Eric Schoenstein is the fourth head women's soccer coach in University of Southern Indiana history.
No stranger to the USI soccer program before joining the Athletic staff in 2014, Schoenstein playing a pivotal role during the Screaming Eagles' dominance of the Great Lakes Valley Conference with the Eagles winning league titles in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. He was a senior captain in 1991, earned All-Region honors 1988, was a three-time All-GLVC award winner (1988, 1990, 1991), and finished his career on the 1991 Academic All-GLVC squad. The Evansville, Indiana, native is still among the all-time leaders at USI, ranking third in goals scored (34); fifth in assists (22); and third in total points (90).
Schoenstein, who was selected as the first full-time women's soccer assistant coach in February of 2014, has been a mainstay in the Evansville soccer community since the 1980s. He became a part of the USI coaching staff after serving as the Sporting Southern Indiana (formerly Southwest Indiana Soccer Association) Director of Coaching and Player Development since 2002. He was named the 2013 Indiana Girls Travel Coach of the Year and was the 2008 Indiana Director of Coach Award winner.
During his tenure with Sporting Southern Indiana, Schoenstein enlarged the club from 12 to 32 teams, growing the recruiting base from 200 to 600 players.
Schoenstein compiled a record of 269-80-60 as the head coach of the SWISA Rush U-18 Girls, winning two State Championships, Midwest Region 2 Semi-finals, and two Midwest Regional League titles, while earning a number one ranking in Indiana and number four ranking regionally. He also led the SWISA Crush U-17 Girls, to one State Championship and two Midwest Regional League titles. Finally, He led the Swisa U15 Mutiny to a President's Cup Regional title and 3rd place finish at President's Cup Nationals.
Larry Nohalty '94 joined the USI women's soccer staff in July of 2015 as women's soccer assistant coach. He assists Head Coach Eric Schoenstein, focusing on the training of goalkeepers.
Nohalty, who graduated from USI with a bachelor's degree in business administration, was a part of two GLVC championships (1990, 1991). He also helped guide USI's transition to NCAA Division I in 1992.
A native of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Nohalty has coached locally for more than 20 years. He was the Bosse High School goalkeeper coach for 14 season, taking the helm as the head coach in 2014 and 2015.
At the club level, he has been at Sporting Southern Indiana since 2004 and helped lead 5 teams to State championships and has held numerous positions within the club. Nohalty has an NSCAA advanced regional and goalkeeping licenses along with USSF "F" license. He has been a member of the NSCAA since 2012.
Larry and wife Wendy have four children - three daughters (Abby, Nora, Annie) and one son (Liam).