Sheila McGill
Sheila McGill
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 651-962-5921
Email: [email protected]

Coming off conference championships in 2015 and 2016 and a runner-up showing in 2017, Sheila McGill enters her 12th year at the helm of the Tommies in 2018. She guided the 2017 Tommies to a 1-1 record in the NCAA playoffs.

Her 123-64-23 overall record (75-31-15 in MIAC regular-season) includes nine consecutive winning seasons in conference play and four consecutive trips to the conference playoffs. 

McGill has been on the Minnesota soccer scene as a prep and college player and youth, prep and college coach for 30 years. A former MIAC soccer player at St. Mary's from 1993-97, McGill was an assistant coach at St. Catherine from 2003-06. Her local coaching resume also includes four seasons as an assistant coach at Cretin-Derham Hall High School (1999-2002); five seasons as a head coach in White Bear Lake's youth soccer program, and eight seasons coaching for USYSA Region II and the state of Minnesota in the Olympic Development Program.
McGill also conducts her own annual youth soccer camp and has been a clinician at several other camps. McGill holds a USSF 'B' license, a National Youth License, and NSCAA Level I & II goalkeeping coaching license.
At St. Thomas McGill has carried on a strong academic tradiiton with a team grade-point average in the 3.40 range. In 2017 alone, UST had nine upperclass athletes make Academic All-MIAC with cumulative gpas of 3.50 or better.
St. Thomas finished 10-7-1 despite injuries and a young roster in McGill's debut season, then broke through to win the MIAC championship in 2008. Picked sixth in the MIAC preseason poll, the 2008 Tommies finished 14-1-5 overall and took first in the conference with a 9-0-2 record. St. Thomas made it to the NCAA Tournament -- the program's fifth NCAA playoff berth in 12 seasons but first since 2002 -- before losing in penalty kicks to Loras. Junior Erin Sprangers was chosen conference MVP and McGill was named conference Coach of the Year. Their 14-1-5 record and .825 win percentage ranked among the best in college soccer, and UST reached 13th in the Division III national rankings.
St. Thomas was MIAC runner-up and returned to the NCAA playoffs in 2009 after a 13-6-1 finish.

The 2014 Tommie team returned to the MIAC playoffs. The Toms won their quarterfinal game but fell in the semifinals to finish the season 8-8-4.

In 2015, St. Thomas was slotted out of the top three in the MIAC preseason poll and posted a 8-2-1 conference record to win the regular-season championship. In the MIAC playoffs, the Tommies reached the championship game but fell 1-0 to Gustavus to finish second. That UST team had 21 freshmen and sophomores on a 27-player roster.

The 2016 Tommies posted a remarkable 10-0-1 record in conference play to claim the MIAC regular-season title for the second-straght year. St. Thomas fell in the MIAC championship game but received an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament for the teams' first trip since 2009. The Tommies lost to Loras in the first round to end the season with a 17-3-1 record and Coach McGill and her staff were honored as Region Coaching Staff of the Year. Sophomore forward Mallory DeBoom, the MIAC Offensive Player of the Year, and senior goalkeeper Tarynn Theilig, the 2X MIAC Defensive Player of the Year, were both third-team All-America selections. St. Thomas played exceptional defense the entire season as they only allowed six goals in 21 games played.

Sheila McGill Year-By-Year