Assistant Men's Soccer Coach/Head of Performance Analytics
Mark Bowman joins head coach Adam Godwin's staff as Goalkeepers' Coach/Head of Performance Analytics. Bowman brings with him several years of NCAA Division I coaching experience at Liberty University and a stint at MLS franchise Sporting Kansas City.
Bowman grew up overseas as he spent 15 years living in North Africa playing soccer from the age of 4. After high school, he played for two years at the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pa as the starting goalkeeper in his freshman and sophomore years. Following that, Bowman spent the next two seasons as an assistant coach with UVF with a focus on training goalkeepers. In January 2012, he moved to West Africa for seven months to coach a U-17 academy team.
In the spring of 2013, Bowman transferred to Liberty working with the men's team as a student manager focusing on stat tracking and opponent scouting. In the summer of 2014, he completed an internship with Sporting Kansas City working with youth soccer outreach.
Bowman graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management from Liberty in 2015 and transitioned into a volunteer assistant coach with the men's team. In the spring of 2017, he was an assistant coach at Appomattox County High School and helped the team reach the 2A State semifinals taking over as head coach in 2018.
Bowman holds a D-Level coaching license and Level 8 referee certification with the US Soccer Federation along with a Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma from United Soccer Coaches.