Herb Schuler is leaving Team Chicago!
We are sad to announce that effective Monday, June 13, 2016 Boys’ U10-19 Director of Coaching Herb Schuler will be leaving Team Chicago. Herb will be moving on to become the Executive Director of Hattiesburg FC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Herb has been an extremely valued member of our staff over the past two years, especially with his work in the newly created role of Boys’ U10-19 Director of Coaching. He has helped solidify and grow our boys’ program, and we are confident that his successor will be able to build off of the strong foundation Herb has helped put in place.
Team Chicago will undertake a national search to find its new Boys’ U10-19 Director of Coaching, and we plan to announce the new hire by mid-summer with a start date of August 1, 2016.
Herb would like to share the following words with the club:
“It pains me to leave Team Chicago. It was a very tough decision to make in the wake of the success of the Team Chicago boys’ teams over the last two years. It is a decision that was made for my family and my long-term professional growth. I also have extended family rooted in the South, so this move brings us closer to them.
My wife – former Team Chicago coach Nikki Schuler – will be a full-time teacher and soccer coach at Oak Grove H.S. Oak Grove is the high school where Brett Favre has coached the last three years.
Brett is still coaching and funding all programs.
In addition to my duties as the Executive Director of Hattiesburg FC, I will also be an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at William Carey University. William Carey is one of the top NAIA programs in the country and went to the NAIA Final Four last season.
My time at Team Chicago has been special and I have loved every minute of it. The people, players, and staff have been amazing and I will always look back fondly. It is a first class club and I wish the club, and in particular the boys, all the best in the future.”
We wish Herb and Nikki all the best in their new life in Mississippi and thank them for all their hard work for Team Chicago.