Josh Shields is originally from Starkville Mississippi. Before graduating from Starkville High School he played club soccer with Central Jackson Soccer Organization out of Jackson Mississippi. The ’88 team that he was a part of 4 back-to-back state cups in MS.
Coach Shields begin his collegiate career playing at East Mississippi Community College, where he was a two-time All-State player.
After two seasons at EMCC coach Shields joined the University of Mobile’s soccer program. In his two seasons at UM Coach Shields was a part of a successful Mobile team that won two consecutive conference championships during his two years with the program. As a junior Coach Shields helped lead his team to a NAIA final four tournament appearance in 2010. As a senior, Coach Shields helped the program maintain position as the top team in the nation for most of the season in addition to another National Tournament appearance.
Josh gained semi-professional experience while playing NPSL for Chattanooga FC in 2011 and the Mississippi Storm during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Josh previously coached with Blast FC in Fairhope Alabama and has been coaching with USC since 2014. He currently hold a USSF C Coaching License.