Westminster, Md., DATE, 2018—Carroll Community College (Carroll) announces
today that Bill Warburton and Tom O’Brien will serve as the head soccer coach
for the inaugural season of the women’s and men’s soccer teams respectively.
“We are excited
to have Bill on board,” said newly appointed Athletic Director Bill Kelvey. “He
brings a tremendous amount of energy, coaching acumen and player development
experience to our program.”
been a very successful soccer coach at both the club and high school
level. He coached for Winters Mill High
School as well as Gerstell Academy, where he led the Varsity Boys team to
back-to-back MIAA "B" Conference finals in 2013 and 2014, winning the
title in 2013.
more than 15 years of soccer playing experience. He has served as a board
member and coach for several local clubs in Carroll and Frederick Counties. He
is well known for his futsal training clinics and player development skills. He
holds a USSF National Youth license and a class "D" coaching license.
the Information Systems Department at Carroll Community College in 2017,
Warburton served as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Information Systems
Program from 2000-2016.
“I am delighted
to have the opportunity to coach at Carroll, an institution that I have worked
in for almost 18 years,” said Warburton. “I will strive to create an athletic
culture that aligns with the College’s mission of empowering learners,
developing leaders and building a strong sense of community.”
In addition to bringing the perspective
of a coach and faculty member, Warburton understands the parent’s point of
view. “Soccer has been part of my family for a long time. My older son played four
years at St. Mary’s of Maryland (Division 3), while my younger son played two
years with D.C. United’s u18 Academy program before receiving a scholarship to
play for Loyola University Maryland (Division 1),” said Warburton.
earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from West Virginia University and a
master’s degree in Business and Management Information Systems from the
University of Baltimore. He resides in Westminster with his wife Maria.
Carroll also announced
that Tom O’Brien will serve as the head soccer coach for the inaugural season
of the men’s team.
thrilled to have Tom O’Brien lead our first men’s soccer team,” said Athletic
Director Bill Kelvey. “His leadership skills, inspirational style and passion
for the game are a winning combination for the team, its players and the entire
served the past four years as assistant coach of the men’s soccer team at
Stevenson University and was a top player and coach at Towson University.
“I am a fervent
lover of the game and remembering the valuable life lessons my soccer coaches
provided, it is time for me to share my experiences to inspire passionate,
creative and compassionate student-athletes,” said O’Brien. “There is no better
feeling than creating a team culture of hard work, accountability, performance
distinguished playing career at Towson, he served as the team captain in both
his junior and senior seasons and was a two-time MVP. He was twice named an All-East Coast
Conference selection, and also named to the Division I All-South Team. O'Brien
was the winner of the Towson University “Unsung Hero" award for men’s
sports and in 2000, he was inducted into the Towson University Athletic Hall of
O’Brien has a
deep commitment to developing students off the field as well, serving as an
adjunct faculty member at various local community colleges in business,
communications and project management. O’Brien states: “I am committed to
helping students succeed in their future pursuits, whether that is going on to
a four-year university or launching their careers.”
In addition to
his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Towson, he earned an MBA from the
University of Baltimore and a master’s degree in Business and Technology
Management from Stevenson University. A
native of Baltimore, O’Brien and his wife Donna reside in Eldersburg.
season of the Carroll women’s and men’s soccer teams begins in the Fall of 2019.
For more information visit www.carrollcc.edu/Athletics/.
Community College offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to
four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional
opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized
attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and
customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a
popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 130,000 students
of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601
Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit Carroll’s website at www.carrollcc.edu.