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

Bill Brindley started at CIU in February of 2017 as the men's head soccer coach. He enters 2020 in his 4th season as head coach since taking over the program.


As a player, Coach Brindley played at both the intercollegiate and professional levels. Brindley played at Palm Beach Atlantic University. After graduating in 2006, Brindley signed and played for the USL Real Maryland Monarch in 2009. He would continue his USL career with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds until 2011.


Brindley would step away from the pro's in 2011 to pursue a career in coaching. He was named as head men's soccer coach at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida in 2011. At Trinity, Coach Brindley lead his team to 3 regional championships and 1 NCCAA2 National Championship. He currently has two former players on professional rosters. Brindley also coached 10 All Americans during his time at Trinity. In 2015 he was named as the NCCAA2 coach of the year.


Since taking over in 2017, Brindley has led CIU to two AAC post season tournaments, and three NCCAA South Region tournaments. Under Brindleys leadership, CIU had it's first NCCAA All-Americans in Romulo Barreto and Marcos Da Paz in 2018 and 2019. In addition to these honors, CIU was awarded with it's second Kyle Rote Jr. award winniner in Doran Batterman. This national award is given by the NCCAA to a player who should outstanding leadership and character. The men's soccer program has also had dozens of academic all-conference winners, and has placed five AAC All-Americans in just two years after joining the conference. Brindley is CIU's intramural director and currently serves as the Region Chair for the NCCAA south region.


Coach Brindley lives in Columbia, SC with his wife Kelly and his three sons, Theo (5), Sawyer (3), and Wilder (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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