Tyler Sheikh begins his second season at the helm of the Knox College Men’s soccer team after being named to the post in February of 2015 after a successful season at fellow Midwest Conference member school Illinois College.
Sheikh took over a Prairie Fire squad that posted a school-record 15 wins in 2014 and won its first Midwest Conference regular season championship since 1988. Knox swept all four of the major postseason awards handed out by the MWC and had two Second Team All-Region selections.
In his first season at Knox Sheikh helped the Prairie Fire continue its winning ways. The team ranked third in the country in goals scored per game. They scored the most goals in program history and third most in Midwest Conference history on route to a 13-3-3 record and a second straight appearance in the Midwest Conference tournament championship game. The team had another Defensive Player of the Year award along with, for the first time in program history, two First Team All-Region selections. Sheikh also helped two more players to All-Conference selections. Lastly, but certainly not least, over half the team earned Academic All-Conference honors.
Sheikh has only been a college head coach, but he’s served as an assistant and head coach at the high school, ODP and club levels. A former player at NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University, Sheikh also has playing experience in the semi-professional ranks. A former high school history teacher, Sheikh has taught English overseas and geography courses at the college level as well. He holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma.