Mark Catterall joined the Royals in 2017.
In his first season with the team, Catterall helped lead the Royals to a 12-3-3 season, which is the best record in program history. Additionally, Queens made its second ever appearance in the NCAA Championships reaching the Southeast Regionals for the first time in 10 years.
Six players earned recognition on the South Atlantic Conference All-Conference Team while Alana Jefferson received first-team recognition on the D2CCAA All-Southeast Region, the USC All-Region, the NCCSIA All-State, and the USC Scholar All-America teams. She was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America teams. Mariah Lewis claimed second-team spots on the D2CCAA All-Southeast Region, and the USC All-Region teams. The senior defender was also named to the NCCSIA All-State First team and the USC Scholar-All American Third team while Charlotte Ring received second-team honors on the USC All-Region, the NCCSIA All-State, and the USC Scholar All-American teams.
Prior to accepting the job at Queens, Catterall spent three years as an assistant coach for the St Edwards University women’s soccer team. While on staff he helped the program to an overall record of 47-7-7, winning a Heartland Conference Championship and making three trips to the NCAA Tournament. This also included one Elite 8 and one Sweet 16 appearance.
Catterall was also on the St Edwards men’s soccer staff in 2016 who put together a run of 18-3-1, winning the Heartland Championship and reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The staff was also recognized as the 2016 NSCAA Southwest Region Staff of the year.
In 2014, Catterall joined the women’s soccer staff at the University of Bridgeport. The Purple Knights recorded a record of 14-5-2 and made an NCAA Tournament appearance.
During his time at both St Edwards and Bridgeport, Catterall coached multiple all-conference, all-region, and all-American athletes.
In addition to his collegiate coaching, Catterall was the Senior Program and College Placement Director for SA United Soccer Club. Overseeing the development of all of the club’s high school players, he set coaching standards and best practices and developed the club’s college recruitment process. During his tenure over 90 SA United players were recruited to play at the collegiate level.
Catterall has a master’s degree in applied sport & exercise psychology and a bachelor’s degree in sport science, both from Bangor University in Wales (UK). During his playing career at Bangor, Catterall reached two Welsh University National Cup Finals.