After spending one year as a volunteer assistant, Kyle Schauls moved into an assistant coach role prior to the 2011 season. A former goalkeeper at Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa, Schauls works closely with the Bronco goalkeeping unit. His other responsibilities including the areas of compliance, recruiting, travel, video analysis, camps and scouting.
Schauls helped Western Michigan make its second straight appearance in the Mid-American Conference game in 2011, as Western Michigan defeated then-defending national champion Akron in the tournament semifinals. WMU also posted a regular-season signature win over Michigan, defeating the Wolverines for the first time ever in Ann Arbor. The Broncos produced two Second Team All-MAC honorees and three MAC All-Tournament Team selections. Schauls assisted in training the Bronco goalkeepers which posted three shutouts.
Schauls has been part of the rebuilding process at Western Michigan, which has seen the Broncos return to the upper echelon of the Mid-American Conference. WMU had one of the most successful seasons in school history in 2010, reaching the conference tournament championship for just the third time ever and finishing as runners-up in the regular season, only behind national champion Akron. The Broncos posted an overall record of 10-8-2, going 4-2-0 in MAC play, and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the Great Lakes Region.
Schauls’ previous coaching experience includes three seasons (2007-09) as the varsity assistant at West High School in Waterloo, Iowa. Schaul participated in all phases of coaching and specialized in goalkeeper instruction and training. West High produced an all-conference goalkeeper in both 2008 and 2009 and Schauls was a member of the 2009 Mississippi Valley Coaching Staff of the Year. He has also coached at the No. 1 Soccer Camps in Fulton, Mo., and Kenosha, Wis. Additionally, he founded the Cedar Valley Goalkeeper Camp for youth goalies in Waterloo, Iowa.
As a student-athlete at Wartburg, Schauls was a member of three consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament qualifying teams. Academically, he was a Regent’s Scholar and Dean List member all four years, as well as a IIAC Academic All-Conference selection.
Schauls earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Wartburg in 2010 and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Michigan in 2012. He holds a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.