Mark Lowry Named Real Monarchs Next Head Coach

Jan 22, 2024, 9:33 AM


Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah (Courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

(Courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

HERRIMAN, Utah – The Real Monarchs have found a new leader by introducing Mark Lowry as the fifth head coach in club history. Lowry is replacing Jamison Olave after the former RSL player was elevated to Pablo Mastroeni’s Real Salt Lake Staff last week.

The Monarchs announced the hiring of Mark Lowry on Monday, January 22.

“We are elated to welcome Mark to our Club,” RSL Assistant General Manager Tony Beltran said.

“This very hectic offseason of change has allowed us the opportunity to identify top practitioners and people to potentially join us Club-wide, and Mark’s candidacy was no exception. We believe that Mark and his staff – who live at the fulcrum of both our first-team principles and our Academy initiatives – will enable our Club to establish new standards and further embody our collective ethos of winning together through development.”

The Monarchs will celebrate their 10th season in 2024.

About Mark Lowry

The 38-year-old Lowry last managed with Indy Eleven, finishing with a 26-31-15 record across 72 matches. He has 212 games under his belt, dating back to 2016 when he began coaching in the U.S. with Jacksonville Armada FC.

“As a coach, I’m a big believer in entertaining,” said Lowry. Long regarded as one of the brightest minds in American soccer, described as uniquely demanding, uniquely fun-to-watch and a pure auteur. “The fans play money to watch the game they love; they deserved to be entertained.”

“We will attack, we will entertain, we will win, we will develop young men not just as players but as people. We will contend for hardware from Day 1. We will put a winning product on the field – like the Academy has done in the past and very much like Pablo has done with the first team. Our culture will be one of commitment and togetherness, led by a team-first mentality that aligns with the values of our community. Herriman City has this team to call its own and we expect to give them a group to be proud of, one that will inspire the entire Club with our commitment to each other.”

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The Monarchs look to build on their success in 2024, empowered by the league’s youngest roster. Tickets for Real Monarchs can be purchased via gameday walk-up at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman.

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