Meet the Coaches - Week of champions 2016
Meet soccer Coach Steve Shak. He was the #1 overall draft pick in the 2000 MLS Superdraft. He played for the NY/NJ Metrostars and then the Colorado Rapids. Coach Shak started as a walk-on for the UCLA, then later became a starter and led the Bruins to the 1997 National Championship.
Antonio London played linebacker on the 1992 National Champions football team at the University of Alabama. He then went on to play in the National Football League for 7 years on the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Number 55 was known for his hard-hitting style of play on the field, which some attribute to his nickname “Stick”. Today he is known by most as “Coach London”. His love and passion for football are still in play as he coaches at several levels. He also hosts free football camps for hundreds of local youth. Coach London believes it is his duty and responsibility to give back to the community, and offer today’s youth the chance to succeed on and off the field.
Rodney is an NC State Grad and was ACC's Player of the Year in 1991 after averaging 27.0 points per game. He is 4th on the ACC's all-time scoring list with 2,551 career points. In 2002, Monroe was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the fifty greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history. "Fire and Ice" was the popular nickname given to Monroe and backcourt teammate Chris Corchiani during their years with the Wolfpack.
About his time spent coaching, Monroe says, “The game of basketball isn’t just about the x’s and o’s and making baskets. For me, you’re teaching young men how to win and how to lose, to understand that every time they go out on the court or go into the community, people are watching them…they represent Christ on and off the courts.”
Chosen in the eighth round of the 1992 National Football League draft by the Atlanta Falcons, Derrick Moore had a seven-year NFL career with the Falcons, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals. He still holds the expansion-team rushing record, set with the Panthers. His football career has earned him many other accolades but one of his proudest accomplishments was being inducted into the Albany (Georgia) Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. For the past 13 years, he has directed spiritual-emphasis efforts at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, providing leadership training on behalf of the athletic association. He has worked extensively as a mentor for collegiate and professional athletes, has conducted a variety of corporate training and education programs, and has given motivational speeches in more than 40 states.
Andy McGaffigan pitched in the major leagues for parts of 11 seasons, including two with the Royals (1990 & 1991). The 6'3" right-hander appeared in the major leagues as both a starter and reliever, compiling a career record of 38-33 with 24 saves and a 3.38 ERA.
After cheering in high school she became a physical education major at UGA where she was on the gymnastics team her first two years of college. Also, while at Campus Crusade for Christ her freshman year at the University of Georgia, Marilou realized she had a "religion" but not a "relationship" with Jesus Christ. She asked Him into her heart and so started her spiritual journey. The next 3 years, Marilou cheered for the Dawgs and was a two year captain and NCA College All-American her senior year. After coaching high school cheerleaders and teaching PE at the Lovett School in Atlanta for six years, Marilou was hired to return to her alma mater, the University of Georgia, as the head cheerleading coach in 1993 where she coached until 2004. She then went on to be the Dean of Women at Whitefield Academy in Atlanta. She is currently the Executive Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cheerleading Ministry. With Coach Braswell this year will be:
- Makenzie Blalock- UGA Cheerleader
- Kat Tatum – GA Southern Cheerleader
- Katlyn Fryer – Florida State University
- Stefani Shepherd – Cheered at Western Carolina
Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction at Palmetto Dunes Resort
Golf Digest South Carolina Top-Ten Instructor
Doug Weaver is a former PGA Tour Pro and US Open record holder. His weekly TV show and monthly golf tips have made him somewhat of a celebrity on Hilton Head Island. Doug has many years of teaching experience and has played and practiced with Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen, Tom Watson, Payne Stewart, Fred Funk and many others. Additionally, Doug was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter and named 2011, 2012 and 2013 Honorable Mention as a US Kids Top 50 Instructor.
Ed Heberling joined USCB in February 2011 as the school's first women's soccer coach, quickly assembling a team to begin play in August 2011.
In the program's second season, Heberling led the Sand Sharks to a berth in the Sun Conference Tournament, and USCB hosted its first postseason game a year later as the fifth-place finisher during the regular-season. The Sand Sharks returned to the TSC Tournament for a third consecutive year in 2014 after winning their final three regular-season games.
A native of Taylorville, Ill., Heberling came to USCB after serving as head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, S.C. Heberling launched the Tri-County Tech women's program in May 2010 and guided both teams for one season. Before that, Heberling served as head men’s and women’s soccer coach at his alma mater, Iowa Wesleyan College, where he was a second-team all-conference goalkeeper and forward.
Heberling was the head coach of the Iowa Wesleyan women from 2003-10 and director of soccer operations from 2004-10. He served as an assistant for the men's team from 2003-08 and took over as head coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Laura Heberling joined USCB in February 2011 as assistant softball coach and associate director of athletics marketing and was promoted to head softball coach in August 2013.
In her first two seasons at the helm, the Sand Sharks have compiled a record of 81-25, making her the winningest coach in the program's brief history. USCB was the Sun Conference regular-season and tournament runner-up in Heberling's inaugural season as head coach in 2014 and won the Sun Conference Tournament title in 2015 before reaching the championship game of the NAIA Opening Round.
Heberling served as an assistant during the first two years of the program's existence and was instrumental in the team's success, including key roles as the team's pitching coach and lead recruiter.
After finishing with a 37-11 record in its inaugural season in 2012, USCB went 43-6 and won the Sun Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2013 before falling one win short of qualifying for the NAIA National Championship tournament.
After completing a successful playing career at Young Harris College, Virginia Intermont College and UNC Pembroke, Heberling served as an assistant coach at UNC Pembroke, William Woods University and Iowa Wesleyan College.
As a player, Heberling helped propel Young Harris to a ninth-place finish in the NJCAA national tournament in 2003 and 2004. After finishing her first two years at Young Harris, she moved on to Virginia Intermont for one season, leading the team with a .344 batting average and going 4-4 with a 4.30 ERA in the circle. She completed her career at UNC Pembroke, where she had a successful season pitching for the Braves.
After her playing days, Heberling she stayed on as a student assistant coach at UNC Pembroke. After serving as a graduate assistant softball coach at William Woods for a year, she was hired as the assistant softball coach at Iowa Weselyan.
Heberling’s husband, Ed, is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at USCB.