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Boys Soccer - Boys Varsity

Nick Carr

Boys Soccer - Boys Varsity
Head Coach

Email: carrn@msd19.org


Head Coach of the Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Programs, Nick Carr is an MHS soccer alumni and graduated in 1998. In addition to playing for the Indians, he played club soccer, was a member of the Illinois Youth Soccer Olympic Development State Team, and played four years in college. He has been coaching H.S. soccer since 2003, beginning his coaching career at Carbondale High School before returning home in 2009. || Coaching Experience and Accomplishments || In 2003, Coach Carr begin his coaching career at Carbondale H.S. (CCHS), where he was an assistant coach for the boys’ team until 2008. During that time, the varsity program finished second in the IHSA State Finals (2003). The players and coaches of that 2003 team were elected into the CCHS Hall of Fame for that accomplishment in 2016. During those six seasons, the Terriers’ record was 105-29-10. The team won the South Seven Conference every year and was regional champions in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. He joined the CCHS girls’ soccer program in 2005 and was named the head coach for the next season until 2009. In the four seasons as a head coach for the CCHS girls, his players earned a record of 53-24-7 and won the Regional Tournament all four years. He was honored by the IHSA by receiving the “Sport a Winning Attitude” Award in 2008. Coach Carr took the opportunity to move back to Mascoutah in 2009 to continue his teaching and coaching career. He was the boys' assistant coach from 2009-2012. In 2013, he was named the head coach for the boys’ program. He took over a team that previously won only two games a season for four years and tripled the win total the very next year. A couple years later, he doubled the win total again, winning 12 games in 2015. That season was the first season the MHS Boys finished over .500 since 2007. In 2017, the team tied the school record for wins in a season (18) and broke the team scoring record. He also had two players break the team record for goals in a season (Sam Schilller and Malik Wilkes). Also in 2017, Coach Carr was nominated and voted by his coaching peers as the IHSSCA Section 12 “Soccer Person of the Year.” In 2011, he was named as the MHS girls’ assistant coach and the next year was named the head coach. Like the boys team, he helped rebuild the girls' program. Each year as the head coach, his team improved its winning percentage from the previous year, and in 2017, the team finished above .500 for the first time since 2009. Also during the 2017 season, he accomplished an IHSA coaching milestone by earning his 100th win as a girls’ head coach. || Playing Experience and Accomplishments || As a Mascoutah High School player (1994-1997), Carr was named First Team IHSSCA All-State in 1997. That year, he was also named the Belleville News Democrat Class-A Player of the Year. He holds school records in goals in a career (84) and points in a career (119) [1 point for a goal format]. He held a 20-year record for goals and points in a season until two players, who he coached, broke it in 2017. He was named to the First-Team All Mississippi Valley Conference Team all four years, and earned All-Sectional in 1995-1997 – in 1994, he was All-Sectional Honorable Mention. He earned team awards, such as the Joe Dressler Memorial Award (sportsmanship, leadership, and character), and was named team MPV and Most Valuable Offensive Player. He was also a team captain during his junior and senior seasons. In 1998, he earned a soccer scholarship to play at NCAA D-II nationally ranked Lewis University. At Lewis, he was a 4-year starter (medical red-shirt in during junior season) and was ranked as high as #7 in the all-time scoring history. Carr was named to the NCAA All-Midwest Region Team in 1998-1999, and 2001; and he was named to the Great Lakes Valley All Conference (GLVC) Team all four years. He was also named as the GLVC player of the week on three different occasions. In 2001, his team finished the season with a record of 20-1-1 and was ranked #1 in the NCAA D-II Coaches’ Poll for much of the season. The team also completed in the NCAA National Tournament Final Four in 2000 before losing in the semifinals. The Flyers won the GLVC all four years while he played. Carr earned a spot on the Illinois Youth Soccer Olympic Development State Team and while representing the Illinois State Team in a regional tournament in Ohio; he led the team in goals. His club team, The Force ’79 traveled around the nation, playing in (and winning many) tournaments and competed in leagues in St. Louis. Nick Carr currently is a Business Teacher at Mascoutah High School and he also manages two Career and Technical Education grants for his department. Outside of teaching and coaching, he enjoys spending time with his two kids, Colby and Mimi, and he is involved with the Mascoutah Athletic Commission (a community organization).