Covenant College

Covenant College Athletics
14049 Scenic Highway Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Division 3 Georgia Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Mark Duble

Mark Duble will enter his 26th season as the Lady Scots’ head soccer coach in 2019. He is the longest-tenured coach and athletic administrator at Covenant. Duble also serves as an associate director of athletics.

He began coaching the Lady Scots club team in 1993 before the program became varsity in 1994. He "grew up" at Covenant, as his father was a Vice President for Advancement at Covenant College in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and he played for, and captained, the Scots soccer team as a player.

In 25 seasons with the Lady Scots his squads have compiled a 268-167-32 overall record. The 2006 team won the NAIA Region XII tournament to advance to the NAIA national tournament for the first time in program history. Duble has earned a conference Coach of the Year award six times, and a regional Coach of the Year award in 2004 and 2005. In his 25 seasons, Duble's teams have finished at or above .500 22 times.

All told, during Duble’s tenure as head coach, the program has produced 33 All-Americans, two national tournament appearances (one in the NAIA and one in the NCCAA), and 12 total conference championships spanning both the NAIA and NCAA. Excellence on the field also translated into sportsmanship as the program has received an NSCAA Team Ethics award 12 times since 2001.

In addition to the tremendous on-field success, 54 players have earned national scholar-athlete awards from either the NAIA or the NCCAA. Duble's teams are regularly recipients of the NSCAA Team Academic Award for their excellence as a group in the classroom. Additionally, over the last six years Duble's teams have collected 104 USA South All-Academic honors, including a program-record 20 in the 2015-16 academic year.

2017 was a special year for Duble and the program. Duble collected his 250th career coaching win with the Lady Scots' 4-0 victory over Oglethorpe on Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 16). The team ended the year 11-7-1 overall with a 5-2 mark in the USA South and an appearance in the semifinals of the USA South Tournament. It was the seventh time in the last eight seasons that Covenant finished the year with a winning record.

The 2016 edition of Duble's team had its best conference finish since joining the USA South as the Lady Scots placed second in the West Division in the regular season with an 11-3 record. The 11 victories set the program mark for most conference wins in a single season.

In 2013, the program's first year as full members of the USA South Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, Duble's squad battled through injuries to compile a 10-9-2 overall and a 7-3-2 mark in conference play. The Lady Scots advanced to the semifinals of the USA South Tournament before falling to eventual champion Piedmont.

In 2012, the Lady Scots posted a 15-5-1 record and 9-1 in GSAC play which earned them a share of the conference regular season title, a first at the NCAA Division III level. The 15 wins was tied for the second most in school history. Covenant placed seven players on the All-Conference team and had two NCCAA All-Americans (Kathryn Allison and Katelyn Newsome).

Active in professional coaching organizations, he has served eight years as the conference soccer chair, five as regional chair, and two years as the NAIA Women’s Soccer National President. He and his wife Lynn, also a Covenant alum and former athlete herself, have been married for 33 years, and have five children: Allen, Chelsey, Charles, Faith, and John Mark.

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Rachel Lemay

Rachel Lemay will enter her first season as the assistant coach for head coach Mark Duble in 2019.

Lemay was a four-year standout at goalkeeper for Covenant and concluded her playing career in the fall of 2018.

"Having the opportunity to coach at Covenant College is a dream," Lemay said. "I am excited to bring a knowledge of the game that I have developed from 18 years of playing competitive soccer. I have been greatly impacted by the coaches here at Covenant, and it is an honor to coach on a staff which has served me so faithfully for the last four years."

Lemay wrapped up her career in the fall of 2018 as the top goalkeeper in the USA South. Lemay was named the USA South Goalkeeper of the Year, while also earning All-USA South first team and United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region first team honors. She tallied eight shutouts on the year and led the USA South in minutes played. Her 127 saves for the season were the most of any Covenant keeper since 2004.

"I am very excited to have Rachel transition into the women's soccer program as my full time assistant coach," Duble said. "She has an outstanding grasp of what it takes to consistently pursue excellence on and off the pitch here at Covenant. Her passion for the sport of soccer and this program, her love for the college as an institution, and her love for her savior all made the decision to bring her on a very easy one for me."

In her career on the field, Lemay was a three-time All-USA South first team honoree and a three-time All-USA South West Division first team selection. She earned all-region honors from the United Soccer Coaches in 2017 and earned USA South All-Academic twice. In her career, Lemay totaled 303 saves with 26 total shutouts, both the most for any Covenant keeper since 2004.

"I would like to thank Dr. Tim Sceggel, Coach Duble, and the senior staff for allowing me to serve in this position in a program which has a rich tradition of success," added Lemay. "It is a pleasure to be able to give back to a program I have a deep love for and a passion to help grow."

"I believe this position will give Rachel a great platform in which to share and promote the competitive spirit and drive that made her such a great student athlete here at Covenant College," noted Duble.

Lemay graduated from Covenant in May of 2019 with a degree in sport administration.

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