Connor Liney enters his second season as a graduate-assistant coach for the men’s soccer team at LaGrange College in 2020.
Liney was a four-year starter at center back for the Panthers from 2015-18. He recorded six assists during his senior campaign, which were the most on the team and tied for fifth most in the USA South.
During his junior and senior campaigns, LaGrange qualified for the USA South Tournament. The 2018 team recorded the program's most wins (10) in a single season since the 1993 campaign. In total, Liney posted 11 assists in 71 career games.
Liney recorded his first-collegiate goal, which stood up as the game-winning tally, during a 1-0 victory over visiting Toccoa Falls on Oct. 6, 2015.
Liney earned the Panthers’ Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. He represented LaGrange on the USA South All-Sportsmanship Team during the 2018 campaign.
During his time as a Panther, Liney was an active member on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The driven student-athlete served as the head staff member for the LaGrange College orientation program, while also working as the director of finance at LCMiracle and a mentor for Leaders Inspired for Tomorrow (LIFT) on campus.
Liney worked as an information-technology and a human-resources intern at Priority Payment Systems in Alpharetta, Georgia. He also served in an intern capacity at Counseling Services, Inc., in LaGrange.
Liney earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from LaGrange in 2019 and is working toward a master’s in clinical mental-health counseling.