Greg Cathell begins his third season as the Centenary Ladies Soccer Coach in 2019. He is the fifth coach in the history of Ladies soccer.
In his first season, he guided the Ladies to a 4-12-3 overall record and a 3-7-2 record in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Centenary finished fourth in the conference regular season standings, its highest SCAC finish in school history. The Ladies and Southwestern played to a scoreless draw in the Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, but Centenary advanced to the semifinals of the SCAC Tournament for the first time in school history on penalty kicks.
Three players received All-Conference accolades: Sophomore Kyra Montes became the first Lady to be named to the First Team in five seasons. Senior Riley Spudic (Second Team) and sophomore Betzabet Bravo (Honorable Mention) also grabbed All-Conference recognition.
His second season saw Centenary score 12 more goals than in 2017. The Ladies began the year with a six-game winning streak - tying the best start to the season in Ladies Soccer history.
Prior to Centenary, Cathell came to Shreveport after one season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Siena, where he coached seven All-Conference Players, as well as the 2016 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the year.
The Saints finished the season with a 9-7-3 record and the second seed in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, their highest seed in 12 seasons. Kyra Montes earned First Team All-Conference accolades for the second-straight season, becoming only the second player to earn that recognition in back-to-back season. She also became the first player in nine years to be named First Team All-Louisiana. In all, four players made the All-Conference squad - the highest total for the Ladies in more than 20 years. Joining Montes on the first team was Emilee Byrd, the first time the Ladies had two First Team honorees in 15 seasons.
The other two All-Conference honorees for 2018 from Centenary were Betzabet Bravo and Kat Martinez.
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 Championships 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.
Greg and his wife, Mia, with his daughter, Hope, and son, Ty, reside in Shreveport.