Coach Tarpley has been a member of the Faulkner University Soccer coaching staff for the past 5 years. He has served as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Faulkner University and is also the Recruiting Coordinator. Tarpley coordinates the Faulkner University Soccer Camp Program planning and running 4 camps a year. He believes that the coach/player relationship extends beyond the pitch and strives to be a mentor to our athletes on and off the field.
Tarpley is a native of Atlanta, Ga. and has lived in Auburn, Ala. for the past 8 years. He has been married to his wife, Stacey, for 20 years and they have 3 beautiful children at home; Allie-16, Becca-14, and Miller-13.
Tarpley has worked with several clubs since moving to Alabama 8 years ago. He took the Opelika Crush U15 boys to the State Cup finals and led the FC Montgomery U18 girls to the Alabama Summer Shootout tournament title. He most recently led the Auburn Thunder 02 Boys to the Liberty Cup Classic and the Auburn Thunder Classic titles in the Fall of 2020.
Tarpley believes in the mission of Faulkner University. He believes that Jesus, academics, and soccer are the three most important things for a Faulkner University soccer player to focus on. He runs several camps and outreach programs for young people in the Montgomery area. Tarpley is active in his church and volunteers as a small group mentor for the Youth group.