Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham Southern College Athletics
900 Arkadelphia Rd. Box 549041 Birmingham, AL 35254
Division 3 Alabama Southeast
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Greg Vinson

Greg Vinson, one of Birmingham-Southern College's most honored athletes, begins his fourth year as head men's soccer coach in 2019 after 20 seasons as the program's first full-time assistant coach.


He led the Panthers to a 9-6-1 finish in his first season, a 6-8-2 record in 2017 and a 10-6-2 record in 2018. The Panthers have made it to the conference tournament quarterfinals in Vinson’s first three seasons and 15 Panthers have earned All-Southern Athletic Association honors during his tenure. In 2018, BSC had four All-SAA selections which was highlighted by All-SAA First Team goalkeeper and Defensive Player of the Year Galen Curry.


As a three-year team captain and starter at goalkeeper for the Panthers, Vinson set three individual single-season records including most saves (168), most shutouts (13), and lowest goals against average (1.04). For his career at BSC, he set records for most saves (420) and most career shutouts (27). He was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Honorable Mention All-America (1993), NSCAA All-South (1994), and was selected First-Team All-America and named Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America/National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Player of the Year (1995).


Vinson helped lead Birmingham-Southern to a 21-3-1 record in his senior year, which included a No. 2 ranking in the national polls and a trip to the national semifinals in the college's first-ever national tournament appearance. In addition to being named to the NAIA National All-Tournament Team, he was selected to represent BSC in the NSCAA’s Senior Bowl All-Star game in 1995. During Vinson’s college career, he played three seasons for the Birmingham Grasshoppers, an amateur team in the United States International Soccer League. He continued for one season after graduation.


In the spring of 2000, Vinson was inducted into the BSC Sports Hall of Fame.


Vinson, a Birmingham native, graduated from Pelham High School where he received All-Metro team honors. After graduating from BSC in 1995 with a business degree, he went on to earn a master's degree in business. He and his wife, the former Melissa Boren, a BSC graduate and former captain of the women's soccer team, were married in 1998. The couple has two sons, Drew and Daniel

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Joe Nasco

Former Birmingham-Southern College standout Joe Nasco was named assistant men's soccer coach on May 5, 2016. After the 2018 season, Nasco stepped down as assistant coach but remained on staff as goalkeeper coach.


In his inaugural season, Panther goalkeepers earned a 1.21 goals against average and improved that number in year two with a 1.15 goals against average. Starter Galen Curry has earned all-conference honors in two years under Nasco.


Nasco played on the Hilltop from 2005-07, and was a Big South All-Conference selection in 2005 and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region selection in 2007. His BSC campaign was prefaced by two seasons at Andrew Junior College where he was an All-America selection.


Nasco played professionally after BSC in the North American Soccer League with the Atlanta Silverbacks (2012, 2013). In 2013, Nasco helped Atlanta win the Spring Championship and a place in the NASL championship game. He was also selected to the NASL Best XI team for his play that season. His biggest signing was with the Major League Soccer Colorado Rapids in 2014. Nasco then joined the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, also of the NASL, in 2015.


In the fall of 2016, he was inducted into the BSC Sports Hall of Fame.


A native of Kissimmee, Fla., Nasco graduated from BSC in 2007 with a business degree. He is joined at BSC by his wife Amber. They were married in 2012 and have two daughters, Caroline and Olivia

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Corey Smith

Former Birmingham-Southern Panther, Corey Smith, was named assistant men’s soccer coach effective May 1, 2019.


Smith played on the Hilltop from 2013-2017. In his senior year, after suffering his fourth ACL tear, he served in a Student Assistant Coach capacity. His ability to overcome adversity earned Smith the Laura Malone Courage Award his senior year. After graduation, he continued to remain close to the Program, serving as Volunteer Assistant Coach in the 2018 season. He also serves as a staff coach at Vestavia Hills Soccer Club, where he grew up playing and is an assistant coach with the Vestavia High School boys’ program.


A native of Ranburne, Ala., Corey graduated Ranburne High School as valedictorian of his class. Smith graduated from BSC in 2017 with a psychology degree. In his time as a student, he became President of the Honor Council and graduated as an Honor Graduate. He graduated Cum Laude and as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Psi Chi (International Psychology Honor Society), and Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society). He was named to the Dean’s list multiple semesters.

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