Mark Waterman was hired as assistant coach of the Tufts University men's soccer team in July 2020. He returns to the Jumbos after spending the previous three seasons at Holy Cross. Waterman had been an assistant at Tufts in 2015 and 2016, including helping the Jumbos win their second NCAA championship in 2016.
“We are extremely excited to add Mark Waterman to the staff as our new full-time assistant coach," Tufts head coach Kyle Dezotell said. "Mark began his coaching career at Tufts with Coach Shapiro back in 2015 and 2016 and helped the program win their second national championship. He has since had three years at the Division I level in the Patriot League with Holy Cross where he has continued to improve and become a better coach. Mark is an excellent recruiter, has a great eye for talent, and will help us massively on that end. We are very fortunate to land Mark. He will be an incredible supporter and asset to our student-athletes here at Tufts.”
At Holy Cross, Waterman helped the Crusaders advance to the Patriot League Championship Game in 2017. At Tufts, he was a part of the 2015 staff that guided the team to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. When the team won the Div. III National Championship in 2016, Waterman was a part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Coaching Staff of the Year. While at Tufts, Waterman managed coaching video sessions for the team as well as individual and smaller group sessions. He was also responsible for the scouting of opponents, coordinating recruiting visits and evaluating talent nationally.
Waterman played four years at Denison University as a midfielder. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at Denison in 2015 and a Master's in sports leadership from Northeastern University in 2017. At Denison, he played in 67 games and tallied 57 points on 25 assists and 16 goals. Waterman served as a captain his senior year and was a three-time All-Conference player. His 25 assists rank second all-time at Dension.