Kevin Varnado joined the Montverde Academy staff in August of 2014 after spending the previous two years with South Carolina’s United Battery Academy. Prior to his time with South Carolina United, Varnado was the Head Soccer Coach at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, where he worked for five seasons from 2007 to 2011. Varnado also served as an assistant coach at Francis Marion for five seasons from 2002 to 2006 prior to his appointment to the head coaching position. During his tenure there, Varnado won two regular season conference championships in 2002 and 2008 and won a conference tournament title in 2008. The 2008 season included an appearance in the NCAA National Tournament where the Patriots reached the regional semi-final. The 2008 and 2009 seasons saw Varnado’s FMU team ranked among the top 25 in the United States.
Prior to FMU, Varnado served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Andrews University in North Carolina for one season. He has served in several capacities within South Carolina Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program (ODP). Varnado holds a USSF “A” coaching license and was a three-year letter winner and two-year captain as a player at St. Andrews University where he amassed first team all-conference honors.