Goines steps down at Barton

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After four years at the helm of the Barton College women’s soccer program, Thomas Goines will be focusing his energies in a different direction.

Goines tendered his resignation Thursday afternoon following a four-year stint that saw the Lady Bulldogs compile a 30-32-10 overall record during his tenure that included a 17-19-9 mark in Conference Carolinas play.

Barton enjoyed its best success under Goines last season, as the Lady Bulldogs won 10 matches, won a conference tournament match for the first time in his four seasons and extended Belmont Abbey to penalty kicks in the semifinals before falling.

Goines, who is active in Wilson Youth Soccer Association circles and is the head coach of the first WYSA team to qualify for the U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s National League, will continue his involvement with the club as director of coaches at WYSA.

Before accepting the Barton job, Goines spent four years as the head coach at NCAA Division III Concordia University of Chicago. 

His time at Barton produced seven all-conference selections and the 2016 Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year in Brianna Boyd.

“Coach Thomas Goines has been a loyal and dedicated employee at Barton College,” Barton athletic director Todd Wilkinson said.  “His efforts to build and stabilize our women’s soccer program the last four years will leave the program in great shape for the next leader of the team.” 

“Barton thanks him for his service and we wish Thomas nothing but the best as he begins his new role within the Wilson community.”