|Previous College:||Roberts Wesleyan '99|
|Years at FMU:||6|
|Record at FMU:||52-40-11|
John Campbell begins his seventh season as head coach of the Francis Marion University men's soccer program. His six-year mark at FMU is 52-40-11 and his career coaching record is 138-67-31.
The 2017 FMU squad posted a 6-9-0 mark, with one player earning All-Conference recognition and three garnering Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team honors.
In 2016, a young Patriot squad (no seniors) posted an 8-8-1 record and tied for second during the PBC regular season. Sophomore forward Levin Sandmann captured conference Player of the Year accolades. Two Patriots earned All-Conference recognition and three gained PBC All-Academic Team honors.
In 2015, FMU registered an 11-5-2 mark and made a third straight appearance in the PBC Tournament semifinals. It also marked the third consecutive season of double-digit victories -- something that had happened only once before in program history. The Patriots placed fourth during the PBC regular season with two players being named to each of the All-Conference and All-Aacdemic squads.
In 2014, Campbell guided the Patriots to a 12-4-2 record, a third-place finish during the PBC regular season, and a second straight appearance in the PBC Tournament semifinals. FMU narrowly missed earning a bid to the NCAA National Tournament, was nationally ranked during the regular season, and was ranked in the NCAA regional poll. Three team members earned All-Conference recognition and six were named to the PBC All-Academic Team.
Each of Campbell's first three years, the Patriots improved in the win column: from four to five wins in 2012, then to 10 victories in 2013, and to 12 in 2014.
In 2013, FMU posted a 10-5-4 record and advanced to the PBC championship match. The season included a pair of victories over nationally ranked opponents, including the nation's top-ranked team -- a program first. Three team members earned All-Conference recognition and four were selected to the PBC All-Academic squad.
In his first year in Florence, he guided a relatively young Patriot squad to a 5-9-2 overall record, a one-win improvement over the 2011 season. Campbell also saw improvement from the FMU defense that allowed 10 fewer goals than in the previous season.
Campbell came to Francis Marion from Dominican College in Orangeburg, N.Y., where he posted an 86-27-20 record in seven seasons and earned four invitations to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. His squads captured three Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) regular-season crowns and three conference tournament titles.
In his final season at Domincan (fall 2011), Campbell directed the Chargers to a 9-6-3 record, while three of his players earned conference All-Academic Team accolades.
Six times in his seven seasons with the Chargers, his squads recorded double-digit win totals. In 2005, the Chargers were 18-2-0 and ended the year ranked 11th in Division II. The following year, Dominican posted a 12-4-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 conference record, and ended the year ranked 25th nationally. His squads advanced to NCAA post-season play in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010.
He twice earned conference coach of the year honors and was once named the New England Region Coach of the Year. His teams produced 28 all-conference performers and 10 all-region selections.
Prior to taking over the coaching reigns at Dominican, Campbell served as an assistant coach at Bucknell University (2004) and Bloomsburg University (2003). He also spent three seasons as the women’s assistant soccer coach at Division I Binghamton University (2000-2002).
Campbell graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a bachelor of arts degree in psychological sciences. He helped lead the Raiders soccer team to back-to-back conference titles and NAIA National Tournament appearances as a junior and senior. He played one season at Green Mountain College – where he led the team in assists and was second in goals scored – before transferring to Robert Wesleyan.
Campbell went on to play one season for the Vermont Voltage in the Professional Development League.
He holds an NSCAA National and Advanced National Diploma.
Campbell is the seventh head coach in the 42-year history of the FMU men’s soccer program. He guided the team to its 300th all-time win at the end of the 2014 season.