As a community-focused private college, both sides of the TBC Eagles family are able to interact on a day-to-day basis, bringing a sense of balance and healthy structure to our campus culture. Our student-athletes are applauded, appreciated, and recognized, while being held to the same standards as the rest of the students. Students not participating in athletic programs are equally respected and valued members of our family. We have found that this shared day-to-day life is beneficial to everyone and cultivates mutual respect among peers.
The TBC Eagles are an exciting part of campus life and activities. Over the years, the Eagles have built a reputation as a program of excellence in the NCCAA and we are proud of their accomplishments!
Our Eagles family includes men’s soccer, basketball, and baseball, as well as women’s volleyball, soccer, basketball and – our newest addition – softball.
Warm weather for 10 months out of the year makes our location in northeast Florida ideal for just about any sport! We hope you take the time to get to know us, ask questions, and see what makes Eagle Life a good fit for you!
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Jon Copeland - Baseball Coach
BA and BS Biola University
MA University of California
At TBC since 2014
Before coming to TBC, Coach Copeland had accumulated an impressive coaching record which includes 21 winning seasons (13 out of 15 as a head coach), 16 postseason appearances (10 out of 15 as a head coach), 4 conference championships, 2 regional championships, 4 regional finals, 3 College World Series appearances, and 1 National Runner-Up title. He has collected two Coach of the Year awards and his teams have been given three sportsmanship awards. He has had 16 former players drafted or signed professionally. He has served extensively with Athletes in Action and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in using baseball as a platform for spreading the gospel throughout the world.
TBC’s Men’s Basketball Program has a long tradition of excellence. Over the years, the program has won five NCCAA Regional regular season and/or tournament championships as well as four Bible College NIT Championships. More important than this on-court success is the success of our graduates, who have gone out to represent Christ as pastors, missionaries, businessmen, teachers, and coaches. At TBC, our high standards produce well-rounded athletes who are equipped to impact the world around them. Ready to join the TBC Eagle family? Click below and we’ll help you get started!
John Jones - Basketball Coach
B.S., Liberty University
M.S., Liberty University
At TBC since 2011
John D. Jones was appointed Athletic Director at Trinity Baptist College in August of 2011. Jones is no stranger to the world of intercollegiate athletics, having worked for 17 years as an assistant and head coach at every competitive level of men’s college basketball, including NCAA Division 1. He has also served in various administrative capacities, specifically in the areas of development, and game & facility management. The diversity of his experiences combined with his longstanding commitment to Christian higher education made him a great choice to lead the TBC Athletics program forward.
Dan Robertson - Men's Head Soccer Coach
Coach Robertson brings a variety of successful experiences at multiple levels of competitive soccer, including NCAA Div. 1. He started his college coaching career in 2008 at Brewton-Parker College, where he was the women's soccer head coach for three seasons before moving on to Div. 1 Georgia Southern as a volunteer goalkeeper's coach from 2011-2012. Dan returned to Brewton-Parker as an assistant coach from 2015-2018. He also currently serves as Robert Toombs Christian Academy's boys and girls varsity head coach, which he began in 2013.
"I am truly excited to welcome Dan Robertson to TBC as our new men's soccer coach. I worked with Dan for three years at BPC and was a personal witness to his tireless work ethic and impeccable integrity," said Trinity AD John D. Jones. "He is a strong family man who cares deeply about his players success, both on and off the field. I believe God led the right man here to help us carry on the tradition of excellence at TBC."
Robertson first began coaching at Maranatha Christian High School, serving as the boys varsity head coach from 1999-2004. He then went to become Central Fellowship Christian Academy's boys head coach from 2004-2008.
While at Maranatha, Coach Robertson led his team to the ACSI Ohio region Final Four and earned the honor of Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League Coach of the Year in 2003. That success followed him to his next stop at Central Fellowship where he was able to turn around a failing program and make the GISA playoffs. Robertson was named GISA Region 2 Coach of the year in 2006. Along the way, he also earned the USSF National C license, the United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma, and the level 3 GK license.
Coach Robertson is a graduate of Clarks Summit University, where he was a three-time NCCAA National Champion and four-time NCCAA All-American cross-country runner with a personal best time of 26:14 for an 8K race. He did not play soccer in college, but his instincts and athletic knowledge helped him learn the game and develop a very successful coaching career.
"I am grateful for the confidence placed in me by President Heavener and Athletics Director Jones in extending this opportunity to my family and me," said Robertson. "I chose to accept because it is an environment in which I can train the whole athlete Spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically. I think of coaching as my ministry, and Trinity gives me this platform to disciple and develop my players."
