Donate! Support your community news.
Subscribe! News delivered to your inbox.

Tim Helfrich Joins Wildcats’ Men’s Soccer as Volunteer Assistant

by | Sep 8, 2020 | News, Sports

Former Wildcat Soccer player Tim Helfrich will be volunteering as an assistant coach. (Bill Giduz photo)


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson head men’s soccer coach Mike Babst announced on Friday that former Wildcat Tim Helfrich ’00 has joined the program as a volunteer assistant.

“In addition to being a very good coach, Tim has a wealth of experience in areas that can add to the overall development of our scholar-athletes,” Babst commented. “He has a passion for community, and for the personal development his players. I am excited to see the different ways he will be able to work with our team.”

With close to 20 years of experience at the youth and high school level, Helfrich returns to the Lake Norman area after serving as the head coach at Loomis Chaffee, which is one of the premiere preparatory schools and soccer programs in the nation.  

In 2017 and 2018, Helfrich led the Pelicans to consecutive Founders League titles, while the 2017 club won the New England Class A Championship. In addition, he was twice recognized as the Connecticut Prep and Private School Coach of the Year, and in his four years at Loomis, Helfrich’s teams combined to go 61-14-8.

Prior to his four-year stint in Windsor, Conn., Helfrich spent 10 years at The Woodlawn School in Mooresville, N.C., where he taught English, served as the athletic director, and coached girls and boys soccer. His 2013 girls varsity soccer team won the NCISAA 1A State Championship.

Helfrich graduated from Davidson in 2000 with a degree Interdisciplinary Studies and later earned his Master’s from Middlebury College.

A three-year letterwinner and team captain for the Wildcats in 1999, Helfrich was also a member of the football team.

Outside of soccer, Helfrich is the owner of Summit Coffee, which has been headquartered in Davidson since 2003.

In addition, Helfrich and his brother Brian ’06, co-founded Team Summit Foundation: a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of elementary and middle school aged students by providing access to summer camp opportunities and resources throughout the school year. 

Helfrich and his wife Beth ’03, have four children, Zoë, Miles, Cora and Levi.

Support Your Community News