Mark McKeever

last updated 2/1/2018

Mark McKeever

Head Coach at Young Harris College

Location:
1400 U.S. Hwy 76 E, Hiawassee, Georgia, United States
HQ Phone:
(706) 896-4131

General Information

Experience

Yts - Hamilton Academicals F.C. Scotland

Assistant Soccer Coach - Christian Brothers University

Education

Psychology , CBU

Masters Degree

bachelor's degree - psychology , Christian Brothers University

master’s degree - education.  , Christian Brothers University

Affiliations

Member of the Team - GSC All-Tournament

Recent News  

Young Harris College - Staff Directory

Mark McKeever
Young Harris College - Staff Directory Mark McKeever Mark McKeever Head Coach Phone: 706.897.4231 Email: mmckeever@yhc.edu Mark McKeever begins his 13th season as head coach of the Young Harris College men's soccer program. McKeever saw the Mountain Lions win their third consecutive Peach Belt Conference Tournament title as Young Harris went 11-6-1 during the 2016 campaign. McKeever led the Mountain Lions to their finest season in the program's history as the Mountain Lions went 19-1-1 in 2014. Young Harris, which won 19 matches in a row, captured its second consecutive Peach Belt Conference title and its first-ever PBC Tournament title in 2014. The Mountain Lions, who finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation, earned their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. YHC advanced to the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Lynn University. McKeever was recognized as the NSCAA Senior College Division II Southeast Region Coach of the Year while Ilic was named the NSCAA NCAA Division II National Men's Soccer Player of the Year and the NSCAA Men's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year. McKeever led the Mountain Lions to a 16-2-0 record in 2013 as Young Harris captured the College's first-ever Peach Belt regular-season championship with a perfect 9-0-0 ledger. The team ended the regular season ranked No. 1 in the Southeast Region and No. 1 in the country. McKeever was recognized as Peach Belt Coach of the Year and his players were flooded with recognition at the conference, regionally and national level. McKeever tallied a 10-6-1 ledger in 2011 as the men's soccer squad became the college's first regionally ranked team since the college became a four-year institution. The Mountain Lions were ranked as high as No. 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's NCAA Division II Southeast region. In his time as a coach in the NJCAA, McKeever lead his teams to the Region 17 Final in four of his five years. He was selected the Region 17 Coach of the Year in 2007. The Mountain Lions were ranked in the top 15 of national standings in both 2008 and 2009. His players have received numerous prestigious awards, including NJCAA All-American, NSCAA All-American, and Region 17 Player of the Year. Prior to transferring to the United States as a student-athlete, McKeever served as a YTS for two years with the professional club Hamilton Academicals F.C. Scotland. He continued his successful playing career in Tyler Community College from 1997-98 and transferred to Christian Brothers University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education. During the 1998 season he was named an NJCAA All-American. In 2000, he claimed the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference Player of the Year award. The team he captained at CBU remains one of the most successful men's soccer teams in the school's history. After graduating, McKeever went on to be elected the fourth pick in the draft for the USL professional league for the Nashville Metros. McKeever's success did not end with his playing career. He began his coaching career at CBU with both men's and women's programs in 2003 as an assistant, winning the Gulf South Conference two consecutive years with the women's program. McKeever's accreditation includes the Scottish Football Association "D" license, the NSCAA National, Advanced National, and Premier Diploma. McKeever has spent the past three summers as the head coach of the Mississippi Brilla FC in the Premier Development League. His motivation to gain knowledge and experience about the game extends to his players' success athletically, and he devotes the same dedication to their success academically.

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Young Harris College - Staff Directory

Mark McKeever
Mark McKeever Head Coach 706.897.4231 mmckeever@yhc.edu

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Young Harris College - Staff Directory

Mark McKeever
Mark McKeever Head Coach 706.897.4231 mmckeever@yhc.edu

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