McMurry University

McMurry University Athletics
South 14th & Sayles Blvd-McM Station Box 188 Abilene, TX 79697
Division 3 Texas South
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Mike Lambeck

McMurry University Director of Athletics Sam Ferguson announced the hiring of Mike Lambeck as the head coach of McMurry University Men's Soccer in February of 2019.

In his first season at the helm of the War Hawks, Lambeck posted a 6-10-1, 3-7-1 ASC record, earning his first career victory over Jarvis Christian. The season was highlighted by a 4-1 win over #25 Belhaven and included five All-ASC honorees, led by first teamer Miguel Esteban Jr.

Lambeck joined McM after three seasons as an assistant for the University of the Ozarks men's soccer program. During his time with the Eagles, Lambeck helped lead the team to three consecutive playoff appearances.

Primarily working with goalkeepers, Lambeck helped develop 20 All-Conference players in his three seasons at Ozarks. Goalkeepers earned those honors in 2016 and 2018.

Prior to his stint with Ozarks, Lambeck spent three years as the assistant men's soccer coach at his alma mater Wittenberg University, as well as one season as an assistant coach for the women's program at the University of Akron. While at Akron, he developed a goalkeeper to be selected to the All-MAC Freshman team.

In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Lambeck has coached numerous soccer camps in Ohio. He has also served as the head coach and Director of Goalkeeping for Club Ohio Football Club, as well as the Director of Goalkeeping and Youth Academy Director for the Arkansas Valley Soccer Association.

Lambeck holds both a USSF National D license and USSF National Goalkeeping diploma. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach, as well.

As a player, Lambeck was a four-year starting goalkeeper at Wittenberg. He was a two-time All-Ohio team member and 2011 NCAC first-team goalkeeper. He led his team to an appearance in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Professionally, he was the starting goalkeeper for Zanesville Athletic F.C. of the National Premier Soccer League in 2013.

Lambeck graduated from Wittenberg with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2012, and earned his Masters of Sports Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2019.

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Dustin Beal

McMurry University head men’s soccer coach Mike Lambeck announced a new addition to his staff on April 13, 2020, naming Abilene’s own Dustin Beal as his assistant coach.

Beal joins the War Hawks with a strong knowledge of the American Southwest Conference, as he previously worked as a graduate assistant at Hardin-Simmons University during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Beal also coached the Abilene Soccer Club/FC Dallas West Texas squads.

“Dustin is a perfect fit for our program, and I could not be more excited to work alongside him,” said Lambeck. “He is a fantastic recruiter and a very passionate coach. His vision and coaching style will help make our scholar-athlete’s experience second to none, while helping take our programs success to new heights. I truly look forward to what he can bring to the War Hawks men’s soccer team.”

As an athlete, Beal lettered four seasons at HSU and helped the Cowboys to a pair of ASC Championships in 2013 and 2014. In his senior season, Beal was named the 2015 Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

The Midland native also earned a pair of first team all-conference honors and a pair of all-region selections. Beal was also named academic all-ASC as a sophomore, junior and senior.

“I am very excited to work with Mike and the boys this fall,” Beal said. “I think Mike is working on something solid over here and to be a part of a program on the rise is what every young coach wants to be a part of. I look forward to working with and learning from him and (Coach) Charles (Nobles) along the way.”

Beal earned his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science in the Fall 2016 semester. He later went on to earn an MBA from HSU in the Spring of 2019.

Beal owns a USSF National F Coaching License. He also has over three years of experience in coaching, immediately following his collegiate career.

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