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Head Coach

Frankie Taal
Head Coach

Frankie Taal enters his 12th season with the North Carolina Wesleyan men's soccer program and fifth as the squad's head coach. He hails from Bethany College in West Virginia, where he served two seasons as head women's soccer coach. The Gambia, West Africa native graduated from Bethany in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.

A veteran of Bethany College soccer, Coach Taal spent over a decade around the men's and women's programs. As a collegiate player, he was a two-time PAC All-Conference selection and was a member of the Bison's 1994 Division III National Championship team. Following the completion of his career, he moved to the sidelines as an assistant for the men's team. During that time, Bethany won five PAC titles and earned five berths into the NCAA tournament.

Taal's Wesleyan tenure as both an assistant and a head coach has seen the Bishops turn in a 147-58-24 overall record, including three regular season USA South Championships, two USA South Tournament Championships, four NCAA Tournament berths, and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.

The 2011 season, his first as head coach, saw NCWC go 7-5-7 overall and earn runner-up finishes in the USA South Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Taal helped coach nine players to All-Conference accolades that season, while six Bishops garnered Academic All-Conference recognition. Most recently in 2014, the veteran coach enjoyed his best season at the helm of the program, guiding the Bishops to a 13-6-1 overall record and a USA South Tournament semifinal appearance.

In addition to his coaching duties, Taal also serves as the Department of Athletics' Gameday Supervisor. He currently resides in Rocky Mount.