Sul Ross State Lobos add Head Women's Coach: Marquis Muse
ALPINE, TX-A standout college soccer player who has experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels will lead Sul Ross State University's women's soccer team when they take the field for the first time this fall.
Marquis Muse, an assistant coach at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, is the new Sul Ross State head coach.
A native of Dallas, TX, Muse played football and soccer at Kimball High School in the Dallas area. He was the first played from KHS to earn a scholarship to play collegiate soccer.
He began his collegiate soccer career as a midfielder at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, before transferring to Midwestern State University where he played his final two seasons, completing his career in 2003. He earned All-Conference honors in both seasons at ORU, and again as a senior at Midwestern State.
After completing his collegiate career, Muse played professional soccer for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for five years. He also began his coaching career, coaching soccer at Burkburnett High School in the Wichita Falls, TX area and then coaching boys' soccer for seven years at Flower Mound HS.
"I'd like to thank the Athletic Director, Bobby Mesker, and the Vice President, Mr. (Butch) Worley, for giving me the opportunity to lead the women's program at Sul Ross," said Muse. "With the support that they have from the department, I believe they have the resources to become a competitive team in the American Southwest Conference. I know there will be challenges starting a program in a tough soccer conference, but, as a team, we will try to set standards as a program, and establish ourselves in the conference."
"Marquis has experience at multiple levels of soccer, making him well rounded in the sport," said Mesker. "His excitement for this opportunity makes us all anticipate the inaugural season of women's soccer here at Sul Ross."
Lobo soccer players will report for pre-season drills in August, and the season opener, an exhibition match against Western Texas College, is scheduled to played at home on Saturday afternoon, September 5th.
SRSU is scheduled to play 15 regular season matches, including six more at home against ASC opponents, with the last match of the season scheduled on the road at the end of October.