Pat Shelton is entering his 14th season as an assistant coach for the Tritons.

Some of Shelton’s key responsibilities for the Tritons include, but are not limited to: physical strength and conditioning, training management and tactical work with the back four.

Shelton played at UMSL in 2001, which was current Head Coach Dan King’s first season at the helm, and 2002 where during that season he helped the then Rivermen to a 7-2-1 conference record, which stands as the best finish since UMSL joined the Great Lakes Valley Conference. That year, Shelton earned All-GLVC Second Team and All-Region honors as a defender. He started in all 30 games played during his UMSL career.

Prior to coming to UMSL, Shelton played two seasons at Florissant Valley Community College both under King, earning all-region honors both of those years. He played his high school soccer at St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy under Coach Vince Drake where he won two state titles and earned all-conference, all-state and all-metro honors his junior and senior years.

Shelton graduated from UMSL with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in the summer of 2003 and also works at Shelton Industrial Pattern in the Aerospace industry. He is married with four children.