Borchers returns to TMU in May 2020 with decorated experience after serving as TMU’s head men’s and women’s soccer coach from 2002-2007, alongside current head women’s soccer coach David McDowell.
In April 2007, Borchers was selected to lead the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Emmanuel College. From 2010-2020, Borchers was solely the men’s head coach with Emmanuel.
Borchers is fresh off of leading the Lions to back-to-back winning seasons (2018, 2019). While at Emmanuel, the Lions earned a NCCAA Region runner-up in 2011 and the team took their first trip to the NCCAA National Tournament in 2015. Borchers led the Lions to their first NCCAA Region Championship in 2016, which sent them to the national tournament for the second year in a row. The Lions, in fact, completed the 2016 season ranked No. 2 in the nation after finishing National Runner-ups at the NCCAA National Championships. In addition, Borchers was named the 2016 NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year.
While at Truett in 2006, Borchers was recognized by his coaching peers as the GJCAA Region 17 Coach of the Year.
“We are so very excited to welcome Coach Borchers and his family back to TMU,” Athletic Director Jenni Shepard said. “After a 13-year hiatus he will be coming back to where his head coaching career began, where many of the external things have changed, including the facilities and people, but the root of this institution has remained a constant heartbeat.
Coach Borchers is a man of God whose passion for others, integrity, work ethic and drive will be seen by all over the course of time. I’m excited to see what he is able to accomplish as he works to excel in the areas of discipleship, academic performance, servant leadership and athletic performance within the men’s soccer program.”
Borchers’ coaching experience also includes Georgia Futbol Club (Lilburn, Georgia) and currently at Rapids Futbol Club locally in Clarkesville, Georgia.
Borchers played soccer collegiately at Piedmont College (1995-1998), and was a four-year starter and three-year captain. He was an All-Conference player (1996-1998), a NAIA All-South Region Team member in 1997 and earned All-American honorable mention in 1997. Following his collegiate career, Borchers played at the semi-pro level as a member of the “Bluebird Premiere League” (New Zealand) in 2000.
Borchers holds a Master’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching from Ball State University (2008). His wife, Audrey, and their three sons (Cole, Kale, Ian) currently reside in Cornelia, Georgia.
BORCHERS' COACHING PHILOSOPHY:
"You can count on me to hold myself, the staff, and our team to a high standard, that is prepared and taught with excellence. We will be intentional in exploring new and innovative ideas to challenge ourselves and the players both spiritually and in the game of soccer. My priorities will always be in this order God, family, soccer. I will set an example of a Godly father, husband, and man. I will communicate to challenge and encourage. I will lead us with an unwavering pursuit of teaching servanthood and showing these young men what they are capable of. This team will NOT be about me!!"