Hawks Assistant Coach, Christopher (CJ) Trammell, is taking over as the head coach of the men's soccer team for fall 2018, after serving as an assistant coach at Hagerstown for the past two seasons.
CJ graduated from Tuscarora high school in 2009, and played on the Titan's 2008 3A state soccer championship team as a senior. He went on to play at Methodist University in North Carolina before transferring to HCC in 2010 to continue playing soccer. While at HCC, he played in 18 matches, starting 15 of them as a defensive midfielder. He was part of the 2010 6-0 season start, which is the best start recorded in team history. This team lost in the conference semi-finals, in a match that went to overtime. After graduating from HCC, CJ went on to play at Waynesburg University, where his primary position was center back. During two seasons at Waynesburg, he appeared in 25 matches, starting 10 of them. He finished with 1 goal and 1 assist, and the Yellow Jackets had an overall record of 16-17-1 while he attended the school.
Coach Trammell completed his MBA in Market Development from Waynesburg University in 2015, after finishing his undergrad with a degree in Sports Management in 2013. A native of Frederick, MD, CJ continues to work in marketing with DC United on a part time basis, and is also employed by the Frederick-based, Plamondon Companies, where his role focuses primarily on the local marketing for the Roy Rogers brand.
"I am excited to take over as the head coach for Hagerstown Community College. I always enjoyed the attention to detail, and professional atmosphere both Brandon Rethemeyer and Brian Eichelberger instilled in this program. That's what originally attracted me to it as a player. My plan is to continue what Brandon and Brian had started. It's a good way to help student-athletes grow, develop both on and off the field, as well as setting them up for success and potential leadership roles at the next level. I'm hoping to have the same impact on my players that Brandon and Brian had on me."