DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire men’s soccer assistant coach Marc Hubbard has been hired as head coach of the men’s soccer program at Southern New Hampshire University.

Hubbard, part of the 2006 America East Coaching Staff of the Year, has served as assistant coach under Coach Rob Thompson for the past five seasons.

“Although I am saddened to see Marc leave UNH, I am excited he has the opportunity to become a head coach,” said Coach Thompson “He has worked hard and prepared himself and I am certain he will do well at SNHU.”

Under Thompson’s tutelage, Hubbard becomes the third coach to rise to the head coaching ranks. Matt Verni, the current head coach of the women’s soccer team at Hartwick College, left New Hampshire after three years to become the men’s head coach at the University of New Haven. Oliver Weiss, who directed Virginia Tech to the NCAA Division 1 final four this season, was also an assistant with the Wildcats.

“I am grateful to Rob, Marty, my student-athletes and the rest of the UNH staff for providing such a wonderful atmosphere to coach in,” said Hubbard. “I learned a lot at UNH but feel it is time to run my own program.”

Since graduating in 2003, Hubbard has played professional soccer with the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the USL A-League and the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL.  For the past three seasons, he has played with the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL 2nd Division. In 2006, Hubbard was selected as a USL 2nd Division First Team all-star. Marc completed his master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire in the Spring of 2006.

“I look forward to keeping in touch with the men’s soccer program and staff at UNH,” Hubbard added. “They will always be an important resource for me and will only be a short drive away.”
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