Kempess Villafana enters his fifth season as an assistant coach of the Sewanee Women's Soccer team.
Villafana served on Johnston's staff in 2013 as a volunteer assistant. A native from Trinidad and Tobago, Villafana started playing soccer at an early age of six. He had several short stints of success with the U-13, 17, and 20 national teams. Villafana also played semi-professional for Trinidad and Tobago in 2006.
In 2007-08, Villafana led Cumberland University in scoring as a freshman. As a sophomore he was ranked seventh nationally in shots on goal. While playing for the Bulldogs he played in 28 consecutive matches earning first team all-conference honors.
Additionally, he played in the National Premier Soccer League with Rocket City United -- based in Huntsville, Ala.
After his playing career, Villafana has contributed to the sport by coaching. Previously coaching at Chattanooga United, he has also worked with different travel programs for both boys and girls throughout Williamson County, Michigan, and Alabama. Villafana also served as the head varsity boy's and girl's soccer coach at Lebanon High School, where he worked as an education assistant.
Villafana also coached the state champion Tennessee Soccer Club U-16 and U-17 girls teams.
Villafana graduated from Cumberland University in 2011 with a degree in criminal justice. He is married to former Sewanee Athletic Trainer Danielle Villafana (Green) and the couple have a daughter, Skyla. He is the son of Theo Villafana and Gloria Bethlemy.