Belmont University men’s soccer head coach Bryan Green announced the hiring of Mark Carr to the Bruins’ top assistant coaching position Friday, April 11, 2014.
“I am thrilled to have Mark join us at Belmont,” said Green. “Having worked with him in the, past, I know he will bring energy and passion to the program. His ability to communicate with and motivate players along with his knowledge of the game will not only make us a better team, but will also enhance the overall experience of every student-athlete on the team.”
Carr helps to develop the Belmont goalkeeper corps that has seen much success over the last four years. In 2017, the Belmont keepers boasted four shutouts, a goals against average of 1.31, and a save percentage of .758. The Belmont keepers were an integral part of holding opponents to 22 goals, which tied a program record for fewest goals allowed in a season.
Carr brings a wealth of experience to the Belmont program with more than a decade of coaching experience to his credit.
Prior to his move to Nashville, Carr spent two years as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in the Silver State, Carr helped the Runnin’ Rebels to a 22-12-7 record, including an impressive 12-4-4 mark in 2012. Carr was integral in the development of UNLV goalkeeper Kylie Wassell, who earned All-Mountain West Conference honors. In addition to achievements on the pitch, 10 Runnin’ Rebels were named 2013 Academic All-Mountain West. Wassell also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors.
Before heading to UNLV, Carr spend four seasons as an assistant coach for the West Virginia University men’s soccer program, where he worked alongside Green. While in Morgantown, Carr was charged with scheduling, recruiting, and goalkeeper development. Carr contributed to two nationally-ranked recruiting classes, 33 shutouts, and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.
Carr began his coaching career at Elmira College in Upstate New York where four Elmira players earned NSCAA East Region Academic All-America honors, with five garnering Empire 8 All-Conference recognition.
The Bloomington, Minn. Native was a four-year letterwinner at Virginia Military Institute where he was team captain and earned Southern Conference All-Academic honors.
He earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from VMI in 2003.
Carr is a member of the NSCAA and holds NSCAA National and Advanced Coaching diplomas.