Columbia International University is delighted to announce the hiring of Bill Brindley as the Men's Soccer Head Coach. Brindley comes to Columbia International from Trinity Baptist College in Florida.
In five seasons at Trinity Baptist, Brindley led the Eagles from a fledgling first year program to a consistent NCCAA National Championship tournament team. Over the past three year Brindley amassed a record of 43-17 and led the Eagles to a NCCAA DII National Championship.
Prior to his stint at Trinity Baptist, Brindley was a standout collegiate athlete at Tennessee Temple and Palm Beach Atlantic University. After his collegiate playing days came to a close, Brindley went on to play professionally in the United Soccer League for Real Maryland and the Pittsburgh River Hounds, before he transitioned into coaching.
Brindley is well respected in the field of coaching as he holds the NSCAA National Diploma and the NSCAA Professional Development Certificate. While at Trinity Baptist he also served as the NCCAA Men's Soccer South Region Chair member and was a voting member for the NCCAA national rankings.
The opportunity to guide the men's soccer program and grow professionally in coaching was one of the things that drew Brindley to Columbia International, but according to Brindley, it evolved during the interview process.
“Throughout the process it was evident that CIU is filled with passionate people who believe in providing a Christ centered environment for the student-athletes,” said Brindley. “I am proud to join the Ram nation and look forward to helping our student-athletes achieve success on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.”
Columbia International Athletic Director James Whitaker shared Brindley's excitement about his new position.
“I'm excited for Bill to come lead this program and I know that he is going to put his heart and soul into this program,” said Whitaker. “His experience as a former professional and the success he has had early in his coaching career will translate well. Also, his work-ethic, enthusiasm for coaching, and personality will translate well to the culture of CIU.”
Brindley, will begin his new position on February 1.