Mara Primmer enters her first year as the head coach of the Agnes Scott women's soccer program after being named to lead it on August 31, 2020.
Primmer comes to Agnes Scott after serving as the head coach and assistant athletic director of recruiting at Wells College for the last six years.
Prior to joining Wells in 2014, Primmer served as an Assistant Coach at SUNY Oneonta. With Primmer's assistance, the Red Dragons claimed the SUNYAC Championship in women’s soccer following a 13-5-3 overall record in 2013 and went on to participate in the NCAA Division III Tournament on the campus of William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. During their SUNYAC Championship run, Primmer was tasked with scouting, recruiting, video breakdown, and practice session responsibilities.
Cumulatively, the Red Dragons produced five All-SUNYAC players, three NSCAA All-East Region honorees, and the SUNYAC Player of the Year en route to their 12th championship title in school history – the most of any SUNYAC school. Primmer was also tasked with women’s lacrosse responsibilities during her tenure, focusing primarily on strength and conditioning.
Primmer also served as a Graduate Assistant women’s soccer coach at Southern Connecticut State University during the 2009-10 season, assisting all aspects of the NCAA Division II program. In addition to her collegiate coaching experience, Primmer has assisted at the Headwaters Soccer Camp, the Oneonta Soccer Club, and the South Central Premier Club. She also has lengthy experience as a personal trainer, implementing soccer-specific conditioning programs to improve speed, endurance, power, and agility.
Primmer has played professionally in South-Western Germany within the Women’s Bundesliga for 1.FC Saarbrucken, SV Dirmingen, and SV Furpach. At SV Furpach, Primmer played and started all games as a defensive central midfielder and an outside attacking midfielder. Her team was voted as the top team in the greater area of Neunkirchen, Saarland, Germany twice and her squadron finished second overall in the Regionalliga, missing promotion to Bundesliga by only one point.
Prior to becoming the Graduate Assistant for the Owls, Primmer played as a redshirt senior for Southern Connecticut State during the 2008-09 women’s soccer season. Primmer and the Owls qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference tournament for the first time in three years – Primmer scored a goal in the semifinal game against Southern New Hampshire University which proved to be the school’s first playoff victory in nearly four seasons.
A 2008 graduate from NCAA Division I St. Bonaventure University, Primmer played three seasons of women’s soccer for the Bonnies and scored eight points via three goals and two assists (3-2=8) in 43 games at midfield. Prior to college, Primmer played for the Adirondack Lynx, a semi-professional women’s soccer team. She was also a member of the Blackwatch Soccer Club and attended Oneonta High School in Oneonta, N.Y.
Primmer is bilingual in English and German.