The first female head women's soccer coach in the history of the West Coast Conference, Shannon Stiles enters her 10th season at Gonzaga University.
has the Bulldogs'
program staked to be an annual contender in the WCC standings after putting together five straight winning seasons including five consecutive 10-plus win seasons, ending with last year's 12-7-1 mark.
The 12 wins tied the school-record set by the 2005 squad and the six All-WCC
selections are the second most in school history, one fewer than the seven players placed on the All-WCC team in 2005.
nine seasons at Gonzaga
has coached 35 All-WCC selections, 12 All-Academic WCC selections, seven All-West Region selections and one All-American.
coached the Zags to their fourth consecutive season with 10 or more wins, going 3-4-0 in WCC play for a fifth-place finish in 2006.
The season was highlighted by five Bulldogs earning All-WCC accolades.
In 2005, Stiles
to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament as the Zags posted a 12-4-4 record to earn a spot in the postseason.
The Bulldogs' success started in 2003 as Stiles was named the WCC Coach of the Year after guiding GU to an 11-8-0 record and 3-4-0 mark in the WCC.
sophomore season of 1990 the Broncos advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals, with Stiles
scoring the only goal in Santa Clara's loss to the University of Connecticut
was named the team's Most Improved Player that year.
junior season, Stiles
was the fourth-leading scorer for the Broncos, registering three goals and an assist for seven points.
had the game-winning goal against the University of California
in the 70th minute giving the Broncos a 1-0 win.
She capped her career as a senior in 1992 leading Santa Clara in assists with six.
The Broncos advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the third time in her
earned All-Far West recognition after landing on the All-WCC second-team.
was also named Santa Clara's
Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Following graduation from Santa Clara
in 1993, she
was a volunteer assistant coach at Washington State University
in 1993 and the junior varsity coach at Spokane's Ferris High for both boys and girls from 1996-97.
In the fall of 1997, Stiles joined the Gonzaga women's soccer program for the first time, serving as an assistant coach on Ric Grenell's staff.
In 1998, Stiles re-joined the high school ranks serving as the head girl's coach at Spokane's Lewis and Clark High School where she also taught chemistry.
accepted her first collegiate head coaching job in January of 1999, replacing interim coach Julie Polsin.
made an immediate impact on the Gonzaga
program, guiding the Bulldogs
to a 7-13-0 campaign and sole possession of seventh place in the WCC
On Oct. 31, 2002, Stiles
became the Bulldogs' career coaching leader in victories as she
16th career win with a 1-0 victory over the University of Idaho