Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University Athletics
PO Box 6668 - 100 Athletic St Mars Hill, NC 28754
Division 2 North Carolina Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


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Gregg Munn

Gregg Munn was hired as the new Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Mars Hill University in March of 2018.

Munn enters his second season at the helm of the program after being named Mars Hill’s head coach in March 2018 and looks to build on a 6-7-2 record in his first season. Munn led the Lions to being ranked in the Southeast Region for several weeks and in 2018, the Lions had Sebastian Bertilsson, Oscar Mitchell, and Jeppe Christensen named to the Honorable All-SAC Team.

Munn, a native of Falkirk, Scotland, was a former standout and captain at Mars Hill University. In his four years as a student athlete at Mars Hill, Munn started 75 games and played an integral part in the program’s two NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2011 & 2012) and the program’s South Atlantic Conference Championship in 2012. Throughout his playing career at Mars Hill, Munn picked up many individual and team accolades including First Team All-SAC Defender (2012), Capital One Academic All-District Team (2012), NCCSIA All-State First Team Defender (2012), SAC All-Tournament Team Defender and Second Team All-SAC Defender (2013). In 2011, Munn helped anchor a defense which saw Mars Hill lead the conference with fewest goals against per game (0.64) as well as being ranked in the top 15 in the nation in that category.

In the spring of 2014, Munn served as an assistant coach with the men’s and women's programs at Mars Hill before graduating Magna Cum Laude in Physical Education with his concentration in coaching.

Following graduation, Munn was hired by the Charlotte Soccer Academy in Charlotte, N.C., as a Technical Director of Coaching and Staff Coach. Shortly after, Munn was promoted to be the Director of Coaching for the club across various age groups where he has held this role for the past four years. Munn also served a short stint with the Queen’s University of Charlotte women’s soccer program before accepting this position.

Prior to relocating to the United States, Munn played with the Stirling Albion Football Club and represented Scotland at the U18 International level in 2007 and 2008. During this time Munn was on the coaching staff with the Falkirk Football Club and the Stirling Albion Football Club as well as attending Forth Valley College in Falkirk, Scotland, where he earned a Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching with Development of Sport.

Munn also worked with a UK based recruitment service provider, Sporting Futures USA. In this position, Munn assisted in the identification and placement of student athletes at various programs in the United States working closely with Managing Director, David Binnie.

Munn currently holds his USSF C License and USSF National Youth License with the United States Soccer Federation to add to his existing Scottish FA Licenses.

Munn resides in Woodfin, N.C. with his wife Stephanie.

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Kyle Hughes

Kyle Hughes joined the Mars Hill men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach in the summer of 2020.

Hughes spent the past five seasons at Spartanburg Methodist College, compiling a 64-28-4 record. He began his career at SMC as an assistant coach for two seasons before being named the head coach during the 2017 season. During his five seasons, Hughes led the Pioneers to the Region 10 Conference Tournament every season as well as a Division 1 Southeast District appearance in 2018.

Prior to joining SMC, Hughes served as a staff coach for Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) and United FC for two years.

Hughes is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.

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Joe LaCasto

Joe LaCasto was named the graduate assistant coach for the Mars Hill men's soccer program in the summer of 2020.

LaCasto graduated from UNC Asheville in May 2019 and served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs during the 2019 season that saw the team double their win total from the previous campaign.

LaCasto, a midfielder, appeared in 73 contests during his four years with UNCA, starting 58 matches. He served as a team captain during his senior campaign, scoring one goal and adding two assists. The Huntington Beach, California native was a two-time Big South All-Academic Team honoree.

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