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).