|Previous College:||University of Lincoln, England '08|
Paul Keeling joined the UMBC women's soccer staff in July of2013. Keeling, who has six years of coaching and three years ofcollegiate playing experience, works most closely with the blackand gold goalkeepers.
“I am very happy to have Paul join our staff,” Wraysaid. “Although he will mainly be responsible for trainingour goalkeepers, he has a wealth of experience in every aspect ofthe game and I trust that he will give valuable input in all areasof the program. Paul’s enthusiasm for the game is exactlywhat we need as we move this program in the rightdirection.”
Keeling comes to UMBC from Division II Lincoln MemorialUniversity in Harrogate, Tenn., where he has spent the last threeseasons as a member of the men’s and women’s soccercoaching staff. During his stint, the Railsplitters’ men wenta combined 31-16-5 and advanced to the title game of the SouthAtlantic Conference Tournament in 2012, while the women’ssquad posted an overall mark of 27-22-4. In addition to recruiting,Keeling was also responsible for the development and monitoring ofthe squad’s conditioning and dietary programs, as well as themanagement of the team’s facilities, equipment and teamtravel.
Keeling won two BUCS Division I titles and made two tournamentappearances in his three years as a starter at University ofLincoln, England (2005-08). In 2006, he was named the UniversityFootballer of the Year and the University Athlete of the Year.Following his collegiate playing career, Keeling played threeseasons semi-professionally in the UniBond Northern Premier League,his second stint in the league. While with the Retford United FC,he won two division titles, two President’s Cups, one UniBondLeague Cup and one Nottinghamshire Senior Cup.
In 2005, Keeling began his coaching career at the Bassetlaw andDistrict Sport Development Department and has since spent six yearsat both the collegiate and youth levels. He spent one season withthe Lincoln ladies FC Academy and followed with a stint as the headcoach at Eaton Hall College in Nottinghamshire, England.
After making the move to the United States, Keeling founded anddirected the All-American Goalkeeping Academy, which targetedathletes in Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. In 2012,Keeling served as an assistant/goalkeeper coach for Soccer Club OakRidge.
Keeling graduated from the University of Lincoln, England in2008 with a bachelor’s degree in media production andreceived his M.A. in marketing and management at Lincoln MemorialUniversity in 2012.
Keeling holds a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma and a Level IIGoalkeeping Diploma. He also has a USSF National “D”coaching license.