UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – At the University of Richmond, a standard of excellence is expected both on the field of competition and in the classroom.
Marty Beall, the new Head Coach of the Spiders’ women’s soccer program, has done just that in his previous nine seasons at the helm of High Point University women’s soccer program.
“We’re truly excited to have the opportunity to bring in a coach that has the experience and success at the Division I level that Marty brings to our program,” Deputy Athletic Director David Walsh said. “We’re really looking forward to seeing Marty and his staff lead our program to future success.”
Beall had a wealth of success with the Panthers, boasting a 95-75-24 (.552) ledger, four Big South tournament championships and four Big South regular season championships.
In the classroom, his student-athletes earned a team grade point average of above a 3.5 each of his nine seasons and most recently, all 30 players on the High Point roster posted a GPA above 3.0. The Panthers earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for seven of Beall’s nine seasons and held the highest GPA of any High Point team.
“First, I would like to thank John, David, and LaRee for this amazing opportunity. I am honored to lead the women’s soccer team at the University of Richmond,” Beall said. “Their commitment to excellence at everything they do is why I accepted this position. All the resources are here to build a successful women’s soccer program and I can’t wait to get started in building an elite culture.”
He led the Panthers to four NCAA Tournaments (2009, 2010, 2014, 2017), including this past fall when his team tied a program record for victories in a season with 13.
Under Beall’s tutelage, High Point has boasted an impressive 50-23-11 (.661) mark over the past four seasons.
He has coached 48 Big South All-Conference honorees, four Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year winners, one Big South Offensive Player of the Year and one Big South Defensive Player of the Year.
Prior to his time at High Point, Beall spent 10 seasons at Francis Marion, the last six of which he served as the head coach. While at FMU, Beall helped transition the Patriot program from the Division II level to Division I. In his head coaching career, Beall owned a 56-44-7 record at FMU.
Prior to becoming the Patriots’ head coach in 2003, Beall served four seasons at FMU as assistant coach to Murray Hatzler, who established the program in 1995. While an assistant, Beall helped lead Francis Marion to one of its two NCAA Division II national tournament appearances in 2000.
Beall spent two seasons (1997-98) as the women’s assistant coach at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Md., before joining the FMU program in 1999. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Beall has also coached at the youth league, high school and club levels. He served as the Director of Coaching for the Florence Soccer Association and was the head coach of the South Carolina girls ODP staff for seven years.
A two-year player at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Beall served as captain of the 1994 squad. He also played one season for the nationally-ranked Montgomery (Junior) College in Rockville, Md.
He holds a USSF “B” license and a Masters Diploma from the NSCAA, recognized as the organization’s top coaching course. He is also currently an NSCAA Associate staff coach, on the Region III ODP staff, and is Assistant Director of Coaching at the Piedmont Triad Football Club.
A native of Damascus, Md., Beall earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Francis Marion in 2003. He and his wife, Paige, welcomed their first child, Callie Rae, in 2012, and their second, Campbell, in 2015.