Robert Hunter is in his 9th 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.