Jack Marchant was named assistant coach of The Citadel women’s soccer team in February of 2016.
Coach Marchant comes to The Citadel after spending one year at Anderson University as the goalkeepers coach for both the men’s and women’s programs.
While at Anderson, Marchant assisted Coach Traquair to a program-record 14 wins in 2015 and a No. 8 ranking in the final NSCAA Southeast Region poll. The Trojans finished the season in the South Atlantic Conference Championship semifinal round with a 14-4-1 overall record and produced five All-SAC performers, the most in program history. Under Marchant’s direction, Anderson’s Abby Helm finished the season fifth in the South Atlantic Conference with a 0.95 goals-against average.
Marchant was also involved in the Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance where he held the position of Director of Goalkeeper/Coach. In that role, Marchant oversaw the development of the club’s goalkeepers and developed players based on USSF coaching.
Marchant began his coaching career at his alma mater, University of Rio Grande, in 2013 when he was named the goalkeeper coach for the men’s soccer team. During his time with the Red Storm men’s team, Marchant assisted the program to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament. Marchant also coached eight players to Mid-South All-Conference teams and coached his goalkeeper to two NAIA All-American Awards.
In May of 2013, Marchant accepted the position of assistant coach of the women’s soccer program at Rio Grande. During his two-year stint with the women’s team, Marchant assisted the program to its first NAIA National Tournament berth in program history, the school’s first Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship and first KIAC tournament championship. Marchant also assisted the squad to a 22-14 record.
Marchant played five seasons on the varsity squad at Rio Grande and participated in five national championships, making it to the finals, semifinal and quarterfinal. As a player, Marchant earned two all-conference accolades and following his senior season, was named an NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American in 2012. Marchant earned a bachelor of science, business management in 2012 and then finished his masters of business administration in 2014. Most recently, Marchant completed his masters of education with a focus on athletic coaching and leadership at Rio Grande.
The Leeds, England, native played three seasons for Hull City A.F.C as a youth and competed in the FA Youth Cup before moving to the United States in 2008.