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Coaching Jul 11, 2023

Former University of Richmond head coach Marty Beall joins VCU staff

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU women’s soccer head coach Lindsey Martin announced the hiring of Marty Beall as an assistant coach, bringing over two decades of experience to the Ram staff.

“I am thrilled to have Marty join us on staff,” said Martin. “We have known each other for 20 years, so I know the caliber of person and coach that he is and I think we are getting a steal here. He has decades of collegiate experience that will benefit our program tremendously on and off the field.”

Beall joins the VCU women’s soccer staff after spending the previous five seasons as the women’s soccer head coach at Richmond. Hired in 2017, he was the second women’s soccer head coach in Richmond history and he compiled a record of 20-50-9.

“I’m absolutely thrilled about becoming a part of the VCU staff,” exclaimed Beall. “Under Lindsey’s leadership, VCU has emerged as one of the top teams in the Atlantic 10 conference. I feel incredibly fortunate to have this chance to contribute to the growth and success of this remarkable program!”

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In the fall of 2021, Beall coached the Spiders to their first Atlantic 10 Tournament appearance in seven years and Richmond finished the season with the program’s most conference wins since 2011. Beall helped the Spiders to a turnaround season in 2019 with a 7-9-2 record, which was a five-win improvement from the previous season.

Beall coached Redshirt junior Alyssa Walker a Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference selection and he helped the Spider offense score 25 goals in the 2019 season more than doubling their output (14 more goals) from 2018.

In 2019 The Spiders finished with a 4-6 A-10 record, their best mark since 2016 and picked up three shutouts and junior TJ Anderson was rewarded with a 2019 All-Academic team selection, becoming the first Spider to be honored in six seasons.

Beall spent nine seasons as the head coach at High Point. During his tenure at HPU, he led the Panthers to 95 wins and he holds the HPU all-time program records for overall wins and conference wins and is a two-time Big South Coach of the Year selection.

While at High Point, he led the Panthers to four regular season championships – including back and saw forty-four players earn All-Big South honors including 22 first-team selections.

Beall came to HPU after coaching for 10 seasons at Francis Marion, including six seasons as the head coach. While at FMU, Beall helped transition the Patriot program from the Division II level to Division I.

Under his tutelage four players at Francis Marion developed into National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region performers including a pair of first-team selections. Beall’s pupils also garnered NSCAA/adidas All-America and Division I All-Independent team accolades. Prior to becoming the Patriots’ head coach in 2003, Beall served four seasons at FMU as an assistant coach

Before joining the Francis Marion program, Beall spent two seasons (1997-98) as the women’s assistant coach at the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Md. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Beall has also coached at the youth league, high school and club level, serving as the Director of Coaching for the Florence Soccer Association and the Assistant Director of Coaching for Piedmont Triad FC. He was also the head coach of the South Carolina and North Carolina girls ODP staff for 14 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.

A native of Damascus, Md., Beall earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Francis Marion in 2003.