Derek Marie returned to his alma mater, Carroll University, in 2013 as an assistant men’s soccer coach. He was a standout performer for the Pioneers, earning all-Midwest Conference honors in each of his four seasons at Carroll, making him one of just three players in team history to achieve the feat – Joe Sikora and Andy Ksobiech are the others. Marie also garnered state and regional recognition during his career, with first-team all-Wisconsin and second-team All-Central Region accolades following his junior campaign. He played a vital role in Carroll’s first-ever Midwest Conference title in 2007 and the team’s first Midwest Conference Championship in 2008. The 2008 team also won the programs first-ever NCAA Tournament game.
“I am thrilled to add Derek to the Pioneers men’s soccer staff. Not only does he have a tremendous playing background but he has also developed into an accomplished young coach,” said Carroll head coach Rick Mobley. “His experiences and knowledge will play big dividends in the development of our young student-athletes.”
Marie was a student-assistant coach for the Pioneers in 2009, then went on to serve as assistant coach for the UW-Stevens Point women’s soccer team the following year. The UW-SP squad advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.
Marie is actively involved with the Croatian Eagles Soccer Club and will be the head coach of the club’s U-18 Midwest Regional team in the spring of 2014.
As a prep at Stevens Point Area High School, Marie earned first-team all-conference and was an all-State selection while finishing his senior campaign as his league’s leading scorer.
Marie graduated from Carroll with a degree in Business Marketing. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, California.
Casey Roche III
Acasio “Casey” Roche begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Carroll University women’s soccer program in 2015. Prior to coming to Carroll, he served as head girls’ soccer coach at Franklin (Wis.) High School where he continues into his third year as head coach. Acasio has spent the last 14 years coaching various teams for the Croatian Eagles Soccer club.
Outside of coaching, Acasio is a professional firefighter for the City of Milwaukee. He has been a member of the Fire department for the past 15 years. Acasio and his wife (Marit) reside in Milwaukee along with their 3 children, Megan (U.W. - Lacrosse), Acasio IV and, Bailey.
Coach Roche has coached in Wisconsin leagues as well as in the Midwest Regional League. Currently he serves as the Croatian Eagles Academy Director where he oversees the development of players and teams ages 4 to 10. He has taken 2 teams to Wisconsin State Championships finals and has advanced to the semifinals with various teams several times. Currently he holds a U.S.Y.S.A. National D License as well as several N.S.C.A.A. certifications.