Published on September 13th, 2017 | by Staples Soccer0
Matt Lamb ’07 Named Head Coach At Rhodes College
Matt Lamb ’07’s college coaching career just took a giant step forward.
The former FCIAC champion, University of Mary Washington 2-year captain and asistant at Rhodes College was named head coach at Rhodes yesterday. Andy Marcinko, who led the program for 26 years, stepped down for personal and family reasons. He will become Lamb’s assistant.
Lamb joined Marcinko’s staff in 2014, after 1 season at the University of Maine-Farmington. He also worked with GPS Maine as the head coach of the U-9 and U-10 boys teams.
“Matt is one of the best coaches I have worked with over my 35 years of college coaching,” saysMarcinko. “We are very confident in his abilities to keep the men’s soccer program moving forward.”
“I’m excited to step into the role of head coach and I’m honored to continue learning from Coach Marcinko as he supports me in this transition,” Lamb notes. “I’d like to thank Coach Cleanthes and Coach Marcinko for having the confidence in me to lead this program and continue building on the foundation of success Coach Marcinko has built over the past 26 years.”
“I feel Coach Lamb has the ability to continue the great work that Coach Marcinko has accomplished here at Rhodes,” says director of athletics Jeff Cleanthes. “He has shown an incredible work ethic the last three years and is very deserving of this opportunity.”
Prior to his coaching career, Lamb worked in the special events department at Major League Soccer. His work included marketing and operations tasks in conjunction with MLS Cup and the all-star game.
Lamb is the 3rd former Staples soccer player currently coaching in college. Mike Noonan ’79 (Clemson University) recently earned his 300th career win, while Ken Murphy ’76 is a top Division III coach at Connecticut College.