Coaching Staff

Ike Ofoje, Camp Director

Ike Ofoje just wrapped up his 22nd season at the helm of the USC Aiken men's soccer program and the 14th year in which he will solely coach just one team.

Ofoje started the women’s program at USC Aiken in 1997 and served as its head coach for eight seasons, compiling a record of 51-77-10. In 2005, however, Sue Vodicka was hired as the program’s first full-time women’s soccer coach.

With the addition of Vodicka, Ofoje took on the role of Director of Soccer Operations.

Ofoje, a 1991 graduate of New Hampshire College, was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American and was named Most Valuable Player for his 1989 NCAA National Championship team.

As a player at New Hampshire College, Ofoje led his teams to a 72-15-4 record and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He totaled 58 goals, 36 assists, and 152 points in 75 career matches.

He owns the school record for most career points, is tied for most career assists and is a member of the New Hampshire College Hall of Fame.

After graduation, Ofoje played professionally in the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues for the Boston Storm for two seasons.

Ofoje also played on his native country of Nigeria’s junior and senior national teams.

While coaching at St. Joseph’s High School in Huntington, W.Va., Ofoje earned his Master’s degree in Sports Management at Marshall University.

Ofoje, who holds a USSF “A” coaching license, served as assistant women’s soccer coach at Illinois State University before arriving at USC Aiken.
 

Philmore George (USSF A License): Former Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Spelman College. As a player, George was a four-time All-American at Tiffin University, OH, and boasts over twenty years of camp coaching experience.

Totty O. Totty (USSF A License & NSCAA Premier): Totty is the former Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Grambling State University, LA. He was a teammate of Director Ike Ofoje at Southern New Hampshire University, where they both earned two-time First Team All-America Honors and won the NCAA DII National Championship in 1989.

Sam Okpodu (NSCAA Premier & UEFA B licenses): Sam was the former Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Newberry College, SC. He was the Executive Director SC Youth Soccer as well as the NSCAA coaching staff. As a player Sam was an All-American standout at NC State University, NC.

Eugene Eshun-Phillips (USSF C License): Eugene was a 4-year starter at USC Aiken and is a senior coach with GA-SC Bulls Soccer Club.

 

The rest of the 2015 coaching staff will consist of high school coaches and college players.

Nationality: Nigerian; Coaching Qualifications: CAF "A" License; Coaching Achievements: Olympics Beigin 2008 Silver and Rio 2016 Bronze Medalist. CAF Under 23 Senegal 2015 Gold Medalist. FIFA Under 17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 Silver Medalist. Best Coach Award, Nigeria Professional Football League 2009. FIFA Under 20 World Cup Holland 2005 Silver Medalist.