Marc Colwell enters his seventh season with the Illinois Tech soccer program and has also served as the department's Assistant Director of Athletics since May 2012. Colwell begins his fifth season as head coach of the men's soccer team. Illinois Tech Men’s Soccer finished 7-10-1 last season, 10-8-1 in 2015, and 13-5-1 in 2014, qualifying for the USCAA National Tournament. The Scarlet Hawks were ranked 5th in the final USCAA poll.
Colwell, a native of South Bend, Indiana, was assistant women's coach for Saint Mary's College in 2009 and assistant men's soccer and goalkeeper coach Bethel College in 2008. The Pilots advanced to the NAIA National Tournament that season. He was also the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Junior Irish Soccer Club for three seasons.
Prior to that, Colwell was head coach for both the men's and women's teams at NCAA DIII Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for five seasons. 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.
Before Lakeland, Colwell served as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. During the 2000-01 Season the women advanced to NAIA Regional Semi-finals and were ranked 10th in the nation. The men’s team finished 13-5-2. Colwell began his coaching career as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana from 1998-2000. Earlham was a Division III National Tournament participant in 1998 and set school record for wins in a season in 1999 with a 16-3-1 record.
He holds his USSF “B”, NSCAA Advanced National, NSCAA Youth National, and his Scottish Football Association “B” License.