Shaliek Dawkins enters his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Franklin Pierce men's soccer program in 2012. He began his coaching career with the 2011 season following an impressive playing career for the Ravens from 2007-2010, including helping to lead the program to the 2007 NCAA Division II National Championship.
In his first season as an assistant coach, Dawkins helped guide the Ravens to the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference regular season and tournament championships. Franklin Pierce earned the No. 1 seed in Super Region I of the NCAA Division II Tournament and the Ravens advanced all the way to the Final Four -- the program's fourth trip in its history.
Dawkins earned First-Team All-Northeast-10 Conference and All-America honors last season as he helped anchor one of the top defensive units in the nation. The Ravens ranked among the top-10 nationally in team goals against average and shutouts, as the squad went on to win the NE-10 regular season and tournament championships.
Dawkins started and earned all-conference honors during each of his four seasons in Rindge. He started the 2007 NCAA title match as the Ravens downed Lincoln Memorial, 1-0, to claim the first national championship in program history.