Piedmont College

Demorest, GA 30535
Georgia Southeast
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Timmy McCormack

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Timmy McCormack enters his first season as Head Women's Soccer Coach in 2017 following Coach Stephen Andrew's departure. McCormack served eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Piedmont College soccer program with seven seasons coming on the women’s side of the program.

In his eight full seasons combined as an assistant with PC’s soccer programs, McCormack has helped guide teams to conference championship game appearances in seven of eight campaigns including four conference titles for women’s side of the program (’11, ’13, ‘15, '16). Working primarily with the defensive side of the squad, McCormack helped the women’s program to some of its best defensive performances in program history including 48 shutouts since returning to the staff in 2013.

During his time with the women’s soccer program at PC, McCormack has helped tutor 35 All-Conference performers, 6 NSCAA All-South Region performers, 3 NSCAA Scholar All-South honorees, and the first two Capital One Academic All-Americans in Piedmont’s athletic department history (Justine Clay-2011, Laura Goodwin-2013) as well two more in 2014 (Kelsey Schaffernoth) & 2016 (Savannah Castles).

In 2015, McCormack helped the Lady Lions to their finest season in program history with a record 20 wins as Piedmont went 20-2-1 overall with a 10-1-1 conference record on the way to a USA South Tournament Championship and another NCAA Tourney Appearance. McCormack saw another All-Conference selection in the goal with Michaela Gardner taking the honors on the way to becoming a second NSCAA All-Region goalkeeping selection since 2009.

The 2014 season saw the Lady Lions claim a share their first regular season conference title in the NCAA Era (since 2003) posting a 10-1-1 record in USA South play and a 14-4-2 overall record on the year. For the 6th straight season working with the squad, McCormack helped produce an All-Conference performer between the posts with Michaela Gardner earning the 2nd Team selection while center back Kelsey Schaffernoth was named a Capital One Academic All-American.

During his return season of 2013 for PC, McCormack helped guide the Lady Lions to a 17-3-2 overall record that saw Piedmont win three straight at the right time to claim the USA South Tournament Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA National Tournament. For Piedmont, the NCAA appearance was a second in three seasons and second straight for McCormack as an assistant with the program as his last season prior to departing Demorest also resulted in a conference title.

Before heading down to Huntingdon, McCormack spent three years with the women’s team at Piedmont helping the Lady Lions make three straight trips to the conference final as well as win the 2011 Great South Athletic Conference Championship Tournament to earn an automatic berth into the NCAA National Tournament, the first in the program’s near 20-year history.

In the 2010 season, McCormack helped the Lady Lion back four set a new all-time program record for least goals against in a season allowing just 12 scores in 20 games during the 2010 season while also setting the mark for least goals against average in a season with a 0.59 average.

Before switching over to the women’s side of the PC soccer program, McCormack operated as an assistant coach with Piedmont’s men’s soccer team in the fall of 2008. Serving under current Lions Head Coach Jimmy Stephens, McCormack worked with five All-Conference honorees while helping Piedmont to an appearance in the 2008 GSAC Championship Match.

In the fall of 2012, McCormack led his alma mater Huntingdon College to one of its winningest seasons in the previous decade including a victory over 5-time defending conference champions Maryville College, a feat the Hawks had not accomplished since 1999. With the 2-1 win over the Scots snapping a 29-game losing streak to the perennial power, McCormack’s squad improved its winning percentage from the previous season and also posted a draw with Rhodes College, an opponent that had defeated the Hawks by a combined score of 15-2 in their previous four meetings.

As an active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, McCormack currently holds a National Goalkeeping Diploma and National Diploma from the NSCAA in addition to a National ‘B’ License from the United States Soccer Federation. Having been a member of the camp staffs at the University of Notre Dame, Maryville College, and the Cajun Soccer Club, McCormack also served as the Co-Director of the Marshall Soccer School along with Marshall University Head Men’s Soccer Coach Bob Gray in the summer of 2007.

The Lady Lions coach spent his playing days at Great South Athletic Conference member Huntingdon College where he was named to the 2003 GSAC All-Freshman Team and the 2006 All-Tournament Team at the Kyle Rote Jr. Invitational. Prior to his arrival at the collegiate ranks, McCormack won a trio of state championships with the Capital City Soccer Club making a pair of appearances in the US Youth Soccer Southeast Regional Championships.

In addition to his duties with the women’s soccer program, McCormack also serves Piedmont as an Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

McCormack received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Huntingdon College where he earned Dean’s List of High Honors in the fall of 2007. After earning his undergraduate degree in the spring of 2008, McCormack would go on to receive a Master of Arts in Teaching from Piedmont just two years later.

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Rachel Hines

Rachel Hines joined the Piedmont College women's soccer program as an Assistant Coach in the summer of 2018 working under Head Coach Timmy McCormack. Hines joined the Piedmont staff after her own four year playing career as a forward at the University of Washington.

Hines joins a Piedmont team that posted an undefeated 16-0-4 record in 2017 in the first season under McCormack's leadership. The Lady Lions were 6-0-1 in league play earning the USA South Regular Season West Division Championship. A total of eight Lady Lions were named to the all-conference listing including Cassidy Reich who took Player of the Year honors.

Hines was a member of a Huskies team that saw a total of 42 wins over her four year career including a 14-7-2 record in 2014. The Huskies advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament that season making back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.

Hines played in a total of 77 games over her career with her most impressive season coming in 2015. She started 19 of 21 games in her sophomore season posting a pair of goals and four assists with over 1,400 minutes.

While a member of the Huskies team, Hines earned the team's Unsung Hero, Loyalty, and Faith awards. She was also a 2013 NSCAA High School All-American.

Hines currently holds her US Soccer "E" License Coaching Certification and is working on her United Soccer Coaches National Diploma.

