Soccer – Women’s

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Varsity Soccer
Middle School Soccer

Varsity Soccer

Honor God, play fierce and enjoy! Soccer, much like our walk with God, is to be enjoyed with great passion, fearlessness and focus! When these three elements are combined with skill, speed and the tactical knowledge of the game we love, we will always have a recipe for great success. Within our Grace soccer program, we endeavor to wrap these key elements together and balance them with our love for God. All together these “main ingredients” produce our greatest goal, which is to honor God in all that we do! Honor God, play fierce and enjoy!

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Chris Hemphill

Bible, Head Soccer, Football Coach, & Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

Chris Hemphill

Bible, Head Soccer, Football Coach, & Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

B.A., University of Georgia

Coach Hemphill has played soccer for twenty years, both at the high school and college level. He set the Georgia 5A state record for career goals with 115, was a First Team All-District, and District MVP selection. He played football for The University of Georgia for one year, and was a two-year starter for the Darton College Cavaliers soccer team in Albany, Georgia, earning All-Conference honors. He earned a trial for a professional team in England before retiring to pursue ministry. Coach Hemphill has coached soccer off and on for ten years. He served as an assistant coach at Lee County High School and Deerfield-Windsor School (Georgia). He currently coaches the middle school soccer teams for Grace and is an assistant coach for the boys and girls varsity teams. He also coaches a girls club team for FC Dallas in Tyler. In addition to soccer, Coach Hemphill has coached middle school and high school football at Grace Community School since 2010. He is also an online seminary student pursuing a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics.

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Mitch Smith

Soccer Coach

Mitch Smith

Soccer Coach

Coach Smith is a Tyler native who played locally and for Tyler Legacy High School for a total of 12 years and went on to play for one year at Tyler Junior College. He holds a national soccer coaching license and has coached for 27 years at various school and club soccer levels.  He’s currently entering his 14th year as the Varsity Girls Soccer Coach at Grace Community High School, where he has 7 district titles and Regional appearances, 4 Final Four appearances, and 2 State Championships. He also coaches locally for the FC Dallas East Texas Club, Under 12 and Under 13 girls. His motto for his teams is, “You can’t play the perfect game, but you can always give a perfect effort.”

Mitch currently resides in Tyler, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Sherri, and he has two great children, a son, Jake, and a daughter, Brittany. Coach Smith says of his soccer girls, “I always want to be someone they see as a strong Christian Husband and Father. God is my Rock and Savior, so before they see me as a Soccer Coach, I hope they see me first and foremost as a born-again Christian.”

Middle School Soccer

Honor God, play fierce and enjoy! Soccer, much like our walk with God, is to be enjoyed with great passion, fearlessness and focus! When these three elements are combined with skill, speed and the tactical knowledge of the game we love, we will always have a recipe for great success. Within our Grace soccer program, we endeavor to wrap these key elements together and balance them with our love for God. All together these “main ingredients” produce our greatest goal, which is to honor God in all that we do! Honor God, play fierce and enjoy!

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