|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Colgate '03|
Marc Hubbard was named the seventh head coach in Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer history on January 9, 2008.
Over his first five seasons, Hubbard has re-established the Penmen as one of the nation's premier Division II programs. Hubbard has posted a 78-18-13 (.775) record over his first five years, with the Penmen earning NCAA Tournament berths in each of those seasons, including NCAA quarterfinal trips in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Penmen have captured two Northeast-10 regular season titles and two NE-10 tournament titles during Hubbard's tenure, and he is a two-time Northeast-10 Coach of the Year. Entering the 2013 season, Hubbard stands as the second-winningest active Division II coach in terms of winning percentage.
2012 saw the Penmen post a 19-4 record, win the Northeast-10 Tournament title for the fourth time in program history and advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the third time in four seasons. Southern New Hampshire also captured its first regional title since 2002, winning the East Region crown. The Penmen were ranked as high as No. 3 during the season and ended the year fifth nationally.
In 2011, SNHU was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally and posted a 14-match win streak, the program's longest since 1988. The Penmen advanced to the Northeast-10 championship game as well as the NCAA quarterfinals, but were turned back each time by Franklin Pierce by 1-0 scores.
The 2010 season saw the Penmen post a 12-3-5 record and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament while ending the year ranked No. 16 nationally. Southern New Hampshire was in the NSCAA Top 25 for much of the season, reaching as high as No. 2 in the country. The Penmen surrendered just nine goals all season and finished first in Division II in team goals against average (0.43). Southern New Hampshire had a total of eight Northeast-10 All-Conference players, with three players named to All-Region squads.
In 2009, the Penmen captured their second straight NE-10 regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals before falling to Le Moyne on penalty kicks. SNHU reached the quarterfinals with a shootout victory over Southern Connecticut and a thrilling 2OT win over Wilmington in the East Region semifinal. Three players were named NSCAA All-Americans and the Penmen captured a total of four NE-10 major awards. SNHU was nationally-ranked all season and finished the year ranked No. 8 nationally.
The Penmen exceeded all expectations in Hubbard's first season in 2008. Coming off the program's first sub-.500 campaign in over two decades, SNHU was picked sixth in the Northeast-10 preseason coaches poll. Southern New Hampshire ended the season 15-3-4 overall, earned the program's 14th NCAA Tournament berth, won the NE-10 Tournament for the third time and captured a share of the league regular season title for the first time. For his efforts, Hubbard was named the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year as well as the adidas/NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year.
A native of Durham, N.H., Hubbard spent five seasons as head coach Rob Thompson's top assistant at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, the Wildcats advanced to the America East Conference semifinals in 2006 and 2007 and posted a 12-5-3 record in 2006 which earned the UNH coaching staff the America East Coaching Staff of the Year award. In 2005 New Hampshire was ranked No. 1 in New England for just the second time in program history and was ranked No. 23 nationally. UNH was 40-30-21 over Hubbard's tenure and during that span produced two America East Goalkeeper of the Year selections, one Rookie of the Year, one Offensive Player of the Year, 14 All-America East and seven NSCAA All-Region players.
UNH's success during Hubbard's tenure came off the field as well as the program had its first Academic All-American in 2005. 29 players earned All-Academic honors from America East, while in 2007 New Hampshire earned recognition from the NCAA for its Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 995. The Wildcats also received a NSCAA Team Academic Achievement Award in 2006 and 2007.
A 2003 graduate of Colgate University, Hubbard enjoyed a stellar four-year career with the Raiders. He was a three-time Patriot League Second Team selection and earned NSCAA All-New York honors as a senior. Hubbard also served as team captain and was the president of Colgate's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2001-03.
Hubbard has also played on the professional level, spending three years with the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL Second Division, serving as team captain in 2006 & 2007. In 2006, Hubbard was a USL First Team selection and a Defender of the Year finalist. He also has professional experience with the Wilmington (NC) Hammerheads and the Syracuse Salty Dogs.
A 1999 graduate of Oyster River High School, Hubbard led the Bobcats to the New Hampshire Class I title as a senior while racking up 23 goals and 18 assists. He was an All-New England selection and was named Player of the Year by both Foster's Daily Democrat and the Portsmouth Herald. Hubbard played club soccer with Seacoast United and captained the U-18 team to a New Hampshire state championship. He later went on to coach with SUSC, leading the U-16 squad to a state title in 2005. He has also coached in the US Soccer Development Academy League with Seacoast United. Currently, Hubbard runs Soccer Sphere (www.soccersphere.org), a year round soccer training and camp business and is the Coaching Director for Hampshire Football Club/Amherst Soccer Club.
Hubbard graduated from Colgate in 2003 with a degree in Political Science. He later went on to earn his master's at UNH in Kinesiology: Sports Studies in 2006.
Hubbard is married to Molly (Plimpton) and they reside in Durham, N.H. with their son Harper and daughters Hazel and Harlow.
- Overall Record of 78-18-13 (.775 Winning Percentage)
- Turned a 5-8-5 program into a 15-3-4 program in first season
- NSCAA National Final Rankings 2008 No. 11, 2009 No. 8, 2010 No. 16, 2011 No. 7, 2012 No. 5
- NCAA Quarterfinals 2009, 2011, 2012 ; NCAA Second Round 2008, 2010
- 2 Captial One Academic All-Americans, 3 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District 1st Team Members
- No. 1 Defense in NCAA (Goals Against Average .47), 12 Shutouts (2010)
- Five NSCAA All Americans, 10 Daktronics All-Americans
- 20 NSCAA All-Region Players
- Five Conference Player of the Year Selections
- 42 All-Conference Player Selections
- Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year (2008, 2009)
- NSCAA Division II East Region Coach of the Year 2008
- Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season Titles (2008, 2009)
- Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Titles (2008, 2012)