Shephard, a native of Allen, Texas, enters his first season as the assistant men's soccer coach who will be in charge of the goalies. Shephard recently spent three years coaching at his alma mater, Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
As a three-year letterman with the RiverHawks, Shephard was named to the 2013 All-MIAA Honorable Mention team as he played in 22 matches with 15 starts in the net. He recorded a career record of 10-3-4 and owns a career 1.04 GAA with a .759 saving percentage. Shephard ended his career with 63 saves while only allowing 20 goals in 1,726:35 minutes played. Shephard was the winning goalkeeper for NSU in the 2012 NCAA Round of 16, the first victory in NSU's history in the NCAA Championship.