Timmy McCormack enters his third season as Head Women’s Soccer Coach in the fall of 2019 following a USA South Tournament Championship in 2018. McCormack is no stranger to the sidelines for the Green and Gold after spending a combined eight seasons as an Assistant Coach for Piedmont soccer, seven of those with the Lady Lions.
In his second season as head coach, McCormack led the Lady Lions to its fourth USA South Tournament Championship as Piedmont defeated long-time rival Maryville College, 1-0. Piedmont would advance to the NCAA tournament where it played its closest tournament game to date, falling 2-1 to No. 17 Lynchburg College.
The Lady Lions posted 16 shutouts on the season and outscored opponents 41-10 while out-shooting the opposition 18-9.
Piedmont posted a 16-0-4 record under McCormack’s leadership in 2017 as the Lady Lions posted 14 shutouts and outscored opponents 53-8. Defensive prowess has been McCormack’s specialty as his work with the defensive side of the squad helped Piedmont to 110 shutouts over his combined nine years with the Lady Lions including 18 in 2015.
McCormack has been on the sidelines with the Lady Lions for one of the most impressive decades of soccer in the program’s history. McCormack was an assistant with the program when the women won four conference titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) and helped Piedmont to four NCAA tournament appearances.
In 2015, McCormack helped the Lady Lions to one of their finest seasons 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 Tournament appearance. McCormack saw another All-Conference selection in the goal with Michaela Gardner taking the honors on the way to becoming the second NSCAA All-Region goalkeeping selection since 2009.
McCormack spent two stints as an assistant with the women’s program from 2009-2011 and again from 2013-2017. 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.
In the fall of 2012, McCormack led his alma mater Huntingdon College to one of its winningest men’s soccer 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 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 United Soccer Coaches, McCormack holds a National Goalkeeping Diploma and Advanced National Diploma 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 & current USA South 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.
A 2008 graduate of Huntingdon College, McCormack earned his bachelor of arts in history. He followed that with a master of arts in teaching from Piedmont College in 2010.
Currently residing in northeast Georgia, McCormack manages all aspects of the women’s soccer program while also serving as an Assistant Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
Rachel Hines enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Piedmont women's soccer team in the fall of 2019. Hines joined the Piedmont staff after her own four year playing career as a forward at the University of Washington.
In her first season with Piedmont in 2018, the women's soccer team won the USA South Tournament in thrilling fashion. After a double-OT win against host and top-seeded Greensboro College, the Lady Lions won 1-0 over Maryville in the championship thanks to tournament MVP Allie Kuzel's game-winner in the 35th minute.
The Lady Lions were 7-1 in USA South play with the lone loss coming against the Scots of Maryville with redemption on championship Sunday. Piedmont posted 16 shutouts while outscoring opponents 41-10.
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 holds her U.S. Soccer "D" License Coaching Certification. She also holds the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma and 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.