Josh Alford is in his first year as an assistant women’s soccer coach at USC Aiken after spending the last seven years as the head coach at Parkland College.

Alford guided the Cobras to a 78-22-7 record and a top-15 national rankings in his last six seasons at the helm. Under his tutelage, Parkland College won back-to-back M-WAC Championships in 2014-15 while student-athletes garnered NJCAA first-team All-America and all-region honors. Alford’s student-athletes have gone on to play for Division I, II, III and NAIA squads, as well as making the professional ranks.

A two-time M-WAC Coach of the Year (2014-15), Alford picked up NJCAA Region 24 Coach of the Year in 2011. He was also the M-WAC Chair from 2014-16 and has developed and staffed soccer clinics for the Air Force since 2012.

Alford played for Olivet Nazarene and Parkland College. He spent 2003-05 with Parkland College, earning all-conference and all-region accolades while being tabbed an All-American Contender. From 2005-07 Alford attended Olivet Nazarene and picked up all-tournament team honors and was nominated for all-region first-team accolades. In 2010, Alford received the M-WAC first-team Player of the Decade.

He graduated from Eastern Illinois with a degree in general studies.

Alford served as the assistant director of coaching at Illinois Futbol Club for 11 years. He currently holds a NSCAA National Youth Diploma and a USSF C License.