KCHS announces hiring of new girls soccer coach

Knoxville Catholic High School on Jan. 18 announced the hiring of Josh Martin as its new head girls soccer coach.

He replaces Chris Quinn, who was coach for one year.

Mr. Martin comes to Knoxville Catholic after seven seasons as head boys and girls coach at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C. As head boys coach, his teams had an overall record of 111-32-13 and won five conference titles. As head girls coach, his teams had an overall record of 88-23-3 and won three conference titles and one region title (making the Final Four) in 2018 and were state runner-up in 2018. Mr. Martin has numerous conference coach-of-the-year awards and was named 2018 state girls coach of the year.

He graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan in 2002 after a four-year playing career. He currently serves as vice president of the North Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association and holds a U.S. Soccer Federation D License. He has 19 years of experience as both a head coach and assistant coach at the club, high school, and college level.

“Leaving T.C. Roberson was one of the hardest decisions of my life, but the opportunity to lead the Knox Catholic program while being close to family was the absolute right decision,” Mr. Martin said. “I’m beyond excited to build on what this program has done in the past and mold it into one that competes for state championships. We will represent Catholic on and off the field in a way that will make our community proud and build excitement for future players. I cannot wait to land in Knoxville and look forward to immersing myself in the community. Go Irish!”

Mr. Martin served as an assistant coach at Tennessee Wesleyan in 2001-02, as an assistant coach at McMinn Central High School from 2003 to 2005, as head coach at Bradley Central in 2005-06, as head coach at East Burke in North Carolina from 2006 to 2008, as head coach at Draughn High School in North Carolina from 2008 to 2010, and as head coach at Erwin High School from 2010 to 2012. He became the assistant boys and girls coach at T.C. Roberson in 2012 and head coach in 2016.

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