Nov. 12, 2013
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland men's soccer head coach Mark Mettrick will leave the school after the expiration of his contract following the 2013 season, the University announced on Tuesday morning.
"We would like to thank Mark for his service to Loyola and our men's soccer program and student-athletes," said Jim Paquette, Loyola's assistant vice president and director of athletics. "There are few in this industry who have a greater passion for soccer and a stronger work ethic than Mark. He has been a great ambassador of Loyola soccer, especially in the Baltimore Community."
Assistant coach Matt Dwyer will serve as the Greyhounds' interim head coach; a national search for the next coach will begin immediately.
Mettrick concluded his 14th season as the Loyola head coach on Saturday night. During that span, he amassed a 166-84-25 record. He was a five-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference coach of the year (2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008), two-time NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2001 and 2007) and his teams participated in five NCAA Tournaments (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009).
"I am very grateful for the opportunity that Loyola University Maryland gave to me," Mettrick said. "I have some great memories over the 14 years and had the pleasure to coach some outstanding young men and teams. It is hard to put into words how much I appreciate the support of the alumni and the Loyola community over the years, and I wish the program the best as it moves forward."
Loyola completed the 2013 season with a 7-8-2 overall record and 2-6-1 mark in Patriot League action.