Troy Cole

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Troy Cole
Personal information
Full name Troy Cole
Date of birth (1986-04-11) April 11, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Laguna Hills, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wilmington Hammerheads
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2007 Irvine Valley Lasers
2008 Mars Hill Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Atlanta Blackhawks 14 (0)
2010 AC St. Louis 28 (0)
2011 F.C. New York 23 (2)
2012 Wilmington Hammerheads 24 (0)
2013 VSI Tampa Bay FC 8 (0)
2014– Wilmington Hammerheads 46 (1)
Teams managed
2009 Mars Hill College (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 21, 2015.

Troy Cole (born April 11, 1986 in Laguna Hills, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Wilmington Hammerheads.



Cole attended Laguna Hills High School in Laguna Hills, California, and played two years of college soccer at Irvine Valley College, scoring three goals and three assists as a defender, before transferring to Mars Hill College after his junior year.[1] He scored 7 goals in 35 games for Mars Hill, and was his team captain as a senior.

During his college years he also played with the Atlanta Blackhawks in the USL Premier Development League.[2]


Cole signed his first professional contract in 2010 when he was signed by AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Professional League.[3] He made his professional debut starting at right back on April 10, 2010 in a game against the Carolina RailHawks.[4]

After the demise of AC St. Louis, Cole signed with F.C. New York of the USL Pro league on March 15, 2011.[5] He scored his first professional goal while playing for New York, in a 3-0 victory over the Dayton Dutch Lions on June 10, 2011.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Cole worked as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Mars Hill College, in 2009.[7]


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