U11-U14 Technical Director: Sam Schroeder
Sam Schroeder joined LUFC in 2019 and serves as the U11-U14 Technical Director. This former collegiate player and coach is responsible for player development during the first four years of the Select Program.
The Monticello, Minnesota native returns to Sheboygan where he attended Lakeland University. He majored in Education and played soccer from 2003-2006. After graduation, he set forth to pursue his career ambition of being a soccer coach and joined the staff of Lakeland University as the Assistant Coach for the men's team. During that time, he was also the Head Soccer Coach at Plymouth High School where he helped lead the boys team to the state semifinals in 2010.
In 2011, Schroeder became the Head Coach for the women's soccer team at Ripon College. During his 6 years at Ripon, he helped transform the women's soccer program to become regionally ranked.
In 2017 Schroeder was an Assistant Coach at Indiana University before moving back to Minnesota to coach the U17 Development Academy at the prestigious Shattuck St. Mary's school from 2018-19.
Schroeder is an avid fisherman and is excited to be back in Sheboygan - both for the access to Lake Michigan and the unique opportunities at LUFC. "Here we are really focused on 2 key areas: developing age groups and developing individual players. At the college level you develop teams so you can win...in the development academy you develop players. Here we're doing both."
In addition to his Technical Director responsibilities, Schroeder is also the coach for the U11 and U12 Girls Select Teams.
Schroeder lives in Sheboygan with his wife, Abby. They have 2 children, Sully (7) and Hadley (4), whom are both active in the LUFC Academy and Stars programs.