St. Catharine College

St. Catharine, KY 40061
Kentucky Midwest
Private Very Small Developing team

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Paul A. Patton

2018 will be Coach Patton’s thirteenth season as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at St. Catharine. From 2006-2009, Paul served as the Head Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach. Paul took over the sole duty of coaching the Women’s Soccer team in 2010 after overseeing the transition of both programs from NJCAA (2 year) competition to NAIA (4 year) competition and joining the Mid South Conference.


Coach Patton has 23 seasons of collegiate coaching experience including 18 years as a Head College Coach. He holds a USSF ‘C’ license and has earned the NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diplomas as well as a NSCAA National Diploma. Coach Patton holds the career record for most wins by a soccer coach at St. Catharine College with 86 and he holds the same record at Spalding University with 63.


In 1995, Coach Patton founded both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Programs at Spalding University. After coaching both teams in 1995, he continued to coach the women’s team through June of 2004. During his tenure he led the Women’s team to 6 consecutive top 3 finishes in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and to one NAIA Region 8 tournament appearance.


In 2006 Coach Patton took over both the Men’s and Women’s teams at St. Catharine. During his tenure at SCC, the men’s soccer team was NJCAA Region 7 Runner-Up in 2006 and 2007 and won the Southern State Shootout in 2008. The women’s team was the NJCAA Region 7 Runner-Up in 2006, and in 2007 they won the NJCAA Region 7 Crown and went on to be a District F Semi-Finalist. The Women’s Team earned recognition as a NAIA Scholar Team in 2008-09, 2012-13, and 2013-14. The team posted program records for wins in both 2009 (7), 2010 (8), 2012 (12), and again in 2013 (14). In 2013 the team finished 14-6-0 overall with a best ever, fourth place finish in the Mid-South Conference and first ever appearance in the Conference Semi-Final.

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Lindsey Vinson

Lindsey Vinson, joined the staff as Assistant Coach on December 1, 2014. Vinson, a native of Dawsonville, Ga., had an outstanding career as a goalkeeper on the St. Catharine Women's Soccer team. During her time at St. Catharine, she was named Academic All Mid-South Conference for all four years. She earned Player of the Week honors once, was second team All-Conference her junior year and was named NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete her junior and senior years. She was St. Catharine Female Athlete of the Year in 2013 and earned recognition as Outstanding Student of the year in both Biology and Natural Science.


Following her graduation from St. Catharine, Vinson worked with disadvantaged youth in the AmeriCorps program in Montana. But even while that work was ongoing, she contemplated her next move. “I was probably moving back to Georgia but Coach Patton talked to me about this possibility,” said Vinson. “That was an easy decision. I am definitely invested in this place (St. Catharine) and I really, really care about the school and the soccer program.” In addition to her daily work with the varsity program, Vinson will help with recruiting, work with the Reserve Squad, and coach the Goalkeepers.

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Tim Wolz

Tim Wolz completes his fifth season at St. Catharine College as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach with 27 years of coaching experience which include 18previous years of college coaching. In 2014, this SCC team finished the season 15-6 and Mid-South Conference Tournament Runner-Up. Coach Wolz was awarded Southeast Region Coach of the Year and Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year. This makes Coach Wolz the only coach in the history of the conference to be awarded Coach of the Year for both the men (2014) and women (2002).


He is a former Assistant Coach for the Louisville Lightning in the Professional Arena Soccer League, was the women's coach for 8 years at the University of the Cumberland’s, 2 years at Coker College (women), and 2 seasons as the Assistant Coach for the men's program at Eckerd College in St Petersburg Florida.


In 2010 the Louisville Lightning coaching staff was named PASL Staff of the Year and finished second in the US Open National Tournament.


Tim has coached both Men’s and Women’s college teams in his career. During his tenure at The University of the Cumberlands, Tim spent 3 years as an assistant coach and 5 years as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. He is second in all time wins and the team made the regional tournament 4 out of the 5 years he was in charge. All 8 years, the team led the conference with student-athletes on the All Mid South Conference Academic team. Tim has also been involved with Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club and the Kentucky FIre Juniors in Louisville, KY coaching youth of all ages.


Tim attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, KY and played college soccer at Western Kentucky University. Tim received his Master's Degree from Western Kentucky University in Sports Administration and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He completed his Bachelors Degree from Cumberland College with a major in History and a minor in Psychology. Tim holds a NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma, a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma and a USSF Coaching Diploma.


Coach Wolz is married to Stacie Chambers and they currently have 3 children Logan (13), Grace (11) and Davis (8).

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Simon Bird

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