His plans for TBC men's soccer include developing a program based on Biblical principles of discipline and discipleship for his players to carry throughout their lives, long after they finish playing soccer. "The program, "he says, "will seek to build up the individual player's character through team gatherings and Scriptural teachings. When a player graduates from my program, I hope he is prepared to go out into the world and make an impact."
Dan is married to his wife Holly, who is a school teacher. They will celebrate their 21st anniversary in July. They are the proud parents of three children: Jarod (19), Jadon (17), and Olivia (15). Trinity is pleased to welcome the Robertson Family to Jacksonville.
Soccer is quickly gaining ground as a favorite sport in Florida and we are looking forward to another strong season next year! Men’s Soccer has quickly established itself as a nationally prominent program, claiming 3 consecutive Regional Titles and the 2015 NCCAA National Championship. At TBC, our high standards produce well-rounded athletes who are equipped to impact the world around them. Participating in TBC athletics is an exciting undertaking – are you ready for the challenge? Click below and we will help you get started with the application process. We’ll answer your questions and get you all the information you need, from what it takes to be a TBC Eagle, to what kind of grants, scholarships, and financial aid for which you may qualify.
NCCAA Regional titles and a Final Four appearance are part of our lady eagles basketball program’s history, and the team is looking for more! At TBC, our high standards produce well-rounded athletes who are equipped to impact the world around them. Participating in TBC athletics is an exciting undertaking – are you ready for the challenge? Click below and we will help you get started with the application process. We’ll answer your questions and get you all the information you need, from what it takes to be a Lady Eagle to what kind of grants, scholarships, and financial aid may qualify for.
Judy Allen - Head Women's Basketball Coach
Attended Minot State College
TBC 2013 – Present
Judy Allen was hired as the Women’s basketball head coach in 2013. In Coach Allen’s first two seasons, the Lady Eagles were contenders in the Regional Championship. Coach Allen's mission is to create a culture of success both on and off the court.
Coach Judy Allen has over 13 years of experience coaching highly competitive High School and AAU basketball. As a second-year Head Coach at Duval Charter H.S. achieved a successful season winning over 60% of their games from the previous season. During her seven years coaching at Andrew Jackson High School, they held titles for Gateway Conference, District, and Regional Champions including a trip to Florida High School Basketball State playoffs.
Coach Allen is co-founder and co-director of Triple Threat Y.E.S. This organization was founded on the vision of developing scholastic aptitude, athleticism, social skills, talent, character, and dreams of at-risk youth. A concentrated effort is placed on instilling the values of spirituality, education, leadership, discipline, diligence, commitment, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Greg Calder - Women's Soccer Coach
Prior to joining the Eagles' coaching staff, Calder served as the women's soccer head coach for Boca Raton Christian School. His teams qualified for the state playoffs in thirteen of the sixteen years that he led the team. Along the way, Boca Christian garnered eight district trophies and advanced to the state "Sweet 16" on six occasions. The years of excellence were highlighted in 2016 when the team advanced to the FHSAA Region 3 Championship. In that same span, Calder helped to develop more than 40 players who earned All-County honors for their accomplishments on the soccer pitch.
Other coaching experiences include numerous positions on staff with competitive soccer clubs such as AC Delray, Amelia Island SC, and, most notably, the FC Barcelona Escola-Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"I believe that God has led a uniquely gifted coach in Greg Calder to our campus to continue this tradition of success," Jones continued. "His outstanding track record of on-field performance coupled with his passion for discipling young people through the platform of athletics made him a perfect fit for TBC. This is a great day for women's soccer at Trinity Baptist College!"
As a player, Calder competed collegiately at Palm Beach Atlantic University. While there, he set the PBAU record for assists in a season by a freshman (17). By the end of his sophomore year, he had accumulated 13 goals and 28 assists while helping lead the team to a NCCAA Regional Championship and a spot in the National Tournament. He finished his last two years at PBAU with his teams making it to the NCCAA Regional Championship matches, and he was selected to the All-Region team both years. As a senior, Calder was also chosen by his teammates to be a team captain.
"I would like to thank the members of the TBC search committee, President Heavener, and Athletics Director John D. Jones for giving me this opportunity," said Coach Calder. "I am grateful for inheriting a women's soccer program that has a history of being one of the top NCCAA teams in the nation. My goal is for Trinity Baptist College to be one of the best places to play in the nation and for all of our student-athletes on our women's soccer team to be inspired to pursue excellence in the classroom, on the field, and in every aspect of life."
Being part of a collegiate athletic team can really make your college life exciting. If women’s soccer is something you are interested in, feel free to contact us here for more information, including what kind of grants, scholarships, and financial aid are available to qualified students, and what it takes to be a TBC Lady Eagle!