Marc Colwell enters his first season as head soccer coach for
the Illinois Institute of Technology women's soccer team. The Scarlet Hawks
finished 10-9 last season and were 5-5 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic
Colwell joins IIT after spending the last three years as the
Assistant Director of Coaching and Director of Goalkeeping for the Junior Irish
Soccer Club in South Bend,
He brings an extensive coaching background in college as well.
He was assistant women's coach for Saint Mary's College last season. Colwell
was the assistant men's soccer and goalkeeper coach Bethel College
in 2008. The Pilots advanced to the NAIA National Tournament that season.
Colwell was head coach for both the men's and women's teams at NCAA DIII Lakeland College
in Sheboygan, WI from 2001 - 2005. At Lakeland, Colwell guided the women's team to
two NCAA Tournament appearances, three conference tournament championships and
three regular season conference championships in five seasons.
His 2002 Lakeland
team led the nation in scoring, and a player on the 2004 team was tops in the
nation in goals and points per game. The women's five year record was 69-33-3
including 36-6-1 in conference play. He was named Lake Michigan Conference
Coach of the Year twice.
Prior to coaching at Lakeland, Colwell was an assistant men's
and women's coach and goalkeeper coach at Transylvania University in Lexington,
KY and assistant men's soccer coach and goalkeeper coach at Earlham College in
Richmond, IN. Earlham advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1998 and set the
school record for wins in a season in 1999 with a 16-3-1 record.
In semi-pro men's soccer, Colwell was assistant coach and goalkeeper
coach in 2002 and head coach in 2003 for the Wisconsin Rebels in the Premier
Colwell has also been on the coaching staff for Olympic
Development teams in both Kentucky and Indiana.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, he was an All-State soccer player at Clay High
School and played for the Junior Irish Soccer
Club. He is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington.
Colwell holds his USSF "B", Scottish Football Association "B",
NSCAA Advanced National and NSCAA Goalkeeper coaching licenses.