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Stanford men's soccer adds two coaches

 

Stanford's Director of Men's Soccer Jeremy Gunn announced the additions of Shane Carew and Ben Moane to his coaching staff on Thursday.

Carew, who has spent the past two seasons as head coach at Cal State Monterey Bay, will serve as an assistant while Moane arrives on The Farm to fill the role of volunteer assistant. He was most recently the head coach of the Boston Bolts' U19 and U17 U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams and served as the organization's Director of Goalkeeping.

"The priority with anyone we bring on staff is simple," Gunn said. "Do they help the program? Shane and Ben certainly do and are phenomenal additions to the Stanford soccer community. Their resumes speak for themselves and the expertise they bring will no doubt help shape the program moving forward."

Carew played collegiately a Charlotte from 2000-02, was a three-time All-Conference USA selection and later returned to the program as its director of operations. Also while in North Carolina, Carew was the Executive Director of Coaching for FC Carolina Alliance from 2008-12 and an assistant coach at Elon in 2013. That season, the Phoenix went 15-5-3, defeated a pair of top-10 teams and advanced in the postseason for the first time, reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Carew comes to Stanford from Monterey, where he ran the Otters' up-and-coming program for two seasons. In 2018, CSUMB went 7-9 overall, more than doubling it win total from a year prior (3-11-2), and 5-7 in CCAA play. Carew's side finished with the program's fourth-best record since it joined the NCAA in 2004 and just one spot removed in the conference standings from what would have been its first playoff berth since 2007.

"The opportunity to work with Coach Gunn, his players and staff is one that truly excites me both professionally and personally," Carew said. "When you mention Stanford, people's eyes change. The drive to be the best is infectious. The success of the program under Coach Gunn has been incredible and I am both humbled and honored to be on his staff."

Carew, who holds UEFA B and USSF A coaching licenses, played professionally for Shelbourne FC and Killkenny City in Ireland and the Long Island Roughriders in the United States.

Moane returns to collegiate coaching after a season away to focus on his work with the Bolts and in pursuit of additional coaching licenses. He was awarded his USSF A license in 2018 and is working on his UEFA A license to be completed in December.

"Ben has been truly impressive in every interaction we've had since looking to bring in a new coach," Gunn said. "His credentials and his qualifications are quite incredible and the work he has done with the Boston Bolts club program has been phenomenal. Everyone he has worked with has said wonderful things about Ben and he's someone that will bring a wealth of experience and has a fantastic future in college soccer."

Moane spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Boston College (2016-17), helping the Eagles to a 9-9-3 record and second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2016. He worked primarily with BC's goalkeepers and oversaw the team's fitness regime in conjunction with the athletic department's strength and conditioning staff. He spent the 2015 season as the goalkeeper coach at Northeastern and at the same time began his four-year connection with the Bolts.

"I am extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to join Coach Gunn's staff," Moane said. "Stanford is a world-renowned university with one of the nation's best soccer programs and he has created an unbelievable environment in which to learn and develop as a young coach. I am looking forward to getting started with the guys and adding value to the program wherever I can."

A 2013 master's graduate of Bethel University, Moane earned his undergraduate degree at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He played in the Irish Premier League as a goalkeeper for Cliftonville FC and also for Queens University, Carrick Rangers and Institute FC and as a youth international for Ireland's U17 and U19 sides.

— Staff report

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