Marc Frankland joined the Western Michigan men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant in July 2013. Frankland’s primary responsibilities include recruiting, scouting, travel arrangements and film. During training sessions, Frankland will work closely with the midfield.
In the first season at Western Michigan in 2013, the Broncos finished as the Mid-American Conference 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 recently completed a season as the tournament director for the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors, coaching the U18 and U15 boy’s teams. Both teams compete at a regional and national level, with the U15’s perennially being a top three team in the Midwest and strong contenders in the National League.
Frankland has also made coaching stops with the Birmingham Blazers, Clarkston Select SC and Bloomfield Force Girls teams. He has been a full time coach and tournament director for the GR Crew Juniors, as well as owner of the Michigan Tournament Solutions and director of the West Michigan Elite Academy since 2008. Frankland attended college at Liverpool John Moores University and competed for the Unit and Representative Corps team while serving in the British Army.
Frankland (36) was married this past July to the former Amanda Harnish, the couple resides in Rockford, Mich.