Head Women's Soccer Coach
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.
McCormack married the former Jamie Edwards, who serves as the Head Volleyball Coach at Piedmont, in May of 2008 and the two now make their home in Lawrenceville, GA.
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
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.