Zachary Shearer joined the men's soccer program before the start of the 2018 season as an assistant under another new coach, Juan Espinal. Shearer came to Indian Hills from Austin, Texas, where he was the head coach of various boys soccer teams ages 8-16. In that role he conducted training for over 40 players on a given day, focusing on technical and tactical development. Shearer served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Concordia University in Austin, his alma mater. And his hiring at Indian Hills marks a return to the state of Iowa for the one-time assistant soccer coach and housing coordinator at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.
Since 2007 the new Indian Hills coach has been a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)-Food Service Sergeant in the United States Army where among his duties was organizing and maintaining a dining facility designed to feed 500 soldiers. Shearer has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in education, sports administration from Concordia University in Texas.