Ken Masuhr is in his first season at Vanderbilt coaching the defenders and serving as the recruiting coordinator. Prior to 2015, Masuhr spent four seasons at Penn under current Vanderbilt head coach Darren Ambrose. In Masuhr’s four years, the Quakers never allowed more than 19 goals a season. The team led the nation in shutout percentage and set a program record by allowing just seven goals in 2011, his first season with Ambrose. In 2013, Penn recorded 12 shutouts, gave up only eight goals and went 12-1-4, setting a program record for fewest losses in a season.
In his first three seasons at Penn, Masuhr helped guide the Quakers to three top-three finishes in the Ivy League. In 2011, Penn went 14-2-1 to tie the program record for overall wins and set the mark for winning percentage. Three players were named All-Ivy all four seasons, including three straight years of three players being named First Team All-Ivy, which had never happened in the 20-plus year history of the program.
Masuhr has been coaching for the past decade as the New Jersey native has also made stops at Monmouth, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham and Kean University.
As a player, Masuhr began his college career at Rutgers University, where he helped the Scarlet Knights win the Big East title and earn an NCAA Tournament bid in 1999. Masuhr then transferred to Richard Stockton College, where he played a role on the 2002 and 2004 Osprey teams that won New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championships and earned NCAA Tournament berths. As a coach, Masuhr has an “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as well as the Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).