North Greenville University

North Greenville University Crusaders
7801 N. Tigerville Road Tigerville, SC 29688
Division 2 South Carolina Southeast
Private Small Competitive team

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Andy Robinson

Career Record: 32-46-7 (37.7%)


Seasons at NGU: 6 (Including Current Season)


Conference Carolinas Tournament Appearances: 3 (2015, 2017, 2018)


Coach of the Year Awards: 2 (2017, 2018)


Alma Mater: Covenant College '91


Andy Robinson begins his sixth season at North Greenville University after serving as head coach of the women’s soccer team at nearby Eastside High School in Taylors, SC from 2003-2014. Robinson returns to North Greenville where he was the men’s and women’s soccer coach from 2001-2002.


In charge of the Lady Eagle program since 2003, Robinson spent 12 seasons as head coach of the Lady Eagles, with an overall record of 221-71, which is one of the top winning percentages in the State of South Carolina.


Robinson made six State Championship appearances, winning titles in 2003 and 2007 and finishing as a runner up in 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He led the Lady Eagles to seven Region Championships and six Upper State Championships. In 2007 the Lady Eagles finished ranked in the NSCAA National Top 20 high school poll in America.


In addition to success on the field, Robinson was named Region Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2010 and was selected the SCHSCA State Coach of the year in 2007 and 2012. He was also chosen in 2007 by the National Federation of State High School Association Coach of the Year.


Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Physical Education from Covenant College, while also earning a Master’s degree in Sports Administration and Psychology from the University of Kansas.


He is married to Ann Robinson and the couple has three daughters, Asheton, Abby and Ansley.

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Joshua Heafield

Joshua Heafield was promoted to the Assistant Coach position in 2020 after serving as a graduate assistant for two years with the women's soccer program.


Heafield came to North Greenville as a graduate assistant after playing for three seasons and graduating from Erskine College. Joshua was a defender for the Flying Fleet during his time as a student-athlete 2014-2016 and unfortunately recorded a 3-0 record against NGU. After his playing career, Joshua began his coaching career as a student assistant while playing for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny of the Premier Development League. He also put in time with the GK Icon Goalkeeper Franchise, specializing in goalkeeper training. He also held a similar position with Coerver Coaching.


Prior to his collegiate career, Heafield played for the Plymouth Argyle Football Club's professional youth team in Plymouth, Devon, England.


His favorite Dr. Seuss quote is "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better it's not."

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Katie Taylor

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