Former North Greenville women's soccer assistant coach Andy Aulick has been named the new head coach of the men's soccer program.
Aulick joined the Crusaders as an assistant coach for the women's soccer team under Andy Robinson in 2017. Since then, the program has achieved three consecutive winning seasons as well as three straight Conference Carolinas Tournament appearances.
Andrew Aulick began his coaching career serving as the head coach of the Buchholz High School boys varsity program in Gainesville, FL. where he coached for 5 years. Under his leadership the program gained a 76-20-16 record. During this time he also led the varsity boys team to the state final four, regional championship and its first district title in over 12 years. The program finished with a top 10 national ranking in 2012-13 according to MaxPreps. After being nominated, Aulick served as the FACA Florida North State All Star Boys Head & Assistant Coach in 2011-2013 and All-County Coach of the Year in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Outside of high school, he also served as a staff coach for Gainesville Soccer Alliance, a club soccer organization, from 2009-2014.
Andrew Aulick transitioned to the Greenville area in 2014 and began working with club teams at Carolina FC in Spartanburg. He served as the 00 Boys and 98 Girls Head Coach from 2015-2017. He led his 98 girls team to a 3rd place finish in the state in 2015 and a 2nd place finish in the state in 2016. His girl’s team also competed in the Southern Regional Premier League and finished in 2nd place, making one of the best showings from a Carolina FC team in club history.
Aulick is accredited with an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA and a National License from the USSF.
In his playing career, Aulick was a high school captain and defensive standout player leading his team to a Florida state championship in 2002. He then went on to play collegiately for the University of Florida Club team from 2003-2007 where he was a 4-year starter. The Gators team won the Florida Collegiate League in the 2005-2007 seasons and was the Southeast Regional finalists, finishing in the top 25 nationally in 2005.
Outside of coaching, Aulick is the Head Soccer Coordinator for the Upward Star Center. Andrew and his wife, Marissa, have three kids; a daughter, Ariella, and two sons, Judah and Callum.
North Greenville University former standout Chris Inman has been brought on as a Graduate Assistant Coach for NGU Men's Soccer after spending a year in Columbus, Ohio working with Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer as a player development coach and marketing intern. Inman played two seasons under head coach Bill Martin where he captained the team both his junior and senior year. He is headed into his first season as a graduate assistant coach in 2019. Inman will act as a director of men's soccer operations and recruiting coordinator for the Crusaders.
He has spent time coaching in four different states at a variety of levels. His most recent position has been as an assistant coach at Eastside High School where he helped lead the team to a AAAA State Championship match in 2019.
During his collegiate days, Inman played four seasons for the Crusaders from 2014-18, starting in a combined 41 games out of 54 games played. Inman played all over the pitch as a defender, midfielder, and forward helping to lead the team to their first Conference Carolinas Tournament appearance in four years during the 2017 season.
Prior to coaching at North Greenville University, Inman played semi-professionally for both the Knoxville Force in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and for the West Virginia Chaos in United Soccer League 2 (USL2). Inman, who resides in Greenville, earned his undergraduate degree in Sports Management (Business) from NGU in 2018.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Former Erskine College standout Joe O’Neill has been brought on as an Assistant Coach for NGU Men's Soccer in the 2019 season after spending a season as a Student Assistant Coach in 2016 with Erskine College. As a coach with Erskine College, O’Neill helped lead the team to an improved 7-10-0 in the 2016 season after only winning four games in the 2015 season. He is headed into his first season as an assistant coach for the Crusaders in 2019.
O’Neill will act as an Assistant Coach and lead player development for the reserve squad for the Crusaders. He has spent time coaching with two different youth clubs, GPS Costal Academy, and his current club, United FC, as a Head Trainer for four teams.
During his collegiate days, O’Neill played in the midfield for Erskine College after playing at Junior College, Feather River College, in Quincy, CA where he was first team all-conference Freshman and Sophomore year before transferring to Erskine. O’Neill started at midfield all four years in college. During his time at Erskine College O’Neill started in a combined 36 out of 39 games played.
Prior to coaching at North Greenville University, O’Neill played semi-professionally for both Chasetown, and Walsall Wood in England. O’Neill, who is from Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Josh Gutierrez has joined the NGU Men's Soccer coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
In his playing career, Gutierrez began playing soccer for the first time at 16 and played two years of high school and club soccer. Was named captain of his high school team in his second year of playing and won the U18 South Carolina Youth Soccer State Cup.
Coach Gutierrez began his coaching career at Carolina FC where he coached for almost 10 years. Gutierrez coached several teams in his time where he won multiple tournaments and leagues.
Gutierrez began coaching high school soccer and serves as head coach at his alma mater, James F. Byrnes in Duncan, SC for the past 3 years. Under his leadership the program went to the 2nd round playoffs for the first time in the history of the program.
Coach Gutierrez holds a USSF D Licence
Paul Christensen joined the North Greenville men's soccer coaching staff as a goalkeeper coach in 2020.
Christensen is from Woodinville, Washington and played for a number of club teams growing up including the Seattle Sounders Academy. In high school he spent two years playing with the US U-17 National Team. Paul played four years in college at the University of Portland, and played three PDL seasons with Seattle Sounders U-23. He graduated early with a Bachelors degree in history before being drafted by Atlanta United FC, where he spent two years playing with Atlanta United 2 (2018-2019), and made his MLS debut in 2018. Christensen is currently playing with the Greenville Triumph.