Columbia International University

Columbia International University Athletics
7435 Monticello Rd. Columbia, SC 29203
NAIA South Carolina Southeast
Private Very Small Developing team

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Bill Brindley

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.

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Asher Quave-Robinson

Coach Asher joined CIU's men's soccer staff as an assistant coach in August of 2018. The Columbia native is headed into his second season under head coach Bill Brindley.


Coach Asher had a long playing career at both the college and professional levels. He played at the intercollegiate level at Pfeiffer University. From there, Coach Asher would play in the PDL for the Carolina Dynamo assisting them in a Mid Atlantic Championship run. He would also play for the West Virginia Kings Warriors, and the Fredericksburg Hotspur. He would then play in the NPSL for the Upward Stars helping them achieve a South Eastern Region Championship. Coach Asher also played in the CSL for Burlington SC and the York Region Shooters who were the CSL 2016 champions.


As a coach, Asher has been with many different colleges and professional soccer clubs. This included a year with Millsaps college. A year with the York Region shooters U23's in 2016 who would go undefeated that year and win the CSL Division 2 championship. Later in 2016 Coach Asher assisted Supernova FC in the OSL. In 2018-19 Asher was the head coach of Soda City FC, a UPSL team based in Columbia South Carolina. He led Soda City FC to a 2019 Mid Atlantic Division Championship. In addition to being a CIU assistant, Coach Asher is the director of soccer at Ben Lippen School and director the director of Gateway FC.

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