Maullin to be inducted into alma mater's athletic hall of fame
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's soccer coach Justin Maullin will be inducted into William Carey University's Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday. Maullin will be part of a 16-member inaugural induction class.
A 1997 William Carey graduate, Maullin was a defender and team captain for the Crusaders, helping the squad to No. 1 national rankings in 1995 and 1996. Maullin, who was an NAIA Academic All-American and member of the national Dean's List during his playing career, was also the student body president in 1995 and 1996 and Mr. William Carey College both years. After wrapping up a four-year playing career for the Hattiesburg, Miss., school, Maullin joined the coaching staff as an assistant for two years, helping the team to another No. 1 ranking and NAIA national semifinal appearances in 1997 and 1998. He was a member of the inaugural induction class for William Carey's men's soccer Wall of Fame in 2007.
Maullin was selected in the first-ever Eastern Indoor Soccer League draft and played for the Mississippi Beach Kings from 1997-98. He also played for the New Orleans Gamblers of the A-League in 1993, the semi-pro Cocoa Express from 1995-97 and the Orlando Kraze of the Premier Development League from 1999-2001. Maullin also played junior professional soccer as an apprentice in his native South Africa and was a part of three national championships.
After leaving William Carey, Maullin went on to become an assistant at UCF for six seasons, helping the Knights to the NCAA tournament in each of his final three seasons.
Maullin came to UNCG as an assistant coach in 2005, and the Spartans advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in three consecutive years of his tenure (2006-08). UNCG was 59-43-10 during Maullin's five years as an assistant.
The Johannesburg, South Africa, native was named UNCG's interim head coach for the 2010 season, and Maullin took advantage of the opportunity, leading UNCG to Southern Conference regular-season and tournament titles and the 19th NCAA appearance in school history.
After a 12-6-4 campaign with a squad that featured just nine returners and 19 new players, Maullin was named the SoCon Coach of the Year and had the interim tag removed from his title.
The 16 members of William Carey's inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class will be recognized and inducted at a banquet Thursday.
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