ERIN COPPERNOLL | HEAD COACH
Erin Coppernoll has the most coaching victories in the history of the UW-Oshkosh women’s soccer program and the fourth-highest win total in WIAC annals. She has led the Titans to all four of their NCAA Division III Championship appearances and their lone WIAC title.
Coppernoll, who has suffered just one losing season in 12 years of leading the Titans, has a UW-Oshkosh coaching record of 134-84-25 and a resume that also includes NCAA Division III postseason visits in 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2015 and a WIAC championship in 2015.
In 2015, Coppernoll's team secured a share of its first WIAC title with a 5-1-1 league record and finished with a 14-4-3 mark overall. The Titans reached the NCAA postseason for the second straight year and the fourth time overall. Coppernoll coached three players to All-Region citations and six players to All-WIAC laurels, including league Defensive Player of the Year Ashley Siewert. Coppernoll's squad, which recorded eight shutouts, fell in the opening round of the Division III Championship in a shootout to DePauw University (Ind.).
During the 2014 season, Coppernoll led the Titans to a 12-8-1 record, a second-place finish in the WIAC standings and their third national postseason appearance. UW-Oshkosh, which tallied a league-best 12 shutouts, lost a 1-0 overtime decision to Augsburg College (Minn.) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship after earning the program's second WIAC tournament title.
In 2013, Coppernoll guided UW-Oshkosh to an 11-8-2 record and a second-place finish in the WIAC. The second-place showing was the Titans’ best since 2006. Coppernoll coached five All-WIAC first-team performers in 2013, including Anna Beckerleg who captured the league’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
UW-Oshkosh gained its highest national ranking ever in 2012. The Titans opened the season with a 7-0-2 record and ranked 14th in D3soccer.com’s NCAA Division III poll. UW-Oshkosh finished the season with an 11-5-3 record.
In 2011, the Titans prevailed in nine of their last 11 matches to earn a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship. UW-Oshkosh defeated UW-Whitewater in a shootout to clinch its first WIAC Tournament title. The Titans advanced to the second round of the national tournament with a shootout victory over Ohio Wesleyan University.
Coppernoll’s first UW-Oshkosh squad went 15-4-3 in 2004 and tied the school record for wins. UW-Oshkosh then compiled records of 13-6-1 during 2005 and 12-7-2 in 2006. The 2006 season also featured the Titans making their debut in the NCAA Division III Championship.
Coppernoll has coached 24 players to 37 All-WIAC first team citations and 11 players to 16 All-Region accolades by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
In the classroom, Coppernoll’s squads earned a Team Academic award from the NSCAA in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
Prior to arriving at UW-Oshkosh, Coppernoll spent three seasons as the head women's soccer coach and director of intramural sports at North Park University (Ill.). She coached the Vikings to a 22-31-3 record, including a 10-9 mark in 2002.
Coppernoll’s first head collegiate coaching position was at Ripon College. Her only season at the school, the 1999 campaign, resulted in a 2-14 record.
Coppernoll’s resume also includes assistant coaching positions at UW-Whitewater and Appleton East, Oshkosh West and Stevens Point Area high schools.
Coppernoll earned four varsity letters in soccer at Oshkosh West High School. She scored a school-record 62 goals during her prep career, including 17 in 1993 when she received all-state honors.
At the collegiate level, Coppernoll played the 1993 campaign at NCAA Division I UW-Green Bay before transferring to UW-Stevens Point for the next three seasons. At UW-Stevens Point, she helped the Pointers to a 45-16-3 record (21-0-2 WIAC), two NCAA postseason appearances and a pair of WIAC championships. Coppernoll finished her UW-Stevens Point career with 28 goals and 22 assists. She was an All-WIAC first-team selection in 1996 and a second-team award winner in 1995.
Coppernoll, who holds a United States Soccer Federation “C” license, is a former member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship and the NSCAA’s NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Regional Ranking committees.
Coppernoll received a bachelor's degree from UW-Stevens Point in 1998 and a master's degree from North Park University in 2003. In addition to coaching soccer at UW-Oshkosh, Coppernoll serves as the scheduling manager for the Oshkosh Sports Complex.
Coppernoll and her husband, Steve, are the parents of daughters Rylee and Brynn.
JIM SCHROT | ASSISTANT COACH
Jim Schrot enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the UW-Oshkosh women's soccer program.
Last season, Schrot helped UW-Oshkosh secure a 14-4-3 record and a share of its first WIAC title. The Titans reached the NCAA postseason for the second straight year and fourth time overall.
In 2014, Schrot helped the Titans to the NCAA Division III Championship after earning the WIAC's automatic berth to the national postseason event with a 1-0 victory over UW-Whitewater in the league's tournament title match.
Schrot’s presence was felt immediately in 2013 as he helped guide the Titans to their best WIAC finish since 2006. His keen eye for technical work and his understanding of the game has helped propel the Titans to a new level of performance.
Prior to his arrival at UW-Oshkosh, Schrot coached boys soccer at Hartford Union High School for seven years. During that time, the Orioles won five straight conference championships from 2007-11 and qualified for the 2009 Division 1 State Tournament.
Schrot, who in 2008 founded a technical training company that provides skill development coaching to competitive high school and college level players, has been the Director of Coaching for the Hartford United Soccer Club for the past 13 years.
Schrot holds the NSCAA Premier Coaching Badge and a U.S. Soccer Federation National “C” License. He has more than 18 years of club and high school playing experience and has often been recognized for his work in developing players and building championship teams.
Schrot, who was recently named to the Olympic Development Program Staff, and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of son, Cole.