Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Comm Coll Sea Devils Athletics
411 N. Front St. Wilmington, NC 28401
NJCAA North Carolina Southeast
Public Medium National competitor

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C. W. Ponton

C.W. Ponton enters his sixth season coaching soccer at the collegiate level, and fourth as the Head Men's Coach at Cape Fear.


In 2015 Coach Ponton served as the First Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach for the Andrew College Fighting Tigers Men's Soccer team who were ranked as high as 16th in NJCAA Division I men's soccer polls. Prior to this in the spring of 2015, Coach Ponton served as the Jefferson Forest Middle School Head Girls Soccer Coach for one season.


During the 2014-2015 school year, Coach Ponton served as an Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach with the Lynchburg College Hornets Women's Soccer team. That season, Coach Ponton helped guide the Hornets to a record of 27-0-1 winning the 2014 NCAA DIII Women's National Championship, only allowing five total goals on the season. During the spring 2014 campaign, Coach Ponton assisted as an Academy Coach for Central Virginia United located in Lynchburg, Virginia.


In 2013 Coach Ponton led Caroline County High School (VA), the school where he lettered and graduated from as the Head Boys' Varsity and Head Boys' Junior Varsity Soccer Coach. From 2005-2017, Coach Ponton served in multiple recreation leagues, camps, schools, and academies as an Assistant Director, Head Coach, and Official.


Coach Ponton currently holds his NSCAA National and Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma.

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Chris Harper

Chris Harper enters his sixth season on the Cape Fear Men's Soccer coaching staff. He brings nearly 50 years of experience to the beautiful game of soccer from both a player and a coaching perspective.


Born in England, Coach Harper has lived in various countries throughout the Far East, Middle East, Europe, as well as the US, due to his father being in the UN. While growing up Harper attended international schools where the soccer teams consisted of players from all regions of the world.


Coach Harper moved to Wilmington in 1978 and attended and played soccer at UNC Wilmington. After his time at UNCW he moved into the professional ranks playing for Serie A Parma, NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies, and USL Wilmington Hammerheads. Harper has served on the coaching staff for New Hanover High School, Cape Fear Academy, Wilmington Red Stars, and Pleasure Island Soccer Association.

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