PROFESSOR / COACH
Henry Moyo has been involved in soccer at all levels since boyhood. He signed a contract with Black Chiefs of Bulawayo, a professional club in top-flight Division 1 as a goalkeeper at a very young age of 17.
Henry’s passion for the game took him to Botswana and eventually Germany. Unfortunately, due to severe illness and health issues he was forced into retirement following trials with Aalen FC.
Following his retirement from soccer at a very early age he then got into coaching in Germany, and this led him to do his coaching badge in Manchester, England where he was living. Moyo was then hired by Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee, a NCAA Div. 2 Liberal Arts University. At the time of his arrival, Lee University was a NAIA college. Moyo served as assistant coach for a few years then head Women’s soccer coach for three years before taking over the men’s position.
In his tenure as head coach Moyo Directed Lee University Women’s Soccer program to its first Conference Finalist within 3 years, was awarded Region Coach of the Year 2000, Directed the Men’s soccer program to its first Region tournament appearance within a year of taking over, won Region Championship, Two Conference Championships (back-to-back), Directed Men’s soccer program to 4 National tournament appearances consecutively in 8 years
Moyo has also had influence on and off the field in his players’ lives by producing the first Lee University “National Player of Year”, several All-American players, numerous Southern States Athletic Conference Scholar-athletes, 5 players who went on to professional levels (two players drafted by MLS giant Columbus Crew), and mentored several players to be successful high school and college soccer coaches
Dr. Conn (Former President of Lee University) had nothing but praise for the coach. “Henry Moyo is a class act. There is no finer individual anywhere, and we have all enjoyed working with him. I can’t imagine a coach who cares more about his players, and the athletes who are going to be working with him in his new position are very fortunate.”
Beyond college, coach Moyo has been involved in Youth Soccer in several states. He was Director of Coaching, Middle Valley Soccer Association TN, Tennessee Olympic Development Program, TN State Soccer Association Camp Director, Florida Rush Soccer Club coach, Director of Coaching, Nature Coast Soccer Club FL, Soccer Academy Director, USA National Training Center in Florida. He has owned and operated his own Academy, International pro Soccer Academy Inc. (IPSA).
As the Director at the National Training Center in Clermont, Moyo also operated and coached a Women’s soccer program that competed in the WPSL.