North Greenville University

North Greenville University Crusaders
7801 N. Tigerville Road Tigerville, SC 29688
Division 2 South Carolina Southeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Bill Martin

Bill Martin enters his fourth year as head coach of North Greenville University Men’s Soccer. Martin led the team to its first Conference Carolinas tournament appearance in four years in his second year with the program during the 2017 campaign. Martin previously coached with Eastside High School in Taylors, SC. While at Eastside, he led the Men's Soccer team to a state championship during the 2014 season and finished as the third ranked team in the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) national poll.


Coach Martin currently serves as the Executive Director at United FC – Furman where he grew the youth soccer club from 200 players to over 1200 players over his 19yrs of service. Martin serves on the Region III Olympic Development Staff and the SCYSA State Olympic Development staff. Coach Martin also serves on the SCYSA Coaching education staff.


Martin has an "A" License from the United States Soccer Federation and earned his Premier Diplomawith the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA).


Bill Martin is a graduate of Bob Jones University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Coaching.


He and his wife Tracey reside in Taylors, South Carolina.

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Bret Baker

Bret Baker enters his fourth year as an Assistant Coach with North Greenville University Men’s Soccer in 2019. Baker came to North Greenville after a stint as an Assistant Coach with Truett McConnel College where he helped lead the team to a 10-6-3 record and a berth in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament.


Prior to his time at North Greenville, Baker has been a high school director of athletics in Florida and coached with a variety of youth clubs and schools, including GMSA (Georgia Mountain Soccer Association), Rapids FC, White County Middle School, and White County High School.


Along with his role as an Assistant Coach here at North Greenville University, Baker is the Head Men’s Soccer coach at Wade Hampton High School, and coaches club soccer with United FC. Baker holds a NSCAA Level 3 National Diploma.


Baker is a graduate of Bob Jones University and holds a degree in physical education.


He and his family reside in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Chris Inman

North Greenville University former standout Chris Inman has been brought on as a Graduate Assistant Coach for NGU Men's Soccer after spending a year in Columbus, Ohio working with Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer as a player development coach and marketing intern. Inman played two seasons under head coach Bill Martin where he captained the team both his junior and senior year. He is headed into his first season as a graduate assistant coach in 2019. Inman will act as a director of men's soccer operations and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders.


He has spent time coaching in four different states at a variety of levels. His most recent position has been as an assistant coach at Eastside High School where he helped lead the team to a AAAA State Championship match in 2019.


During his collegiate days, Inman played four seasons for the Crusaders from 2014-18, starting in a combined 41 games out of 54 games played. Inman played all over the pitch as a defender, midfielder, and forward helping to lead the team to their first Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance in four years during the 2017 season.


Prior to coaching at North Greenville University, Inman played semi-professionally for both the Knoxville Force in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and for the West Virginia Chaos in United Soccer League 2 (USL2). Inman, who resides in Greenville, earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management (Business) from NGU in 2018.

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