2017 Men's Soccer Coaches
Efrem Shimlis Photo

Efrem Shimlis

Head Coach 17th season

Bio

About Coach Shimlis…

  • Alma Mater: Park University
  • Playing Experience: Played four seasons at Park University
  • Record: 184-86-21 (All-time men’s soccer coaching wins leader at Park)

Coaching experience…

  • 1998-2001 / Park University, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

More about Coach Shimlis…

  • Has guided Park University to eight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013). In 2008, Park qualified for its seventh-straight NAIA National Tournament, which was the third longest active streak in the country.
  • Before his appointment at Park, the Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, native played professionally for the 1997 World Champion Kansas City Attack of the National Professional Soccer League, as well as the Daytona Speed Kings and Columbus Comets.
  • In 2002-2003, under coach Shimlis Eric Ongao was named the NAIA Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.
  • Has coached 15 individuals who have earned All-American designations in his 16 previous seasons at Park; two first team, two second team, four third team and seven honorable mentions.
  • Shimlis has coached 23 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
  • Awarded AMC Coach of the Year in 2010 and MCAC and Region IV as Coach of the Year 2007.
  • In 2007, the team earned the NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award. 
Ronaldo Falcao Photo

Ronaldo Falcao

Assistant Coach 2nd season

  • Alma Mater
    Park University

Bio

About Coach Falcao…

  • Alma Mater: Park University
  • Playing Experience: Played two seasons for Park University

More about Coach Falcao…

  • He was a captain of the team in the 2013-2014 season, he led the Pirates to the American Midwest Conference regular and post season conference championships.
  • He was also part of the team that made it to the first round of the NAIA National tournament.
  • Falcao earned his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing in December 2015.
  • He is currently enrolled in MBA program with an emphasis in International Business.