Hines is a 2018 graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in English. Hines is originally from Issaquah, Washington and will assist McCormack in all facets of the Lions soccer program.

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Jimmy Stephens

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Jimmy Stephens enters his 13th season as Head Men's Soccer Coach in 2017, guiding the program he was a member beginning with the inaugural team in 1992. A 2011 Piedmont College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, Stephens has produced some of the program’s most recognized individuals while upholding the same commitment to success in athletics and academics alike throughout his more than 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level.

Under his guidance, the men have posted a 101-108-10 overall record in Stephens’ first 12 seasons in Demorest for a winning percentage of .483. During that time, the Lions have garnered a conference tournament championship (2006) in addition to four conference tournament finals appearances (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010), seven-straight conference regular season runner-up finishes (2005-2011), four GSAC Players of the Year, 34 All-Conference players, 18 All-Freshman players, one D3Kicks.com All-American, and three consecutive NCAA Division III statistical leaders.

Stephens’ ability to mentor goal-scorers was never more apparent than the three-year stretch of 2006 to 2008 as the Lions’ leader helped Piedmont become the only Division III men’s soccer program to ever have three straight goals per game national statistical champions in history (Drew Griffin in 2006 & 2007, Jorge Pradilla in 2008). The coach also saw his team become one of just two programs in Division III history, along with Medaille, to have two different players lead the nation in points per game as Drew Griffin did so in 2007 while Jorge Pradilla followed up that season with his own statistical national championship in 2008.

In each of his seven seasons at Piedmont while the school was associated with the Great South Athletic Conference, Stephens produced the league’s top individual scorer while his team also led the league offensively in goals and points during those first seven years he led the program.

For his efforts, Stephens was twice named the GSAC Coach of the Year (2006, 2007) while also guiding the men’s team to the NSCAA Team Academic Award for carrying at least a 3.0 team grade point average in nine of his first 12 seasons at Piedmont.

His 2010 team also handed the head coach a special day with his 100th collegiate victory in men’s soccer in his 11th such season coming in a 4-0 shutout of Warren Wilson College on September 18th in the Ferrum Classic. In 2016, Stephens earned his 100th victory at Piedmont with a 3-2 win over Trinity Baptist College on October 8th in front of the home crowd.

As a player on the first-ever Piedmont College men’s soccer team, Stephens, along with 19 other members of the inaugural season, helped establish the storied tradition of men’s soccer at PC. He served as the team captain for three years and was also recognized as the Most Versatile Player by the coaching staff for his play on the field. In his final season suiting up for the Lions, Stephens helped lead his team as a senior captain to a 14-4-2 record and a share of the Georgia Athletic Conference championship.

After acquiring his undergraduate degree from PC, Stephens remained at his alma mater as an assistant coach for the 1995 and 1996 seasons under then head coach Jason Smith helping the team to a 25-11-1 record during that time. Both the ’95 and ’96 teams finished as the runner-up in the Georgia Athletic Conference, one of Piedmont’s conference affiliations during the NAIA era.

The PC alum then spent five seasons as the head men’s coach and three seasons as the head women’s coach at NAIA Emmanuel College in nearby Franklin Springs, GA starting the women’s program from scratch in 2002. In 2003, his men’s team received a bid to the NAIA Regional Tournament while tallying the program’s first winning record at 12-6.

Stephens also spent three seasons as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Piedmont winning 26 games during that time frame. The Lady Lions had 10 All-Conference selections and 16 All-Academic honorees under Stephens who also produced seven All-Freshman award winners including the conference Freshman of the Year in 2006 (Katie Porter) who led the league in scoring, one of eight such players to do that on the men’s and women’s side combined for the veteran head coach.

A result of his dedication to the Piedmont athletic department over the last 20-plus years, Stephens was inducted into the Piedmont College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 as a part of the 21st induction class of the prestigious club. Stephens is one of three men’s soccer inductees to the Hall, a group which also includes Stephens’ former coaching colleague in Stephen Andrew, former Piedmont’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach.

With his coaching experience spanning three different decades, Stephens holds a “B” License from the United States Soccer Federation and is also an active member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

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Alex Buchman

Alex Buchman joined the Piedmont College men's soccer program as an Assistant Coach in the spring of 2018 working under Head Coach Jimmy Stephens. Buchman joined the Piedmont staff after serving as an Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2017.

Buchman helped guide the Warhawks to a 10-6-4 record in 2017. The Warhawks posted eight shutouts as the team posting a 1.14 goals against average.

Buchman's primary responsibilities were working with the team and goalkeepers in training sessions, building a continuous recruit database, and helping administrate an annual 8v8 summer league. He also helped market soccer camps and generate fundraising initiatives.

He was a goalkeeper for the UW-Whitewater men's soccer team from 2013-2015 posting a 0.94 career goals against average and named Co-Most Valuable Player in 2015. The honor came after posting a 14-4-2 record with six shutouts as the starting keeper. He shut out Rose-Hulman (Ind.) in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament as the Warkhawks reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Buchman's last two seasons with the team.

He was also a three-year member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll and was involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Warhawk Leadership Academy, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Buchman also served as an assistant girls soccer coach at his alma mater, Waterford Union High School, for three seasons (2014-16).

He also worked with the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2016 season as a Brew Crew Member running as a sausage mascot in the famous Sausage race. Other responsibilities included in his time with the Brew Crew were supervising the Kid's Zone, dancing on the dugout during the 7th inning stretch, and making appearances in the greater Milwaukee area.

Buchman is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (general management). He also recently graduated from UW-Whitewater with a master's degree in professional development (higher education leadership).

Buchman is originally from Waterford, Wisconsin and will assist Stephens in all facets of the Lions soccer program.

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