Sewanee: University of the South

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Greg Cathell

Greg Cathell enters his first season at the helm of the women's soccer program at the University of the South.


Cathell becomes the 11th head coach in the women's soccer program. In his five-year head coaching career at Centenary (La.) and Rensselaer (N.Y.), he has posted a 48-33-11 career record.


Prior to his arrival on the Domain, Cathell spent the last three seasons as the head coach for the Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, posting a 29-21-3 record. He turned a program around that saw a total of 20 wins in the first five seasons in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).


Cathell led the Ladies to their best finish in program history in the Division III era in 2019, finishing with a 16-3 record and a 10th place ranking in the United Soccer Coaches West Region poll. Additionally, the 16 wins tied a school record, also set in the 1995 and 1996 seasons.


The 2019 season also saw one student-athlete from Centenary, Migui Boldrin named an All-American by the United Soccer Coaches. Additionally, she was named the SCAC Offensive Player of the Year.


In his time with Centenary, he coached 11 selections to the All-SCAC Team.


Prior to his time in Shreveport, Cathell served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Siena (N.Y.), an NCAA Division I program. During the 2016 season, he coached seven All-Conference Players, as well as the 2016 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, the team earned a 9-7-3 record and a second seed in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament, earning the highest seed for the program in 12 seasons.


For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Cathell served as the head women's soccer coach at NCAA Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. His teams excelled both on and off the pitch, as the Engineers boasted a 19-12-8 record in two seasons. Cathell's squads also received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Academic Award both seasons, and he coached the first women's soccer Athletic and Academic All-American at Rensselaer.


For four seasons prior to his stint with the Engineers, Cathell served as the assistant women's soccer coach and head recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division III Salisbury University. He helped recruit a freshmen class that went a combined 34-17-6 over three seasons, including two Regular Season Capital Athletic Conferences Championships and two trips to the CAC Tournament Championship game, with one CAC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.


Cathell also recruited and coached the first Seagulls women's soccer player to earn CAC Rookie of the Year accolades.


From 2003-08, Cathell coached soccer at Delmar High School in Delmar, Delaware, with stints as both the boys and girls head coach. In 2008, he garnered both the State of Delaware Coach and Small School Coach of the Year honors.


Cathell was a four year NCAA Division I scholarship student-athlete at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and was named All-Conference and All-Tournament Team in 2003 and 2006. In 2006, he received the Team MVP Award for the Hawks. He graduated from UMES in 2009 with a degree in secondary education – social studies concentration. Cathell received his Master's in post-secondary education from Salisbury in December of 2012.


Cathell holds his national coaching diploma and advanced regional coaching diploma from the NSCAA.


Greg is married to his wife, Mia, and they have two children, Hope and Ty.

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