|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
Paul McGinlay is in his 22nd season as head coach of the Trinity Tigers men’s soccer team.
Since joining the Trinity staff in 1991, Coach McGinlay has chalked up a record of 350-61-26 (.831). Coach McGinlay is the winningest active coach, by percentage, in ALL NCAA Divisions. He ranks fifth by winning percentage of all soccer coaches in NCAA history.
Coach McGinlay guided the Tigers to the 2003 NCAA Division III National Championship, with a spotless record of 24-0-0. It marked the first NCAA title - in any division - for a soccer team in the state of Texas.
Trinity has competed in the NCAA Tournament for 10 straight years (15 of the last 16), including 2011, and has entered the postseason event as the top-ranked team in the nation seven times.
The Tigers, who have also been national runners-up, have made the NCAA Final Four three times, and the quarterfinals on seven occasions.
Coach McGinlay's Tigers have emerged as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion 14 times, amassing a record of 155-9-6 (.938) in the conference. For his efforts, Coach McGinlay has been honored by his peers as SCAC Coach of the Year 12 times. He has been elected the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional Coach of the Year on seven occasions.
Twenty-three Trinity players have earned All-America honors during Coach McGinlay’s tenure. Fourteen Tigers have been selected as either SCAC Player of the Year, or Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year.
Josh Smith, who went on to a pro soccer career, was named NSCAA Division III National Player of the Year in 2003. Lance Key, the current Tiger women’s coach, is a former Trinity All-American, and played for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
The renovated Trinity soccer facilities were renamed the Paul McGinlay Soccer Field, with a special dedication ceremony in September 2011.The playing field was enhanced with new turf, and the grandstands were expanded to accommodate 1,500 spectators. The Isom Memorial, named after a late Trinity men’s player (Tito Isom), is 14-foot-high red-brick facility which is utilized for announcing, scorekeeping, video recording, and live streaming of all Tiger soccer games. Competing teams are also stationed in the bench areas.
Prior to joining the Trinity staff, Coach McGinlay was an assistant men’s soccer coach at the College of Wooster (Ohio). Coach McGinlay holds a United States Soccer Federation "A" license, and an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA.
A native of Corby, England, Coach McGinlay earned a bachelor's degree from the University of London.
Coach McGinlay and his wife, Whitney, have a daughter (Claire) and son (Dylan).