Elite Girls Academy Technical Director
Marcus graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a major in Business Marketing. He was a member of the Missouri Baptist Men's Soccer Team that was ranked among the elite NAIA teams during his time at Missouri Baptist University.
After completion of his college soccer career he was added to the Men's soccer staff at Missouri Baptist University where he served for one season. In the Fall 2004 Marcus became the Director of Coaching for the KC Bayern Munich Soccer Club.
In the Spring of 2005 Marcus was named the Head Coach for the Arch Bishop O'Hara High School women's soccer team who he eventually led to 3 straight AMC Conference Titles, 1 District Title and a combined record of 56-16-1.
In the Fall of 2007 Marcus became the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Toro Soccer Club. Duties include overseeing all aspects of player development, youth academy's, training curriculum, coaching education, tournament and showcase events, and marketing.
In 2008 he lead his U15G Toro Bravo team to a Nebraska State Cup Championship, to a USYS Region II Championship, and to a 3rd place finish at the USYS National Tournament. His U15G Bravo team also became the first girls team to ever win a USYS Region II Championship in Nebraska State Soccer history.
In 2008 Marcus was named NSCAA/Adidas Youth Girls Mid West Regional Coach of the Year, he was a finalist for the 2008 NSCAA/Adidas National Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Award and was also a 2008 Nebraska State Soccer Girls Coach of the Year Nominee.
In 2010 Marcus led his U17 Toro Bravo team to a USYS National League finish. Bravo are the first team in Nebraska history to be accepted into the USYS National League. 2010 also brought Marcus is second Nebraska State Soccer Girls Coach of the Year Nomination.
In 2011 Marcus led his U18 Toro Bravo girls team to a U18 Nebraska State Cup Championship and an undefeated USYS National League Red Division Title.
In December of 2011 Marcus parted ways from Toro Soccer Club and started an all girls competitive club called the Elite Girls Academy.
In his five years as the Director of Coaching for Toro, his teams captured six Nebraska State Championships, one USYS Region II Championship, a 3rd place finish at the 2008 USYS National Championships and a USYS National League Red Division Championship.
In 2013 Marcus led four Elite Girls Academy teams to Nebraska State Cup Championships (U13, U16, U18, and U19). At the 2013 Region II Championships Marcus led the Elite Girls Academy U13 Maroon team to a U13G Region II Semi-Final appearance along with leading his Elite Girls Academy U19 Maroon Bravo team to their second Region II Championship. In December Marcus was named the NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year.
In 2014 Marcus led two Elite Girls Academy teams to Nebraska State Cup Championships (U14 and U19). The U14 and U19 State title was Marcus's 11th and 12th State Championship since his arrival to Omaha in 2008.
In 2015 Marcus led his 98 team to the U16G Nebraska State Cup Championship.
In 2016 Marcus led his 98, 99 and U19 Maroon teams to State Championships. The three titles in 2016 marked his 16th State Championship in nine years. Along with the three state titles, he furthermore led his 98 Maroon team to a U17G Region II Championship, which would be his third Region II Championship.
In 2017 Marcus led his 98, 99 and 01 Maroon teams to State Championships. The three state titles brought his State Championship total to 19 titles in just ten years. Along with the three state titles, he furthermore led his 98 Maroon team to a U19G Region II Championship, which would be his fourth Region II Championship.
In December of 2017 Marcus was named the United Soccer Coaches Central Region Coach of the Year. His third Central Region Coach of the Year award.
In June of 2018 Marcus led his 99 ECNL team to a U19G NE State Cup Championship earning him his 20th Nebraska state title since 2008. This team went on to lose narrowly in the Region II Championship game to NSA.
In 2017 Marcus became the President and Head Coach of Nebraska's first WPSL team, Elite Girls Academy WPSL. In 2019 in their first year competing in the WPSL Heartland Conference, Marcus and his staff led the team to a conference championship and a 8-1-1 overall record. The WPSL franchise was also awarded the Heartland Conference Franchise Of The Year Award.
In 2019 Marcus led his U18/19 ECNL team to a U19G Nebraska State Championship, his 21st Nebraska State Cup Title in just over ten years.
Since 2008 Marcus has help lead the development of hundreds of college players, three NWSL draft picks, six Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year winners and six US Youth National Team players.
Marcus is husband to April Kelcher and Father to Elijah (8) Noah (5) Kennedy (9 months). Marcus and his family currently live in Elkhorn, NE.
2008 Adidas/NSCAA Regional Female Competitive Coach of the Year
2013 Adidas/NSCAA Central Region Female Competitive Coach of the Year
2016 Nebraska Girls Competitive Coach Of The Year
2017 Adidas/United Soccer Coaches Central Region Female Competitive Coach of the Year
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced Regional
USSF "D" License
USSF "E" License
USSF "F" License
USSF Grassroots 11v11 License
USSF Grassroots 9v9 License
USSF Grassroots 7v7 License
USSF Grassroots 4v4 License