Coe CollegeCoe CollegeCoe College
Coe CollegeCoe College
Coe Athletics
Men's Soccer
 
 
2013 Men's Soccer Coaches
Homer Screws Image
Homer Screws
Head Coach- 12th Season

Homer Screws took over the Coe men's soccer team in the fall of 2007, after holding the post from 1992-1998. During his first stint, the team made it to the Midwest Conference finals in 1995.

Screws is a native of Tacoma, Wash. where he was a standout youth and high school all-state player. He played collegiate soccer at nationally ranked Warner-Pacific College in Portland, Ore. Screws had a five-season professional career in which he played in more than 100 indoor and outdoor games for teams including the Tacoma Stars, Portland Timbers and the Atlanta Attack. Unfortunately, he suffered a career-ending knee injury and has focused on coaching ever since.

Screws has had success coaching youth players and various competitive teams over the last 20 years. Some of the most notable coaching accomplishments include several state championships, two appearances at the Region 2 semifinals, and coaching a club team with a national ranking as high as ninth in the country. However, if asked, he is most proud of the hundreds of individual accomplishments in which he has been part or had some influence. Literally hundreds of his players have gone on to compete at NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA levels, with over 100 that were State ODP players, more than 20 Regional ODP players and several national team members. Most important to Screws is that several of his former players have been inspired to and are now coaching club, high school and college soccer.

Coach Screws' mission is to "develop a winning, positive culture of soccer of which current, past and future players can be proud." Furthermore, he believes the relationships developed by working toward a common goal will last far longer and mean more than any result on the playing field.

Homer Screws Year-By-Year

  Overall       MWC/IIAC        
Year Won Loss Tie Pct. Won Loss Tie. Pct. Place
1993 3 11 0 .214 3* 7 0 .300 9th
1994 5 9 1 .367 5* 4 1 .550 6th
1995 8 8 1 .500 6* 3 1 .650 t-3rd
1996 6 6 3 .500 4* 4 2 .500 6th
1997 5 8 2 .400 4 4 1 .500 5th
2007 3 11 2 .250 1 6 1 .188 8th
2008 8 7 2 .529 3 4 1 .438 t-6th
2009 6 10 2 .389 2 5 1 .313 7th
2010 8 9 1 .472 3 5 0 .375 6th
2011 6 9 3 .417 2 5 1 .313 7th
2012 5 12 1 .306 2 5 0 .286 7th
2013 5 12 1 .306 0 7 0 .000 8th
MWC         18 18 4 .500  
Career 68 112 19 .389 17 41 5 .310  

*Midwest Conference

 
Richard Appleby Image
Richard Appleby
Assistant Coach- 4th Season

Appleby joined the Kohawk men's soccer coaching staff for the 2010 season after graduating Cum Laude from Coe in 2010 with a major in Physical Education.  During his freshman year, he was a kicker on the football team before joining the soccer program, where he was a three-year letterwinner.  He was active in Residence life, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Student Alumni Association (SAA) while a student at Coe.

Along with his Kohawk coaching duties, Appleby has served as an Assistant Coach for Linn-Mar High School girl's soccer since 2008. Appleby also coaches club soccer for FC United in Cedar Rapids. He currently holds a National D license through the USSF and National Diploma through the NSCAA.

Appleby also works in the Registrar at Coe.