Fall 2023, Carolina Christian College is proud to introduce collegiate soccer as part of our athletic program. This program will be a welcomed addition to our growing athletic department, including men’s and women’s basketball and football coming in 2024. We are now taking applications for the fall start. All interested parties should contact our coach matt.kelly@carolina.edu.

Coach Matt Kelly has coached soccer for the last 9 years. Coach Kelly began with Carolina University from 2014-2021 as the assistant men’s coach.  Coach Kelly helped to build their program from his insight as a player and leader. Since 2021 Coach Kelly has been the head boys soccer coach at Carter G Woodson and the head mens club soccer coach at High Point University. Coach Kelly coached 5 All Conference players at Carter G Woodson and finished as runner up’s in the state finals in 2022.

Coach Kelly’s tenacity and commitment was built at his Alma Matter, Southern Wesleyan University. Coach Kelly was a walk on for their soccer team so he knows the work ethic that’s needed to be a success and he has earned a bachelor degree in Sports Management so he knows how that work ethic pays off, but more importanty he knows that it’s only the strenght given from God that builds the work ethic of any person.

Coach Kelly resides in Thomasville, NC with his wife Angela and their three boys, Samuel, Elijah, and Jonathan, and one soon to be daughter Hannah.

We welcome coach Kelly as part of the CCC family and are excited with the future.