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Marc Frankland
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Liverpool John Moores University
Graduating Year: 2002
Phone: (248) 752-0844
Email: marc.frankland@wmich.edu

Marc Frankland is in his third season on the Broncos coaching staff after joining Western Michigan men’s soccer as an assistant coach in the summer of 2013. Frankland’s primary responsibilities include recruiting, scouting and session planning. During training sessions, Frankland works closely with Coach Wiseman on all aspects of team training.

Western Michigan is coming off one of its most successful seasons in 2015. The Broncos earned their first ever Top 25 national ranking, coming in as high as No. 18, and set a school record with 12 shutouts while posting 11 wins, boasting an 11-4-4 overall record. The Broncos produced four all-region players, six All-Mid-American Conference selections and an NCAA Statistical Champion, as goalkeeper Drew Shepherd was the NCAA leader in goals against average (.329). The Broncos defended their home turf, where the team lost just one game out of 10 matches and the team went 3-1-1 in conference play.

During 2014, Broncos finished with an 8-7-4 overall record, going 2-3-1 in the MAC. Western Michigan was ranked as high as No. 6 in the Great Lakes Region during the season. The Broncos defeated Akron for just the third time in school history, knocking off the No. 19-ranked Zips, 1-0, on the road in October. At the season’s end, three Broncos were named to the All-MAC First Team, two players collected MAC All-Tournament Team honors and junior Sean Conerty was the NCAA Statistical Champion for assists per game, averaging 0.67.

In the first season at Western Michigan in 2013, the Broncos finished as the MAC regular season and MAC Tournament runners-up. It was just the second regular season runner-up finish in school history and the program's fifth ever trip to postseason championship game. The Broncos finished with a 9-9-1 overall record, going 4-1-1 in MAC play, its best conference record in school history.

Frankland has multiple years of club coaching experience and currently coaches with Grand Rapids Crew SC. His teams have competed at a regional and national level, making several state and regional finals as we as being strong contenders in the USYSA National League.

Over a 15 year coaching career, Frankland has made coaching stops with the Birmingham Blazers, Clarkston Select SC and Force FC. He is also the owner of the Michigan Tournament Solutions and Director of the West Michigan Elite Academy. Frankland attended college at Liverpool John Moores University in England and played for the Unit and Representative Corps team’s while serving in the British Army.

Frankland is married to Amanda Frankland, the couple resides in Rockford, Michigan along with their daughter Sienna.

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