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Green adds Mark Carr to soccer staff

Belmont University men’s soccer head coach Bryan Green Friday announced the hiring of Mark Carr to the Bruins’ top assistant coaching position, in a press release on Friday.

“I am thrilled to have Mark join us at Belmont,” Green said. “Having worked with him in the past, I know he will bring energy and passion to the program. His ability to communicate and motivate players, and 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, a collegiate soccer veteran with more than a decade of experience, comes to Belmont after spending the past two years as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Carr helped the Runnin’ Rebels to a 22-12-7 record over the last two seasons, including a 12-4-4 mark in 2012. Carr was integral in the development of UNLV goalkeeper Kylie Wassell, who earned All-Mountain West Conference honors.

Moreover, during Carr’s stint, UNLV enjoyed tremendous success in the classroom. This past season, 10 Runnin’ Rebels were named Academic All-Mountain West – five of which were repeat selections. Wassell also earned Capital One Academic All-District honors.

Prior to his move to the Silver State, Carr served nearly two years as the Director of Coaching for Burnsville Fire Soccer Club in Burnsville, Minn.

That followed four seasons as an assistant coach for the West Virginia University men’s soccer program, where he worked alongside Green.

Also charged with scheduling, recruiting and goalkeeper development in Morgantown, Carr contributed to two nationally-ranked recruriting classes, 33 shutouts and an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance.

Carr’s coaching career began at Elmira College in Upstate New York. During that time, 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. Carr 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.

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