Andrade has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the Friars.
John Mark Andrade is in his fifth season coaching at Providence College. Andrade spent his first four seasons as an assistant coach and was promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach on Dec. 12, 2012. Andrade served last season under Head Coach Craig Stewart, after serving the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for Chaka Daley.
Andrade helped the Friars reach the NCAA Tournament in two of his previous four seasons with the Friars. Providence hosted a first round NCAA match in 2009 and 2010 and the Friars advanced to the second round each year.
Andrade, who served as the head coach at Dean College for one year, came to Providence with a wealth of soccer experience. In 2008, he guided the Bulldogs to a 10-5 record and the Region XXI Regular Season Championship. Andrade also served as a professor in the Sports Management program at Dean.
Andrade, who was the 1997 Gatorade & Umbro Rhode Island Player of the Year, has been the president of Bayside F.C. in East Providence since 2006 and has served as the head coach of the Rhode Island Olympic Developmental Program since 2005.
Andrade, a two-year All-State performer and a 1997 NSCAA All-American at East Providence High School, was a four-year starter at Syracuse University. He earned All-BIG EAST accolades in 2000 and 2001 and All-Northeast Region honors in those same years. In addition, he served as team captain in 2001 and was named team MVP in 2000-01. Andrade graduated from Syracuse with a degree in Consumer Studies in 2002 and then moved to Portugal where he played professionally in the first division for Maritimo F.C. and the third division for Fafe F.C.
Andrade currently resides in East Providence with his wife, Jenny and sons, Markos and Niko.