Hardin-Simmons head coach Marcus Wood is in his 14th season at the helm of the Hardin-Simmons program.
His overall numbers are remarkable. Wood has a career record of 236-27-21 and his teams have won 10 straight American Southwest Conference titles and 11 overall. The Cowgirls have a streak of 157 straight games without a loss in ASC play.
In 2012, the Cowgirls went 18-1-2 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA run HSU beat Chapman and won on penalty kicks against arch-rival Trinity.
In 2011, the Cowgirls went 20-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, he led the Cowgirls to their first NCAA Championship with a 2-1 win over Messiah in San Antonio. It was the first national team title for Hardin-Simmons since joining Division III in 1997. He was named the American Southwest Conference coach of the year and was named the national coach of the year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
He is ranked third all-time in collegiate women’s soccer history with an .868 winning percentage. He trails only Scott Frey of Messiah and Anson Dorrance of North Carolina. He is the second winningest active coach on the Division III level, behind Frey.