Paul Harbin Leads Soccer Camp at Carey

Hattiesburg, Miss., June 24, 2013 - Paul Harbin, former coach for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers women’s soccer team, led a women’s residential soccer camp for girls ages 13-18 at William Carey University June 18-21. Harbin, along with a staff of soccer coaches, worked with approximately 145 girls throughout the week, challenging them to improve their skills and build confidence in themselves and their abilities. The main goal of his camp is to help these young women develop their technique and confidence in an environment that is both challenging and fun.

Following the 2010 season, Coach Harbin retired from the college ranks after coaching at the NCAA Division I level for 22 years. He continues to direct residential soccer camps, as he has done for over 20 years. Coach Harbin holds a career-winning record at UAB, where he led the program during the first 14 years of its existence. Under him, the Blazers played in two NCAA Championships and won three Conference USA Championships. Before UAB, he coached at Mercer University where he also held a career-winning record. His teams were ranked in the top 25 on several occasions and were ranked in the Top 10 in the region nearly every year.

Coach Harbin has been selected as the Conference USA Coach of the Year and appointed as the Head Coach of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s South Region Women’s Select Team. He served as a member of the coaching staff of Alabama Olympic Development Program (ODP) and the ODP South Region staff. After busy summers with the Paul Harbin Summer Camps, he works as staff coach at Homewood Soccer Club and as a substitute teacher in Homewood City schools. Coach Harbin also coaches students individually as a peak performance coach. He and his wife, Mo, reside in Birmingham with their three children.

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Pictured is (center) Coach Paul Harbin, former soccer coach for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers women’s soccer team, coaching campers during his Paul Harbin Soccer Camp, held at William Carey University, June 18-21.