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Kendall Reyes is in his 10th season as head coach of the USC Upstate women's soccer program.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities at Upstate, Reyes has been appointed to the position as State Technical Coordinator for Coaching Education by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He is the first and only person of color to hold the position in the organization. In addition, he was appointed as an NSCAA National Staff Instructor in the summer of 2007.
Reyes started the USC Upstate women's soccer program in 2000 and has quickly made the program a perennial contender in the Peach Belt Conference. The program won its 50th match in 2004 and Reyes owns a 65-89-13 record at the University in his nine seasons. Reyes has tallied a 84-105-15 mark in 11 years as a collegiate head coach.
Upstate placed three players on the All-Conference team in 2006 and one in 2005. Reyes led USC Upstate to a 12-2-3 record in 2004 and a 6-1-1 mark in the Peach Belt Conference, earning a second straight second-place finish in the league. Five players earned All-Conference honors and two were named All-Region. In 2003, the Spartans claimed second place in the conference behind eventual national champion Kennesaw State.
Reyes led USC Upstate to the 2001 Peach Belt Conference Championship in just the second year of the program's existence. In total, he has coached 17 All-Conference and six All-Region selections and one All-American since 2000.
Prior to coming to USC Upstate, Reyes was the head coach at Newberry College, where his overall record was 15-20-2 in two seasons. In 1999, he led the Lady Indians to a 9-9-1 record, marking the first non-losing season in the program's history. While at Newberry, Reyes coached an honorable mention All-American, a South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, a NSCAA All-South Region selection, and five All-SAC players.
Reyes started his coaching career at Francis Marion assisting with the men's program from 1993-98. He also assisted in the establishment of the women's program in 1995 and helped build the program into a perennial national contender on the Division II level.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities at USC Upstate, Reyes serves as an Olympic Development Program State Team Head Coach for the S.C. Youth Soccer Association. He also served as an O.D.P. Region III Staff Coach and is an Associate Director of Soccer Vision Academy, Inc. In addition, he has been instrumental in the University's summer program, attracting the Canadian National Team to campus in 2003 and the 12-under Regional ODP Camp in 2004 and 2005.
Coach Reyes holds the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) National and Advanced National Diplomas and Premier, as well as an NSCAA Goalkeeping Institute Diploma.
Reyes, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, graduated from Francis Marion in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in English, with a coaching minor. He also earned a M.Ed. from FMU. While there, he was a four-year captain, four-time letterman and two-time All-Peach Belt Conference selection for the Patriots.
An ordained Deacon, Kendall and his wife, Minister E. Pearl Reyes, have two children, Lamar and Tia N'Kenja.