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RELEASE: NC State Names Marc Hubbard New Men's Soccer Head Coach

December 10, 2023
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Marc Hubbard, a national championship winning coach, has been named the next head coach of NC State men's soccer, Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan announced today. 

Hubbard, who led New Hampshire to seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances since 2017, will be the 10th coach in Wolfpack men's soccer program history.

"Marc has led his teams to championships and consistent, sustainable success during his coaching career," said Corrigan. "He prides himself on establishing a team-first culture, which makes him the perfect fit for the Wolfpack.  I'm excited about the future of our men's soccer program under his leadership."

Hubbard (232-52-37 career record) spent the past nine seasons at New Hampshire, posting an impressive 115-32-21 (.747) overall record with seven NCAA Tournament appearances and four America East Tournament championships. 

"I am deeply honored and thrilled to take on the role of the next NC State head men's soccer coach and join the Pack!" said Hubbard. "I want to thank Boo Corrigan, John Portland and the rest of the staff for giving me and my family the time and space necessary to make this decision. This is a role that I have been working for since I started coaching over 20 years ago and it is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.  I want to also express my heartfelt gratitude to UNH and SNHU for all the unwavering support extended throughout my journey. I am immensely grateful for the guidance, mentorship, and camaraderie fostered by the incredible network of alumni, coaches, and supporters in New Hampshire.

"One thing that is non-negotiable for me when building our culture is that I will personally exemplify, instill and breed a collective and caring effort along with a strong commitment to working hard for one another every day. We will understand that good habits will not only shape us into the best soccer players but more importantly the best version of ourselves and ambassadors of the Wolfpack. The team's success will be a byproduct of this dedication. Our locker room will be based on the values of teamwork, sacrifice and the commitment that all of my past teams have displayed on and off the field and I couldn't be more excited to start working with the team and moving my family down to Raleigh." 

The Wolfpack's new head coach led the Wildcats to a 13-3-4 record and their fifth-straight America East regular season championship in 2023, securing the No. 8 national seed in the NCAA Tournament - the highest seed in program history. Hubbard's squad advanced to the Sweet 16 after notching a dominant 3-0 victory over ACC foe Syracuse in the NCAA second round.

Consistent success has been a staple throughout Hubbard's 16-year head coaching career, as he has recorded double-digit win totals in all 15 of his full seasons (8-1-1 in a COVID-shortened campaign in 2020-21). He has recorded eight 15+ win seasons, highlighted by leading Southern New Hampshire to a Division II National Championship and a 22-1-1 record in 2013.

Hubbard has earned four regional coach of the year honors, nine conference coach of the year honors and was tabbed the NSCAA Division II Coach of the Year in 2013. His New Hampshire coaching staff was also named the America East Staff of the Year six times and the Northeast Region Staff of the Year four times (2017, 2019, 2021 & 2023).

In 2021, Hubbard led the Wildcats to their highest national ranking in program history when his squad checked in at No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Poll on Oct. 16. The Wildcats finished the 2021 campaign 17-2-2 and advanced to the Sweet 16 after notching a 4-1 victory over UNC  in the NCAA Second Round.

In 2017, Hubbard guided New Hampshire to an undefeated home record (10-0-3) and the first home NCAA Tournament game and victory in program history. The Wildcats then won a penalty kick shootout at Dartmouth to advance to the Sweet 16.

In Hubbard's first season in 2015, he led the Wildcats to a four-win improvement from 6-10-1 in 2014 to a 10-5-3 overall record the following year. New Hampshire's final RPI of No. 52 was an improvement of 112 spots from the previous season.

Player development has also been a cornerstone of Hubbard's coaching career, as he has guided over 20 players to All-America honors under his tutelage. He has coached six MLS Draft picks.

Before returning to New Hampshire, Hubbard led Southern New Hampshire to a 117-20-6 (.839) record in seven seasons. He collected the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year award three times and was named the NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year in 2008.

In 2008, his first season at SNHU, Hubbard guided the Penmen to a dramatic 10-win improvement. Hubbard went 15-3-4 in 2008 after inheriting a squad that finished 5-8-5 the year before. In seven seasons at SNHU, Hubbard won 12 or more games each campaign and never suffered more than four losses in a single season.

Hubbard's defensive tactical dominance has persisted throughout his 16-year coaching career. At Southern New Hampshire, Hubbard's squad led Division II in team goals-against average three times. During his nine-year tenure at New Hampshire, the Wildcats have ranked inside the top-10 nationally in goals-against average six times, including first-place finishes in the category in 2019 and 2021.

Prior to Hubbard's first head coaching job, he served as an assistant coach at New Hampshire from 2003-07. The Wildcats reached back-to-back America East semifinals in 2006 and 2007 and achieved a No. 23 national ranking in 2005. Hubbard was also a member of the America East's Staff of the Year in 2006.

As a player at Colgate, Hubbard earned three Patriot League second-team selections. The three-year captain graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science before earning a master's degree in kinesiology from New Hampshire in 2006.

After college, Hubbard went on to play professionally for five years. While competing with the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL Second Division, he was a captain twice and a 2006 USL first-team honoree as well as a Defender of the Year finalist. He also played for the Syracuse Salty Dogs in 2003 and for the Wilmington Hammerheads in 2004.

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RELEASE: NC State Names Marc Hubbard New Men's Soccer Head Coach

2,160 Views | 6 Replies | Last: 6 mo ago by Wolfer79
Buzz
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Looks like a potentially terrific hire. Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the Pack!
Griffin134
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Boo's non-money sport hires have seemed really good thus far. I hope we're not in a place of needing a new big sport coach anytime soon... But if we were to be I'm gaining confidence in Boo
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TraCha4
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Welcome to the Pack!
Redwolf55
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I posted this in the other thread, I think this is a great choice. I hope he can come in and jump into the ACC fire.


I would have gone after full force with the UNCG coach. He has been an assistant at Duek and UNC and he has a top 10 program at UNCG.

He knows NC and the ACC.

I hope this coach works out.
Wolfer79
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ACC men's soccer members Clemson and Notre Dame play December 11 for NCAA Championship.
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