Forrest Wimberly has been appointed the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Toccoa Falls College. The Augusta, Georgia native brings over 18 years of coaching experience to TFC, most recently serving the past six seasons as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. While at Emmanuel, Wimberly served as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Region Division 1 women’s soccer region chair and is very familiar with soccer in the southeast as well as NCCAA, NAIA, and NCAA guidelines.
“Toccoa Falls College and TFC soccer have a rich tradition and I look forward to helping shape the next chapter of Screaming Eagles Soccer over the coming seasons,” said Wimberly. “I am very thankful for this opportunity to continue working at a Christ-centered college and distinctly felt God’s calling in this move.” Wimberly is the holder of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma as well as the US Soccer Federation (USSF) National C License and National Goalkeeper Coaching License. Before coaching full-time at the college-level of play, Wimberly had success at both the youth and high school level leading his U19 girls Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club team to a state title in 2003 and his Augusta Preparatory Day School varsity boys team to a region title in 2008.
While at Emmanuel College, Wimberly’s teams earned numerous national academic honors each season while serving in a variety of ways through community service projects. Daily devotionals delivered via a Facebook page, visits to children’s homes, food pantry distributions, and youth soccer clinics were just a few ways Coach Wimberly leads his team off the field. “Finding a balance in all that we do while seeking to be excellent in all ways is the formula for success I use,” continued Wimberly. Ken Gassiot, Vice President for Student Affairs at TFC noted, “We are extremely excited to have Coach Wimberly join TFC Athletics and bring new energy to our men’s soccer program. Forrest brings deep recruiting connections within the state of Georgia and holds a desire to develop our players on and off the field. We look forward to his leadership on campus.”
Wimberly will lead a Screaming Eagle soccer squad that will return a majority of players from last season along with needs to fill some critical areas. The Screaming Eagle soccer season begins in August 2016. Wimberly lives in Royston, GA with his wife and three children.