WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University Athletic Director Alan Wilson announces the promotion of Mark Wozniak to head men’s soccer coach, effectively as of June 14, 2019. Wilson commented, “We want to welcome Mark Wozniak as Point’s men’s soccer coach. He already has been an integral part of our program which makes his transition much easier. Mark is an excellent fit in all areas for Point University and embodies the NAIA’s five core values. We look forward to seeing Mark continue the recent successes that Point has experienced on the pitch.”
Coach Wozniak brings more than 25 years of soccer-playing experience and more than eight seasons of coaching experience to Point University. He worked with Point’s men’s soccer program as a part-time assistant in January, 2018, and became the full-time assistant coach in July, 2018. He was elevated to the head coaching position following the departure of Jonathan Lenarz in June, 2019. Lenarz and Wozniak guided Point men’s soccer to records of 16-2-1 overall and 9-1 in conference and led the Skyhawks to their first-ever Appalachian Athletic Conference regular-season championship and a number one seed in the AAC Tournament. Point set school records for most overall victories and most conference wins last season.
“I am honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to be the head men’s soccer coach at Point University and continue to build upon the success of last season,” proclaimed Wozniak. “I am excited to continue working with the players and to build a program that strives for excellence on and off the field. I look forward to helping these young men grow to become great men, fathers, husbands and leaders in their community.”
Wozniak has played at the NAIA, NCAA and semi-pro levels. He helped pioneer a soccer program for his high school and led the team as its captain. He earned a scholarship to Lee University (Tenn.) and to Colorado Christian University, a pair of NCAA Division II program, and was CCU’s captain during his senior year.
Shortly after getting married in 2008, Mark and his wife, Sharee, lived in Vienna, Austria, while Mark played professional soccer. After completing his playing career in Austria in 2011, Mark began his coaching career, spending six seasons (2011-17) at Southern Soccer Academy (Ga.) and then served as an assistant men’s soccer coach in 2017, for Sheridan College in Wyoming, leading the Generals to their best season in program history. Wozniak currently holds a USSF “National D” license.
Mark and Sharee Wozniak live in Newnan, Ga., and have three daughters, Chloe, Sophie, and Emily born in 2013, 2014 and 2016 respectively, and one newborn son, Ryan Levi, who was born in May, 2019.