Director of Coaching - Bio

Marcie Schwartz - Director of Coaching

The Ohio Travel Soccer League is pleased to announce the addition of Marcie Schwartz as its new Director of Coaching.  In her role, she will be responsible for coaches training and education, as well as assisting clubs with player development.  She will also serve as the league's program director in charge of new events including OHTSL camps, US Club sponsored USSF Coaching Licenses, Community coaching clinics, and other potential programs.

Prior to joining the league, Marcie spent the last eight years as a NCAA Division I Women's Assistant Soccer Coach as Wagner College, USC Upstate and most recently Ball State University.

In her four seasons at Ball State, Schwartz helped the Cardinals to post an overall record of 44-24-14 highlighted by a 14-3-3 record and MAC championship season in 2015.  The team included the MAC Freshman of the Year and Defender of the Year during the season.  As a Cardinal she also trained the goalkeepers and in 2013 her keepers were top 20 in the country in save percentage and 47th in the country in goals against average.  During her four years the team received 14 players with All-MAC Honors, and in 2015 five of those players were first team selections.

A native of Solon, Ohio and past league participant, some of her other accomplishments include being selected for the 30 under 30 program by the NSCAA in 2014.  Schwartz is also a 2012 graduate of the Womens Coaches Academy.  She has served on ODP Regional Staffs in both Region 1 and 2, and in 2010 was the girl's administrator at the Inter-Regional Camp in Pomona,California.  She was team trainer and American liaison for the U14 Russian National team.  In 2013 she served as the Head Coach of the gold medal winning United States Junior Girls Jewish National Team for the 19th Maccabiah games in Israel.  In 2017, Schwartz traveled for the second time to head coach on the International Stage in Israel at the Maccabiah Games as a member of the USA affiliation.  Her team, for a second-straight games, won the gold medal and went unbeaten and unscored on with a 6-0 record and outshooting their opponents 34-0.  

In 2007-08, Schwartz served as an Assistant Coach at Bloomington South High School, helping the Panthers to back to back conference championships.

Schwartz earned her bachelor's degree in secondary education from Indiana University in 2009 and her master's degree in education with a focus in literacy from Wagner College in 2011.

She currently holds a USSF National B License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma, the pinnacle of residential academy offerings.  Schwartz has the USSF Instructor License, as well, and can be found teaching USSF Grassroots Licenses, including the D License.  She also holds an NSCAA National Goalkeepers diploma and US Youth National license.

Schwartz was also recently named as a US Club Coach Licensing Technical Lead.  She is overseeing the North Central and South Central regions of US Club US Soccer Instructors, as well as being a liasion between US Club and US Soccer regarding all coaching education topics.

She can be contacted at doc@ohtsl.com.