Head Coach Mark Sprouse
Head Women's Soccer Coach
Marking his tenth year at the helm of the Potomac State Women's Soccer Team is Head Coach, Mark Sprouse. He is the winningest soccer coach in the school’s history. His philosophy has been to make soccer the best college memory the players experience regardless of record. He stated that the best compliment he ever had in soccer was when an opposing coach said, "Your players play hard for you". In the past ten years he has brought the Lady Cats from a fledgling team to a winning program. Under his tenure the Women have had winning seasons in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2011 the Catamounts had a very respectable 11-4 season. Two of their losses were at the hands of the National Champions. The Lady Cats were made it to the regional championship for the first time in the school’s history. Coach Sprouse feels that this coming year will be a rebuilding one, but with hard work the 2012 season will be a great season.
Coach Sprouse has experience coaching at all levels including, recreational soccer, club teams, DDP, and High School. He has been awarded both conference and regional coach of the year honors at Keyser High School. He lives in the Keyser area with his wife and three children, two of which he has coached. Sprouse has earned master degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. He currently is employed as a Special Educational Facilitator and Behavior Specialist with Allegany County Schools.
Sprouse strives to make all of his student-athletes feel at home and valued. He works with them to ensure a college education. Coach Sprouse considers himself a players' coach and feels dedication, team building and teamwork are an enormous part of college soccer. He values his relationships with present and former players as much as winning.