Columbia College (SC)

Columbia College Dept of Athletics
1301 Columbia College Dr Columbia, SC 29203
NAIA South Carolina Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter is in his 10th year with Columbia College, third as the Head Coach. While at Columbia, the team has achieved a record of 82-59-10, while making the conference championship game in 2011, and achieving 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the conference in 2015 and 2016, as well as making the conference tournament in all but one year. In 2018, Hunter coached the AAC player of the year, Ruby Hallam, who was also named an NAIA All-American. During his time at CC, the program has received numerous individual awards including 4 golden boots, 2 offensive players of the year, 1 AAC player of the year, and double-digits of first-team all-conference selections.

Prior to coming to Columbia, Hunter played professionally in England after playing collegiately at Coastal Carolina where he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching, and Furman University, where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. At Coastal Carolina, Hunter garnered Big South First Team All-Conference honors and All-Tournament Team honors while leading the team to the conference championship game in 2008 after a second place regular season finish. In 2008, Hunter had 11 goals and 6 assists to lead the team in both categories. The 2009 Chanticleers were also the Big South Regular Season Champions as Hunter received Big South Academic All-Conference Honors. In 2006, Hunter led the Paladins of Furman university in goals scored, while garnering Academic All-Conference in every season he was with the program.

Prior to playing in college, Hunter represented both the South Carolina and USYSA Region III team in ODP, was called up to the US U14 National Team Camp in 2002, and attended IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL, his senior year of high school. Prior to IMG, he attended Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island, SC, for two years, where he tied the single season goals record with 37 and in just two years scored 61 goals.

Hunter currently holds a NSCAA National Diploma as well as a USSF "D" license and coaches at GPS Lexington SA. He is the GPS Lexington Soccer Academy Camp and Tournament Directors. He resides in Lexington.

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Keith McCawley

Keith McCawley is in his third year as an assistant coach at Columbia College. Coach McCawley currently works as an administrative assistant in Richland One School district, along with also coaching at GPS Lexington Soccer Academy. McCawley is the Head Coach of both the 05 Girls Red and 05 Boys White, as well as being Assistant Tournament Director and Assistant Camp Director for the past four years. He currently holds his USSF "D" license, and also has experience in the high school game, having been both an Assistant and Head Varsity Coach in the Columbia area.

Coach McCawley will take on some of the recruiting responsibilities at Columbia College, specifically focusing on Junior College and other transfers. His role will primarily be to add quality players to the squad from the junior college ranks through research and scouting of the impressive nationwide Junior College network. He is also responsible for scouting reports on the Koalas opposition throughout the season.

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