MARK CARR was named head coach for USF women’s soccer in February. Carr spent four successful seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA, helping the Bruins to four consecutive Pac-10 titles and four College Cup berths, highlighted by two appearances in the finals.
“I am very impressed with his passion, his intensity, and the energy level he brings,” said USF Director of Athletics Debra Gore-Mann. “He has worked with one of the nation’s elite programs and knows what it takes to be successful in one of the most challenging conferences in the country.”
Carr is just the fourth head coach in program history. He said he looks forward to the challenge of competing in the West Coast Conference, which has produced three of the last six NCAA Division I champions.
“USF is a great academic institution playing in a competitive conference in one of the most intriguing cities in the world,” Carr said. “I am looking forward to taking the program to the next level in the coming years.”
During Carr’s tenure at UCLA, the Bruins posted an 81-15-5 overall record from 2003 to 2006 and produced nine All-Americans. In addition, UCLA had an 18-4 record in the NCAA Tournament.
Carr graduated from Bournemouth University in his native England in 2001 with a bachelor’s in international marketing. A decorated amateur player, Carr competed on the England School’s Representative Team in 1996 and played for the Charlton Athletic Youth Team from 1995 to 1997.
Carr has hired Myka Peck, a collegiate standout at Loyola Marymount and former assistant coach at Cal State Bakersfield, as assistant coach.