Dustin Shambach enters his fifth year as goalkeeper coach at Navy in 2014. He splits time coaching both the men's and women's goalkeepers.
Shambach coached goalkeeper Gavin Snyder to one of the best goalkeeping seasons in program history in 2013. Snyder led the NCAA in save percentage (.917) and his save percentage ranked as the seventh-best in NCAA history. Snyder also ranked second in the NCAA in goals-against average (0.37).
Under Shambach's guidance, Snyder established three Navy season records for save percentage (.917), goals-against average (0.37) and solo shutouts (10). Snyder allowed just six goals for his 0.37 goals-against average and had a 15-1-0 record in goal.
In 2013 Shambach also guided the Navy women's goalkeeper, Elizabeth Hoerner, to a 15-5-0 record, 0.53 goals-against average and a .853 save percentage. Hoerner was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year for the second-straight season.
During his first four years at Navy, the programs have had strong goalkeeping as in 2010, then-freshman Aaron Dupere posted the second-best GAA in school history on the men's side. On the women's side, Alexes Lopez-Shaw posted the seventh-best GAA in school history during the 2011 season. In 2012, Elizabeth Hoerner was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year and earned NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic region honors.
Prior to coming to Navy, Shambach spent two years as the Goalkeeper coach at Messiah, helping the Falcons capture a pair of NCAA Division III national titles. Two of his goalkeepers were named the national tournament MVPs for their efforts.
He ranks highly in a number of D-III goalkeeping rankings as a result of a stellar career in which he led the Falcons to national championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2004, Messiah became the first team in tournament history to go through the NCAA tournament without allowing a goal, outscoring opponents 17-0 in five games.
Shambach, a 2007 graduate of Messiah College, resides in Annapolis with his wife, Christie.
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