Marc Hubbard - Director of Coaching
Marc Hubbard was hired as head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team on April 4, 2015. The Durham native returns to UNH following his seven-year head coaching stint at Southern New Hampshire University. Hubbard previously served as an assistant coach of the UNH men’s soccer team from 2003-2007. During his time coaching at UNH, the team reached back-to-back America East semifinals in ’06 and ‘07 and he was a member of the conference’s 2006 Staff of the Year. The men’s soccer program ranked No. 1 in New England as well as No. 23 nationally in 2005 during Hubbard’s tenure..
Hubbard takes over at UNH after seven outstanding seasons at SNHU. He led the Penmen to a 117-20-6 (.839) overall record and helped the program capture its second NCAA national championship in 2013. Hubbard was also named the 2013 NSCAA Division II Coach of the Year after his team captured the title. Hubbard departs SNHU as the national leader in winning percentage in Division II. The new UNH head coach has also collected the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year award three times (2008, 2009, 2013) and was named the NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year in 2008.
During his playing days, Hubbard lifted the Oyster River High School boys’ soccer team to consecutive New Hampshire Class I championship before he graduated in 1999. He also played club soccer with Seacoast United and captained the U-18 team to a New Hampshire state championship; he later went on to coach with SUSC and led the U-16 squad to a state title in ‘05.
Hubbard graduated from Colgate University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science before obtaining his master’s in Kinesiology: Sports Studies at UNH in 2006. He was a three-time Patriot League Second Team selection and three-year captain for the Red Raiders. He went on to play professionally for three years with the New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL Second Division, where he was a two-year captain and 2006 USL First Team honoree as well as a Defender of the Year finalist.
Matt Correia recently completed his fourth season with the Daniel Webster College Mens Soccer and third as head coach. Correia guided the Eagles to a nine-win season in both 2011 and 2013, the second highest single season wins totals in program history, ending with trips to the NECC semifinals. The Eagles have reached the postseason in each of his seasons at the helm. He was the program's top assistant in 2010 as the Eagles posted a 12-6-1 overall record, won its second consecutive New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) tournament title, and earned a first ever at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Correia is a 2010 graduate of UMass Dartmouth with a degree in human resources and a minor in marketing and owns a Master's degree in Business Administration from Rivier University. He played four seasons and served two years as team captain appearing in 67 of 68 possible contests. Over his final two seasons the Corsairs posted a combined record of 22-11-3 and reached the championship game of the Little East Conference in 2009.
A native of Dracut, Mass., Correia was an all conference selection as both a junior and senior at Dracut High.
After spending seven seasons as an assistant coach with the program, Josh Taylor was named the eighth head coach in SNHU men's soccer program history on April 30, 2015..
Taylor joined the men's soccer program as an assistant coach before the 2008 season and was elevated to the top assistant spot prior to the 2012 season. During that time, the Penmen compiled a 117-20-16 (.817) record while making seven straight NCAA appearances, including four trips to the national quarterfinals in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013, the Penmen captured the ultimate prize, winning the second NCAA Division II national championship in program history with a 22-1-1 record. SNHU won four Northeast-10 Conference tournament titles (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014) and four regular season titles (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014) over that span.
A 2008 graduate from New England College with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a Coaching Minor. Taylor was four-year member for the Pilgrims men's soccer team being named to The Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Conference 3rd Team in 2007 and team captain in 2008. The Pilgrims also were ECAC Tournament finalists in 2007 and achieved 40 wins, most in school history, during a four-year span.
Taylor is also is the Associate Director for Soccer Sphere in which he works extensively with the youth programs in Hooksett, Amherst, Bow, Milford and Candia. He is also responsible for the logistical aspects for their summer, winter and school-break camps. Taylor holds a NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advance Youth Diploma, and a USSF ‘D’ License.
He has completed a Master’s Degree in Sport Management and a Certificate in International Sport Management from SNHU in 2010. During his Master’s program he completed his internship with the New England Revolution in their Soccer Operations department. He is currently pursuing his second Master’s Degree in Finance from SNHU.
Taylor resides with his wife, Erin, in Salem, NH with their daughter Lulu and two bulldogs, Paddy and Journey.
