Dec. 12, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Men's soccer Head Coach Craig Stewart announced that John Mark Andrade has been promoted to associate head coach of the Friars.
"Coach Andrade is an integral part of the men's soccer program that is greatly appreciated by myself, the Athletic Department and the Providence College community as a whole," Stewart said. "He's a great coach and mentor who has shown tremendous loyalty and commitment to the program over the years."
Andrade served three seasons as an assistant coach under former head coach Chaka Daley before serving as Stewart's top assistant since his arrival. In those four seasons, Providence posted 38 wins, made three BIG EAST Tournament appearances, including a run to the title game in 2010. Andrade and the Friars also and made back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2010 and 2011, where they 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.
As a player, Andrade 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.