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Greg Cathell Named Ladies Soccer Head Coach
Greg Cathell Named Ladies Soccer Head Coach
Monday, February 20, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. – Centenary athletics and Director of Athletics and Recreation Dr. Bob Bunnell announced Greg Cathell as new head coach of the Ladies soccer program on Monday, February 20. Cathell most recently served as an assistant coach for Siena women’s soccer in 2016 and will be the fifth head coach in Ladies soccer history.

“We are excited to welcome Greg to the Centenary College athletic community,” said Dr. Bunnell. “Greg comes to Centenary with a strong record of successful coaching and recruiting at some excellent Division III institutions, so I know he will be an asset for our program for years to come.”

In his one season as an assistant at Siena, he coached seven All-Conference Players, as well as the 2016 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the year.

“I am honored and blessed to be the new head women's soccer coach at Centenary College,” explained Cathell. “After meeting with the administration, talking with the team, and touring campus, I knew that Centenary was the right choice for my wife and me. I truly believe that Dr. Bunnell has brought a level of enthusiasm to the athletic department that is truly contagious. I was very impressed with the administration’s commitment to the success of the program and athletics in general. I'm very excited to arrive on campus and start spring practices with the student-athletes."

The Saints finished the season with a 9-7-3 record and the second seed in the MAAC Tournament, their highest seed in 12 seasons.

“Greg was a welcome addition to our staff this past season,” said head Siena women’s soccer coach Steve Karbowski. “His professionalism, work ethic, and contribution to the team and player development was extremely valuable to our success. I want to wish him well and know that he will create a positive and successful environment for the women's soccer program at Centenary.”

For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Cathell served as the head women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. His teams excelled both on and off the pitch, as the Engineers boasted a 19-12-8 record in two seasons. Cathell’s squads also received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Academic Award both seasons, and he coached the first women’s soccer Athletic and Academic All-American at Rensselaer.

For four seasons prior to his stint with the Engineers, Cathell served as the assistant women’s soccer coach and head recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division III Salisbury University. He helped recruit a freshmen class that went a combined 34-17-6 over three seasons, including two Regular Season Capital Athletic Conferences and two trips to the CAC Tournament Championship game, with one CAC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.

Cathell also recruited and coached the first Sea Gulls women’s soccer player to earn CAC Rookie of the Year accolades.

From 2003-08, Cathell coached soccer at Delmar High School in Delmar, Delaware, with stints as both the boys and girls head coach. In 2008, he garnered both the State of Delaware Coach and Small School Coach of the Year honors.

Cathell was a four year NCAA Division I scholarship student athlete at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and was named All-Conference and All-Tournament Team in 2003 and 2006. In 2006, he received the Team MVP Award for the Hawks. He graduated from UMES in 2009 with a degree in secondary education – social studies concentration. Cathell received his Master’s in post-secondary education from Salisbury in December of 2012.

Cathell holds his national coaching diploma and advanced regional coaching diploma from the NSCAA.