The 2016 season is Svihlik’s first season as the head coach for the Student Princes, Svihlik was named the head men’s soccer coach at Heidelberg on March 4, 2016.

Before hailing to Heidelberg, Svihlik served as a full time assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach at Notre Dame College, an NCAA Division II institution. He helped lead the men’s team to an appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament each of his two seasons.