Mary Shimko returns to Waltham to join the Brandeis women’s soccer coaching staff in early 2017.
Shimko comes to Brandeis after spending one season as an assistant coach for College of the Holy Cross. As an assistant, she was involved with recruiting and technical. Shimko directed the Crusaders’ inaugural fall identification clinic, attracting over 60 campers. She also worked as an assistant camp director. Lastly, Shimko coordinated the team’s volunteer activities.
Prior to her time at Holy Cross, Shimko spent two seasons as an assistant coach for Smith College, where she helped the Pioneers to a pair of NEWMAC Tournament appearances.
Shimko was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the Judges. She helped the Judges to two NCAA appearances. Shimko tallied nine goals and seven assists, including four game-winning goals in her time with Brandeis to compile 24 points, best of the class of 2014. Shimko earned three Academic All-UAA honors in her career. She was a 2014 recipient of the James McCully Award.
Shimko is a 2014 Brandeis graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, earning her Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Smith in 2016. She owns an NSCAA National Diploma and is getting her USSF D License. She is also head coach of the NEFC-Breakers 2001 Central United Team and an assistant coach for the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program for the 2005 girls.