Women’s Soccer Adds McDevitt as Assistant Coach

Head Coach Chris Hamblin addresses the team against Quinnipiac (Gil Talbot).
Head Coach Chris Hamblin addresses the team against Quinnipiac (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Adding to one of the most successful programs in the Ivy League, Harvard women's soccer has welcomed Mark McDevitt as assistant coach, as announced by The Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer Chris Hamblin on Tuesday.

McDevitt joins the Crimson after five seasons at Boston College, including the last two as associate head coach. While with the Eagles, he helped the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2013 trip to the elite eight. McDevitt served as the recruiting coordinator for the program, helping to bring in three-consecutive top-25 classes from 2016-18.

"We are very fortunate to add Mark McDevitt to our coaching staff," said Hamblin. "Mark's coaching philosophy and demeanor make him an ideal fit for our student-athletes at Harvard. Mark's experiences and fresh ideas will be invaluable for our program. We are very excited to welcome Mark, his wife Liz, and sons Caelan and Ryan to the Harvard soccer family."

Prior to his time at Boston College, McDevitt spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Boston University, and in leadership roles with Global Premier Soccer (GPS) in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was also on the coaching staff of the Boston Renegades in the women's professional league for three seasons, including as the head coach in 2007.

A graduate of the University of Ulster, Magee in 2000, McDevitt helped lead his team to a national championship in college, and two in high school. He also represented Northern Ireland's national team at the youth levels, and was selected for the Ireland Universities National team his senior year at Ulster, Magee. McDevitt holds a USSF B-license.