Alma Mater: Catawba '05
Office Phone: (704) 637-4324
Nick Brown took the reigns of the Catawba College Women's Soccer Program in the spring of 2015. A former player for the Catawba men’s team, Brown had served an assistant with the women’s program since 2010. Prior to becoming Catawba's head coach he was at the helm at Lake Norman High School.
After Brown graduated from Catawba in 2005, he served as an assistant with the men’s program while earning a master’s degree from High Point. In 2010, he became an assistant with the women’s program. As a player at Catawba, Brown was a two-year captain and helped the Indians to a pair of conference tournament titles. In 2004, he earned all-tournament honors. Brown also helped Catawba to a spot in the NCAA Tournament. He was a standout at St. Michael’s College High School and is a native of Ajax, Ontario, Canada.
While an assistant at Catawba, Brown also coached at the high school level at Lake Norman and West Rowan High School. He is also on staff with the Lake Norman Soccer Club, currently coaching the ’99 Eclipse United and the ’00 Eclipse United squads. Brown was named the 2014 North Piedmont Conference and Region 7 Coach of the Year while at Lake Norman as he led the Wildcats to a league title. Prior to his move to Lake Norman, Brown helped West Rowan to three consecutive conference championships.
Brown was named the North Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year from 2010-13 while at West Rowan and earned Region 7 Coach of the Year honors in 2010, 2012 and 2013. He was the North Carolina 3A State Coach of the Year in 2013.
Brown earned a degree in mathematics from Catawba in 2005. He received his master’s degree from High Point in sports studies in 2009.
Brown resides in Statesville with his wife, Julia. They have a son, Cade.
Asst. Coach/Developmental Team Head Coach
Alma Mater: Lenoir-Rhyne '12
Office Phone: (704) 637-4324
Garrett Linquist joined the Catawba College women’s soccer coaching staff in January of 2017. He will serve as an assistant coach for the varsity team and as head coach of the development team. Linquist comes to Catawba after serving as the Director of Coaching - At Large with the Lake Norman Soccer Club.
Prior to his position with LNSC, Linquist was an assistant coach with the women’s program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Over his two years, he served as recruiting coordinator and coached the defense and goalkeepers. He began his coaching career in 2012 as a defense and goalkeeper coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
At UAB, Linquist helped keeper Angie Jimenez set a school record with 5.15 saves per match in 2015. At UAH, the team matched the school record for shutouts in 2012 en route to its first-ever Gulf South Conference Tournament win. His U-23 Iceland National Team goalkeeper, Iris Dunnarsdottier set a school mark for saves in a season.
Linquist is a 2012 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in accounting. He holds a USSF “D” License and NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeper Certificate. The Hickory, N.C., native has worked with the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association and the Lincoln Futbol Club in Tennessee.
Alma Mater: Catawba '93
David Marcincavage has joined the Catawba Women’s Soccer Program as goalkeeper coach in 2015. He comes to his alma mater from Forbush High School where he had served in the same capacity for the Falcons since 2013.
Marcincavage is a former standout goalie for Catawba. As a senior in 1992, he earned all-conference and all-region honors, posing a school-record 0.55 goals against average.
For his career, Marcincavage set the goals against average record of 0.63 and the standard with 25 shutouts. His 10 shutouts in 1991 also still stands as a school record. Marcincavage played for three conference championships teams and was the starting keeper for both of the Catawba teams that advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.
Marcincavage began his coaching career at Salisbury High School with the Hornets men’s team after graduation. He also served as a coach with the Yadkin Soccer Association.
A 1993 Catawba graduate, Marcincavage earned a degree in American politics and international relations. He lives in East Bend, N.C., with his wife, Rebecca, a 1991 Catawba graduate. They have two daughters, Lauren and Emily.
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