Hendrix College Soccer Camps


Jeff Trimble
Camp Director / Head Women's Coach

Jeff Trimble enters his third season as the head coach of the Hendrix College women's soccer program.

In 2015, Trimble's Warriors tied the school record with 10 wins and recorded eight shutouts. In his first season, he guided the Warriors to eight wins and a sixth place finish in the Southern Athletic Association.

In two seasons, Trimble has coached nine All-SAA selections and three All-Region picks.

Trimble came to Hendrix after a successful 16-year tenure as the head coach of NCAA Division II powerhouse Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. While with the Mustangs, he was a three-time Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year (1998, 2010, 2013) and was the 2010 NSCAA South Central Region Coach of the Year.

Trimble compiled a 194-101-28 record with MSU, winning four conference titles and finishing in the top four every season. He guided the Mustangs to the NCAA Division II Tournament three times from 2010-13.

At MSU, Trimble coached six All-Americans, 36 All-Region selections and 84 All-Conference picks.

Before becoming the head coach at Midwestern State, Trimble was an assistant with MSU women's team from 1996-97 and a men's assistant from 1994-95. He also served as an assistant coach for Warsaw High School in Indiana in 1994 and for Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. in 1993.

Trimble was a three-time All-District and All-Conference and two-time NAIA All-American Honorable Mention goalkeeper for Grace. He helped the Lancers to three straight conference titles and earn a national tournament appearance. Trimble still owns the school record for most shutouts in a season with 11.

A native of Greenville, Ohio, Trimble played for Dayton Christian High School and was selected to play on the Ohio Olympic Development Program team following his senior season.

Trimble earned his bachelors degree from Grace in 1993 and a masters in Counseling from Midwestern State in 1999. Jeff and his wife Kelly have three sons - Alec, Evan and Owen.

Matt Kern
Co-Camp Director

Matt Kern was hired as the head coach of the Hendrix College men's soccer program in December 2015.

Kern comes to Hendrix with 23 years of head coaching experience and 168 career wins.

Kern most recently was the head coach at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a NCAA Division I program, from 2010-14. While with the Bulldogs, he coached eight All-Big South players and upset fifth-ranked Coastal Carolina in 2013. Kern's teams had a 3.0 or higher grade point average throughout all five seasons.

Kern, served as the assistant men's and women's coach at UNC Asheville from 2008-10.

Prior to joining the staff at UNC Asheville, Kern was the head coach at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. from 2002-07. The Terriers improved under his guidance and set a school record for Division I wins in 2007. He left the program in good hands as Wofford won the Southern Conference championship in 2009. All 11 starters for the Terriers' championship team were players Kern brought into the program.
Kern spent 12 seasons at Sewanee - The University of the South as the head coach from 1990-02. He was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Kern led the school to the 2001 SCAC championship and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Tigers went 31-6-1 under Kern in his final two years at Sewanee. He also coached the golf team and was Director of Intramurals during his tenure.
The Columbia, Md. native was an assistant coach at Springfield College for one year and helped the program set a school record for wins and a national ranking.
He enjoyed a standout collegiate career at Hartwick College from 1984-87. Kern was a four-year starter and helped lead the school to two Final Fours, three Elite Eight appearances and four Sweet 16's. He graduated from Hartwick in 1988.
Kern has two children - Brooks and Emerson.

Kevin Gregory
Camp Staff / Assistant Men's Coach

Former Hendrix College standout Kevin Gregory enters his third season as the Warrior men's soccer assistant.

In two seasons, Gregory has coached two All-Southern Athletic Association First Team selections and two Honorable Mentions. He has also coached nine all-conference selections and three all-region players in two seasons with the women's squad.

In 2015, Gregory helped the Warrior women tie the school record with 10 wins.

Gregory, from Georgetown, Texas, was a four-year starter at midfielder and defender for Hendrix from 2009-12. In 72 games, he scored one goal with six assists and contributed to 14 shutouts, including a season-record eight as a senior in 2012. Gregory was selected as an All-Southern Athletic Association Honorable Mention during his senior campaign and earned an SAA Defensive Player of the Week award.

Gregory was a member of the 2012 Warrior team that broke the school record with 10 wins.

A four-year letterwinner for Georgetown High School, Gregory was named to the All-District squad three-times and was All-Region as a senior. He also helped his club team to a state title and three runner-up finishes.

With coaching in his bloodline, Gregory is the son of long-time Southwestern University head men's soccer coach Don Gregory.

Gregory graduated from Hendrix in 2013 with a degree in History with a minor in Education. He is pursuing his master's in Secondary Education from Texas State University in San Marcos.

Laurie Waters
Camp Staff / Assistant Women's Coach

Former Hendrix College soccer player Laurie Waters joined head coach Jeff Trimble's women's soccer staff in September 2015.

In her first year on the Warrior staff, Waters helped Hendrix tie the school record with 10 victories. She also coached three All-Southern Athletic Association selections and two All-Region picks.

Waters, from Rome, Ga., played in 66 career games as a midfielder. She made 34 starts and scored one goal with three assists and took 20 shots with eight on goal.

Waters was a four-year letterwinner for Rome High School, where she scored four goals and 13 assists during her career. She was also a two-time varsity letterwinner in swimming. Waters was a member of the National Honor Society and played club for Darlington Soccer Academy.

Waters graduated from Hendrix in 2015 with a degree in Allied Health.