Mark Duble
Mark Duble
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 706.419.1508
Email: mduble@covenant.edu
Year: 26th
Alma Mater: Covenant College ('92)
Undergraduate Degree: (B.S.) Organizational Management

Mark Duble completed his 26th season as the Lady Scots’ head soccer coach in 2019. He is the longest-tenured coach and athletic administrator at Covenant. Duble also serves as an associate director of athletics.

Mark Duble FAST FACTS

  • Years at Covenant (head coach): 26 (1994-present)
  • Overall record: 278-173-34 (.608)
  • Conference record: 138-35-18 (.770)
  • National Tournament apperances: 2 (NAIA - 2006; NCCAA - 2009)
  • Conference championships: 12 (regular season and tournament)

AWARDS

  • Six-time conference Coach of the Year (TVAC - 1995, 1996; AAC - 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Two-time NAIA Region XII Coach of the Year (2004, 2005)

PROGRAM ACCOLADES

  • 33 All-Americans
  • 4 conference Players of the Year
  • 3 conference Rookie/Freshman of the Year
  • 13 All-USA South selections (6 first team members)
  • 22 All-USA South West Division choices
  • 105 all-conference selections overall
  • 104 USA South All-Academic team members (through 2018-19)
  • 54 national scholar-athlete awards
  • 10 NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) Team Academic honors
  • 12 United Soccer Coaches Team Ethics honors

MILESTONES

  • Collected career win No. 200 during the 2012 season
  • Earned career win No. 250 with a 4-0 victory over Oglethorpe on Sept. 16, 2017

PROGRAM NOTES

  • In his 26 seasons, Duble's teams have finished at or above the .500 mark 23 times.
  • Double-digit win totals in a season 20 times.

BACKGROUND

Duble began coaching the Lady Scots club team in 1993 before the program became varsity in 1994. He "grew up" at Covenant, as his father was a Vice President for Advancement at Covenant College in the 1960s and 1970s, and he played for, and captained, the Scots soccer team as a player.  Active in professional coaching organizations, he has served eight years as the conference soccer chair, five as regional chair, and two years as the NAIA Women’s Soccer National President.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

In 2019, Duble's squad advanced to the USA South Tournament championship match for the first time. After a 1-4-1 start to the season, the Lady Scots rattled off a 9-1-2 mark over the final month-plus of the season before besting top-East seed Greensboro in a penalty shootout in the USA South Tournament semifinals to get to the title match. It was the ninth time in the last 10 seasons that Covenant finished the year with a winning record and the 20th time the program won 10 or more matches.

In 2018, Covenant had another successful season as the Lady Scots finished 11-8-1 and made it to the USA South Tournament semifinals. Senior keeper Rachel Lemay earned USA South Goalkeeper of the Year, while six Lady Scots earned All-USA South West Division honors. 

2017 was a special year for Duble and the program. Duble collected his 250th career coaching win with the Lady Scots' 4-0 victory over Oglethorpe on Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 16). The team ended the year 11-7-1 overall with a 5-2 mark in the USA South and an appearance in the semifinals of the USA South Tournament. 

The 2016 edition of Duble's team had its best conference finish since joining the USA South as the Lady Scots placed second in the West Division in the regular season with an 11-3 record. The 11 victories set the program mark for most conference wins in a single season.

In 2013, the program's first year as full members of the USA South Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, Duble's squad battled through injuries to compile a 10-9-2 overall and a 7-3-2 mark in conference play. The Lady Scots advanced to the semifinals of the USA South Tournament before falling to eventual champion Piedmont.

In 2012, the Lady Scots posted a 15-5-1 record and 9-1 in GSAC play which earned them a share of the conference regular season title, a first at the NCAA Division III level. The 15 wins was tied for the second most in school history. Covenant placed seven players on the All-Conference team and had two NCCAA All-Americans (Kathryn Allison and Katelyn Newsome).

FAMILY

He and his wife, Lynn (a Covenant alumnae and former athlete herself), have been married for 33 years, and have five children: Allen, Chelsey, Charles, Faith, and John Mark.

YEAR-BY-YEAR

1994: 10-6
1995: 10-7-1
1996: 13-4
1997: 11-6
1998: 7-9
1999: 3-13-2
2000: 9-8-2
2001: 11-8
2002: 16-3-2
2003: 8-5-2
2004: 14-3-1 (9-0 AAC)
2005: 13-4-3 (8-0 AAC)
2006: 15-4 (8-0 AAC)
2007: 10-6-3 (4-0-3 AAC)
2008: 10-7-2 (4-1-2 AAC)
2009: 9-9-4 (3-1-3 AAC)
2010: 10-7-1
2011: 10-9-2 (6-1-1 GSAC)
2012: 15-5-1 (9-1 GSAC)
2013: 10-9-2 (7-3-2 USA South)
2014: 9-10-1 (7-4 USA South)
2015: 10-5-1 (8-3-1 USA South)
2016: 13-5 (11-3 USA South)
2017: 11-7-1 (5-2 USA South)
2018: 11-8-1 (6-2 USA South)
2019: 10-6-3 (6-1-1 USA South)