Steve was a 4 year starter for Plymouth State University. He is currently the head coach at Wilton Lyndeborough Coop HS where he has won 2 State Championships and was honored with the NHIAA Coach of the Year Award in 2009. He has been at Wilton Lyndeborough for the last 6 years. He previously had coached at Nashua World Cup for 4 years and enters his sixth year with the club.
Keegan is in his 4th year at SNHU and is currently the co-captain for the 2013 season. He has played in every game during his first three seasons and was named to the Daktronics Second Team All-Region and Northeast-10 Second Team All-Conference selection in 2013. Keegan was named to the 2011 Northeast-10 All-Rookie team. A graduate of Norton HS, Keegan led the Lancers to an undefeated season and State Championship as a senior. He has coached at many soccer camps throughout MA during the last several years.
Gabe was a four-year starter at Southern New Hampshire University from 2004 to 2008. He captained SNHU to the league and conference championships in 2008 under Coach Hubbard. In 2009 he signed his first professional contract for the Western Mass Pioneers (USL-2). He also played professional indoor soccer for the Louisville Lightning (PASL) and finished fifth on the team in points (8 Goals, 11 Assists). He has made a total of 6 appearances for the New England Revolution (Two-Reserve matches, and four pre-season matches). He was invited to pre-season by Coach Heaps of the New England Revolution (2012) and was on trial for a month and got the honor to play against the likes of David Beckham, Edson Buddle, and the LA Galaxy. Gabe and his wife, Katrina Alicia Mercier, have one son, Benjamin Galileo-Carlos Mercier
After wrapping up a standout four-year career with the SNHU women’s soccer program, Ariel Teixeira enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Penmen in 2013.
A four-year starter for Southern New Hampshire, Teixeira, a Warren, R.I. native, finished her career with 25 goals and 25 assists for 75 points, placing her seventh in program history in assists and 10th in career points. Just the third four-time All-Conference recipient in program history, Teixeira garnered Northeast-10 First Team honors in each of her final three seasons and was named an NSCAA Third Team All-American as a senior. Teixeira was also a three-time NSCAA First Team All-Region selection as well as a member of the NE-10 All-Academic Team as a senior.
A three-time First Team All-State selection at Mount Hope HS, Teixeira tallied 17 goals and eight assists as a senior en route to leading the Huskies to a Division I state title.
Teixeira graduated in 2012 from SNHU with a degree in Sport Management.
Claudette is a NH Soccer Association licensed coach, and has coached a number of HFC/ASC youth teams since 2001, from the EDP level to U-14. Claudette has been actively involved in the Club for over 15 years. As well as being a parent of three children, all of whom went through the Club as players, she has served in assorted leadership roles, such as team manager, assistant coach, coach, ASC Board Member-At-Large, Secretary, Advertising Coordinator, and tournament committee member Prior to coaching soccer, she coached youth track teams for ten consecutive years. She enjoys playing soccer and plays on various adult recreational teams throughout the year. Claudette, a special education teacher by day, seeks to empower youth to develop to their true potential, in school and on the soccer field.
Mark played soccer at Phillips Academy Andover. He started coaching career in 1993 and joined the Amherst Soccer Club as a coach for the BU9 team in 1994. He has coached soccer in NH for the Amherst Soccer Club, the Nashua World Cup Soccer Club and the Inti Soccer Academy during his coaching career. He holds both a USSF National D and Youth license. Most recently, he has supported ASC as a U10 and U11 coach and is presently our U10 player pool coordinator.
Jamie has extensive experience coaching and training youth soccer for various clubs in central and southern NH since 2000. Coach Pendleton was named the 2011 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year by New Hampshire Soccer Association. She received the award after leading the Londonderry United Girls U12 team to a state championship and the tournament’s sportsmanship award.
Pendleton is a founding board member of Inti Academy of Manchester, a nonprofit that gives academic and soccer opportunities to the inner city children in Manchester. Currently she is the Director for the program as well as an afterschool teacher and soccer coach.
A skilled collegiate soccer player, Jaime played Division 1 soccer for four years at the University of Hartford, which won the America East championship in 2003, and made three NCAA conference appearances during her tenure there.
In 2004, Ms. Pendleton graduated from the University of Hartford with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education and is a certified teacher with eight years of experience. Six of those years were in the Manchester School District (2007-2013) and two in Nevada. She received the Rookie Award (2006) and the Teacher Appreciation Award (2007) for her teaching at Jacob E. Manch Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.