ATLANTA – Georgia State women’s soccer head coach Ed Joyce has announced the addition of Jack Marchant to the Panthers’ coaching staff. Marchant joins GSU after three seasons as the women’s soccer assistant coach at The Citadel.

"We feel very fortunate to have been able to hire someone of Jack's caliber to work with our program,” Joyce said. “Jack is a top coach and his tireless efforts on the recruiting trail will help expand our program's reach.  We look forward to seeing the impact that his enthusiasm and work ethic will have on the group.”

During his tenure with the Bulldogs’ coaching staff, Marchant assisted The Citadel in breaking a handful of program records. In Marchant’s first year with the team, he guided Bulldogs’ freshman goalkeeper Logan Leask to record the highest save percentage (.797) in school history and the lowest goals against average in a season (1.54).

Most recently in 2018, Marchant coached a Citadel team that improved its win total by four from the 2017 campaign, won two Southern Conference games for the first time since 2014 and won a game in the opening round of the Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Championship for the first time in four years.

Prior to coaching at The Citadel, Marchant spent one year as the goalkeepers coach for both the men’s and women’s squads at Anderson University, where he helped lead the women’s team to a program-record 14 wins in 2015 and a No. 8 ranking in the final NSCAA Southeast Region poll.

Marchant was also involved in the Clemson Anderson Soccer Alliance, where he oversaw the development of the club’s goalkeepers and developed players as the goalkeepers coach.

In 2013, Marchant earned his first coaching position at his alma mater, the University of Rio Grande. There he served as the goalkeepers coach for the men’s soccer team, leading the Red Storm to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament. He also coached eight players to Mid-South All-Conference teams and coached his goalkeeper to two NAIA All-American Awards.

Marchant played five seasons with the Red Storm and participated in five national championships, reaching the semifinals twice and the finals once. He collected two all-conference accolades following his senior season and was named an NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American in 2012. Marchant earned Bachelors of Science, business management in 2012 and finished his Masters of Business Administration in 2014.

The Leeds, England, native played three seasons for Hull City A.F.C as a youth and competed in the FA Youth Cup before moving to the United States in 2008. 

“I just want to thank Ed and everyone at Georgia State for giving me this opportunity,” Marchant said. “I can’t wait to get going and get integrated into the program at GSU. It’s a big challenge but an even bigger opportunity. I’m excited as to where this program can go and hope to be a part of the success that is to come.”

Georgia State women’s soccer wrapped up the 2018 season on a high note, making the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the first time since 2015 and ended the year 6-1-1 in the last eight matches. The Panthers earned four consecutive conference victories in the month of October, a feat that the program hadn’t accomplished in 14 years.

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