The 2011 season will be Shawn Fernholz’s second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Hood College Blazers under head coach Brian Wall.
Fernholz was a vital member of Hood’s team from 2006-09 as he owns almost every program record for goalkeepers. Fernholz obtained seven shutouts in his career while starting 60 games in the net for the Blazers. The most minutes ever played in a Blazer uniform also belongs to Fernholz as he played over 5,223 minutes in his career at Hood. He recorded 17 victories in the net and owns the all-time record for saves in a game with 16. Fernholz was honored with the Coaches’ Award at the 2010 Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.
A native of Millersville, Md., and a graduate from Old Mill High School, Fernholz received his bachelor’s degree from Hood in May of 2010 in psychology. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in thanatology.
By adding Fernholz to the staff Hood College will now have a coach who is experienced in the goal and will add a piece to the coaching staff that it has not had in the past.