One of the more respected goalkeeper coaches at each level in the State of Georgia, Trent Orndorf returns for his fourth season on the Clayton State Laker men’s soccer program as the goalkeeper coach. Currently, Ornforf is currently the goalkeeper coach for the FC Atlanta Blackhawks of the Premier Development League. In addition, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Roswell Santos Soccer Club, and has served in various capacities over the last 10 years on the Georgia ODP staff.
Orndorf brings over 13 years experience of coaching at all levels of soccer – club, college and professional. He has previously served on the coaching staffs at both Life and Georgia State at the collegiate level, and served as goalkeeper coach for the Atlanta Silverbacks of the A-League.
A native of Lock Haven, Penn., Orndorf played collegiately at Northeastern Christian Junior College in Philadelphia. He led the Knights to their only two winning seasons, and set the school’s single-season and career records for saves. Orndorf’s professional playing career included stints with the El Paso Spurs of the USISL and El Paso Patriots of the SISL.
A veteran of United States Army and the 82nd Airborne Division, Orndorf earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, and his master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland. He holds a USSF "A" and a USSF National Youth License.
Orndorf and his wife Jessica have two sons – Nolan and Gareth.