For the past three decades, Joe Raymond has been the spirit
of Rollins' soccer tradition and enters his 22nd year as the Tars
goalkeeper coach in 2012.
A legend between the posts for the Tars as a player, he was
inducted in the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame in March 2012 for his service to
the College both on and off the field.
Raymond has mentored some of the best goalkeepers in Rollins
history, including 2003 All-America selection Justin Corrado for the men and
2011 Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Year Michelle Dillingham
for the Tars women. Statistically, Corrado ranks only behind Raymond on the
list of Rollins all-time best keepers while Dillingham became not only the best
stopper in women's program history, but one of the best in Division II.
Raymond's leadership has been instrumental in the recent,
unprecedented success of both Rollins men's and women's soccer. The Tars are
one of the hardest teams to score on year in and year out while continuing to
collect trophies. Since 2003, the men have won four Sunshine State Conference
titles, two SSC Tournaments and advanced to postseason play six times,
including a national runner-up finish in 2010. During the same span, the women
won a pair of SSC titles, one SSC tournament and have made four-straight trips
to NCAA postseason play.
Raymond's legend started as a player for the Tars from
1981-84. He still leads the program in career shutouts (22.33) and saves (393).
He was Second Team All-SSC in 1984 while earning All-South Region honors in
1982 and 1983. Not showing up on the box score was Raymond's leadership and
spirited play that defined the Tars success.
Still playing competitive soccer with other Rollins alumni,
Raymond currently owns his own consulting company in Winter Park. Throughout the years he has made many
generous contributions to the Rollins soccer program.
Raymond married his college sweetheart Vicky and they have
three children, Julianne, Michelle, and Joseph.