Bill Brindley started at CIU in February of 2017 as the men's head soccer coach. The 2021 season will be his 5th leading the Rams and 10th year as a collegiate head coach.
As a player, Coach Brindley played at both the intercollegiate and professional levels. Brindley had an outstanding career at both Tennesee Temple University and NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University (Fla.). After graduating in 2006, Brindley signed and played for the USL Real Maryland Monarch in 2009. He would continue his USL career with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds until 2011.
Brindley would step away from the pros in 2011 to pursue a career in coaching as he was named as the head men's soccer coach at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville. At Trinity, Coach Brindley lead his team to three regional championships and two NCCAA Division II National Championships. He currently has two former players on professional rosters. Brindley also coached ten NCCAA All-Americans during his time at Trinity. In 2015 he was named the NCCAA Division II Coach of the Year.
Since taking over in 2017, Brindley has led CIU to two AAC postseason tournaments and three NCCAA South Region tournaments. Under Brindley's leadership, CIU had three NCCAA All-Americans in Romulo Barreto in 2018, Marcos Da Paz in 2019, and Barretto again in 2020. In addition to these honors, CIU was awarded its second Kyle Rote Jr. award winner in Doran Batterman. The NCCAA gives this national award to a player who shows outstanding leadership and character. The men's soccer program has also had dozens of academic all-conference winners and has placed seven players on AAC All-Conference teams in just three years as conference members. Brindley holds a 31-38-2 record at the helm for the Rams and is only the second men's soccer coach in CIU history. On top of his coaching duties, Brindley is CIU's intramural director and currently serves as the Region Chair for the NCCAA South Region.
Brindley holds a bachelor's degree from Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) and an MBA from CIU. He currently resides in Columbia, S.C., with his wife Kelly and his four children, Theo, Sawyer, Wilder, and Olive.