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MARK SHELDON |   ASSISTANT COACH
 

On March 23, 2020, Kansas City Head Women’s Soccer Coach Jessica Smith announced the hiring of Mark Sheldon as the Roos women's soccer assistant coach. Sheldon arrives at Kansas City having spent the last three seasons as the head women’s coach at Baker University.

In three years at Baker, Sheldon compiled a 23-25-6 (.481) record. In 2019, the Wildcats went 10-7-1 under his leadership advancing to the conference tournament.

Prior to Baker, Sheldon served as Director of Operations for the Kansas Rush Soccer Club from 2015-17. From 2008-2015, he was the Director of Coaching at the Kansas Youth Soccer Association. Within that role, he served as the Technical Director & Administrator for the Olympic Development Program.

Sheldon has led soccer efforts in numerous capacities including head coaching duties at Shawnee Mission West High School as the head girls soccer coach from 1994-2000 and 2004-2006 and served as the head boys and girls soccer coach at Olathe Northwest High School from 2006-2008.
 
Sheldon is a 1993 graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in secondary education. He earned his master’s from Kansas in 2001. He is a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Girls National Training Center Staff member and has a USSF 'A' License. He also serves on the coaching staff for the USYSA Midwest Olympic Development Program (ODP).
 
Coaching Career
•    Baker University Head Coach | 2017-19 (3 years)
•    Kansas Rush Soccer Club Director of Operations | 2015-17 (3 years)
•    Kansas Youth Soccer Association Director of Coaching | 2008-15 (8 years)
•    Olathe Northwest High School Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach | 2006-08 (3 years)
•    Shawnee Mission West High School Head Girls Soccer Coach | 1994-2000; 04-06 (10 years)
•    University of Kansas Volunteer Assistant Coach | 2000-01 (2 years)

ALLIE HESS |  GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH
 

Kansas City: Serves as graduate assistant coach for the 2019 season.

2018-19 season: Served on the coaching staff at Kearney (Mo.) High School helping the girl's program to a Class 3 third-place finish in state competition.

2014-17 (Missouri): Played in 64 games as a Mizzou Tiger, starting in 43 of those in her four-year career.... The 5-11 forward scored 22 points (8 goals, 6 assists) on 71 total shots.... Had three-game winning goals... Earned SEC player of the week honors and a spot on the All-SEC Academic honor roll each of her four years at Mizzou... Played over 3200 minutes in her career.

Personal: Earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science at Mizzou in 2018... Plans to earn her Master’s in Higher Education at UMKC.

Hess Quote: “I’m excited and humbled to work alongside Coach Cissell and his staff. I grew up in Kansas City and I’ve followed the Roo’s soccer program since I was a young girl. This program is top notch and I think it’ll be a great fit!"

Coach Cissell Quote: “We are thrilled to be able to add Allie Hess to our coaching staff and our awesome soccer family here at Kansas City Athletics. Allie is a tremendous overall person and is a very good soccer coach who enjoyed a successful collegiate playing career on the field and in the classroom. Ally is from the Kansas City area and she understands and appreciates what we are trying to do with our KC Roos Soccer Family on the field, in the classroom and within the community. Allie Hess will be a great addition as we continue to build and strive for comprehensive excellence.”