Mark Snell

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Mark Snell
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-02-23) February 23, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Lockport, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1976-1979 Hartwick College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980-1981 Edmonton Drillers 0 (0)
1980-1981 Viersen (loan)
1981-1983 Buffalo Stallions (indoor) 2 (0)
1983-1985 Wichita Wings (indoor) 6 (0)
Teams managed
1998-2002 Hartwick College (assistant)
2003 Hartwick College (interim)
2014 Fort Worth Vaqueros
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Snell is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He most recently coached in the FC Dallas youth system.


Snell graduated from Lockport Senior High School where he was a 1975 High School All American soccer player. He attended Hartwick College where he played on the school's soccer team from 1976 to 1979. In 1977, Snell and his team mates won the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.

In 1980, he signed with the Edmonton Drillers of the North American Soccer League who sent him on loan to 1. FC Viersen 05. In 1981, he joined the Buffalo Stallions of the Major Indoor Soccer League before finishing his career with the Wichita Wings.


In 1996, Snell became the freshman team coach at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY. That year, he led the freshman team to an undefeated season and the league championship. In 1997, Snell became the head varsity coach at Canisius High School. Instead of selecting mostly juniors and seniors who had played varsity and j.v. the previous year, Snell selected primarily players who had played on his freshmen team. After selecting primarily sophomores to fill the varsity roster, the team started a dismal 1-9, and Snell was fired. The replacement coach put the sophomores on the bench, played the juniors and seniors who had been on the varsity and j.v. rosters the previous year, and the team won the rest of its games and the Monsignor Martin League Championship.

In 1998, Snell became an assistant with Hartwick College.[1] In January 2003, Jim Lennox unexpectedly resigned as head coach of the Hawks and Snell became the head coach. However, the school chose to hire Ian McIntyre before the 2003 season began and Snell left the school. After spending time with the FC Dallas youth teams, Snell became the first head coach of the Fort Worth Vaqueros FC of the National Premier Soccer League in 2014.[2]


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