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      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Feb 14, 2023

      birmingham – UAB Women’s Soccer Coach Lisa Mann has announced that Mark Hiller will serve as the Associate Head Coach of the Blazers.

      “I am delighted to have Mark join our UAB women’s soccer team,” Mann said. “Mark brings a wealth of experience with him and will be a great asset to our program. He is not only a top-notch coach and recruiter, but also the type of person we want to coach our student-athletes and represent our program.”

      Hiller comes to Magic City after spending the past three seasons as the head coach at Delta State, where he posted a 26-14-7 record. In his time with the Lady Statesmen, he coached a couple of Gulf South All-Conference players.

      In 2022, Delta State broke the school record for wins in a season, recording 10 wins. The Lady Statesmen hosted a GSC playoff game for the second straight season after posting a 7-4-2 league record.

      The previous year, DSU achieved its most successful conference season in program history, posting an 8-3-2 mark in Gulf South Conference play. The Lady Statesmen also hosted a home GSC playoff game for the first time in school history as the tournament’s #3 seed in 2021 and the #7 seed in the region.

      Hiller’s first season with the Lady Statesmen was in 2020, a season that saw the GSC play a reduced schedule and a Spring Championship Series tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the second time the program had made it to the GSC postseason. Hiller’s team posted an overall record of 8-1-2.

      Delta State was ranked in United Soccer’s Top 25 Coaches Poll in 2020-21, garnering a ranking of No. 19 in the country. Hiller and his staff were recognized as the United Soccer Coaches Southern Region Coach of the Year for 2020-21. The team also opened the 2021-22 season ranked 19th in the pre-season poll.

      Hiller came to Delta State from the Cajun Rush Soccer Club in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he served as the head coach of the men’s semi-professional team and was also the director of the College Advisory Program (CAP). Hiller also served as the head coach of the St. Thomas More High School boys’ soccer team in Lafayette, leading the team to a 39-7-3 record and state championship appearances in two seasons.

      Prior to his time with Rush, Hiller served as an assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, along with Mann. Hiller initially joined the Ragin’ Cajun staff as a graduate assistant before being promoted to full-time assistant coach.

      Hiller holds a Premier Coaches Diploma from United Soccer, holds his National “B” license from the United States Soccer Federation (National “B”), and also holds Level I, II and III United Soccer Coaches diplomas in Goalkeeping. .

      Hiller played at NCAA Division I institution Oakland University before transferring to Ashford University (NAIA) in Clinton, Iowa. While there, Hiller helped lead the Saints to an NAIA National Elite 8 and an appearance in the Final Four. He was team captain for the team and was also named to the All-Tournament team during conference and national tournaments.

      In addition, he has also played semi-pro soccer in various national leagues for both the West Texas Sockers in the PDL and the Quad City Eagles in the NPSL.

      Hiller earned a BS in Finance and Business Administration from Ashford University in 2014 and an MBA from UL-Lafayette in 2017.


      For more information about the UAB women’s soccer team, follow @UAB_WSOC Twitter and Instagram.


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