Wall enters his first season as head coach for men's soccer at Lees-McRae College.
“We have found a young man with great recruiting skills, personality and a desire to be successful at the NCAA DII level,” praised McPhail. “Rich is well-known in North Carolina and it became apparent he was the right man for the job after consulting with many people. He understands our rich history and will make all very proud.”
Wall spent last season as the men’s soccer assistant coach at Brevard College. He was the director for recruitment of student-athletes, developed session plans for the first team and reserve team training, built scouting reports and spearheaded the travel and recruiting budget.
Currently, he serves as the head coach for the West Virginia Chaos of the Premier Development League in Charleston, W. Va.
During a four-month stint in Harrison, N.J., Wall was a training programs coach at the New York Red Bull Academy and was in charge of team training U5-U14 boys and girls for the Plainedge Soccer Club as well as ball mastery sessions for U7-U13. He led spring camps and clinics in the Long Island region.
From Jan. 2013 to March 2014, Wall served as the men’s soccer assistant coach at Belmont Abbey College and the associate director of coaching for U11-U14 boys at Waxhaw Soccer Club.
In 2012, he was the director of soccer operations for the men’s soccer squad at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
“I want to thank President Buxton, and Vice President McPhail for this tremendous opportunity. I am excited to be part of the Bobcat family, and the men's soccer program,” said Wall. “I hope to build on the momentum that Coach Squires and Rusling have established for the program going into this season. This group of student-athletes I am inheriting are optimistic and are hungry to take this program to the next level, and as a coach, you cannot ask for anything more.”
Wall is a Gardner-Webb graduate in sport management and has earned his USSF “C” license, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I certification and NSCAA Junior Level VI diploma.