Marc Davis was named head coach of the women's soccer program in November 2018.
Davis, who will make his collegiate head coaching debut with the Mariners, has spent the past four seasons as an assistant for the Mitchell men’s soccer program. He also has coaching experience at both the high school and club levels.
"We are thrilled that Marc is taking over the women’s soccer program," said Director of Athletics Dana Fulmer Garfield. "He brings a wealth of soccer experience at the international, club and collegiate levels, and over the past 10 years he has built strong connections in the local soccer community. His leadership and coaching have played an important role in the recent success of our men’s team, and I’m confident that he can bring our women’s program to that same level."
Davis takes over a program that went 1-14-0 in 2018 and last produced a winning season in 2011. The Mariners are slated to return 12 letterwinners from the current roster following the graduation of two seniors.
During his time with the men’s program, Davis helped Mitchell to a 20-9-0 record in New England Collegiate Conference play and four straight trips to the NECC Championship. The Mariners advanced to the title game in both 2017 and 2018, highlighted by the program’s first-ever conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017.
Before joining the collegiate ranks, Davis assisted the Montville High School program from 2010-15. He helped the Indians capture three Eastern Connecticut Conference Division 'M' titles, an ECC Tournament championship and a Connecticut State championship. During his tenure he also worked with three All-American players.
Davis is one of the longest-serving coaches of the premier youth level with Southeast Soccer Club, working with multiple teams since 2008. Many of his former players are currently playing at the collegiate level: Olivia Ferrara (College Of The Holy Cross), Halle Anderson (UMass Lowell), Katherine Pettersen (American International College), Jenna Peduzzi (University of New Haven), Allison Bruehwiler (Western New England University) and Mia Londregan (Marymount University), among many others.
Originally from Southampton, England, Davis moved to the United States in 2008. In his time in England he worked for Southampton Football Club (of the English Premier League) in their Girl's Center Of Excellence program, and was charged with developing players to compete at the national level. He holds certifications from England, most notably the UEFA B License, and has recently started the educational pathway in the United States, with the D License from the United States Soccer Federation. Additionally, he holds goalkeeper certifications from both the English Football Association and National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Davis received a bachelor's degree in sports studies from the University of Southampton in 2005. In his playing days he competed on the Hampshire County Schools Representative team from 16 years of age to 18 and then played semi-professionally for Eastleigh FC. He currently resides in Waterford, Conn.
Lloyd Warren was named assistant coach of the women’s program for the 2019 season.
“I’m delighted that someone of Lloyd’s caliber will be joining our program,” said head coach Marc Davis. “He has a wealth of experience at the youth level, within both high school and club environments. He is as tactically astute as they come and always places the long-term development of players ahead of all else. His knowledge and leadership will help take our program to new levels.”
Before joining the Mariners, Warren spent three years as girl’s head coach of Valley Regional High School in Deep River, Conn. The program made the Shoreline Conference playoffs and Connecticut state tournament in each of those three years. Warren coached Sydney Lee during this time, who went on to play collegiate soccer at Southern Connecticut State University.
Warren works as a director of coaching for Connecticut Rush Elite, a regional club program that selects the most committed and talented players from four local Connecticut branches. He oversees the development of both coaches and players within the organization. He also coaches within the Rush National Select program. Lyndsey Horan of the USWNT is a notable alumna of the program.
Originally from Exeter, England, Warren moved to the United States in 2011. In his time in England he worked for Brazilian Soccer Schools where he was in charge of ensuring high levels of technical proficiency in young players, to enable them to transition into the professional club environment. In the U.S. he has also served as technical director of multiple youth soccer organizations and established his own training company, Soccer Unlimited.
Warren is currently enrolled online at Southern New Hampshire University where he is completing his bachelor’s degree in sports management. He holds his UEFA B license from the United Kingdom and is working toward his USSF C license in the U.S. In his playing days he suited up for Torquay United as a youth player. He currently resides in Deep River, Conn., with his wife Kelly and daughter Zoey.