Mark Broyles, ’06
“My decision to come to UC was somewhat unexpected and unplanned. I was on a soccer scholarship during my freshman and sophomore years at Concord College, however, the Men’s Soccer program was one of the few athletic programs that was abandoned abruptly due to Title XI. I would have been able to keep my scholarship, but I had a deep desire to continue my collegiate soccer career with two years of eligibility left. After speaking with the UC coaches and some of the players, I felt there was a good chance that we could achieve something special together and that dream came true when we won the WVIAC Conference Championship together in 2004. It is for me, the most special memory I have from UC.”
Mark graduated from South Charleston High School in 2001 and graduated from the University of Charleston in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During his time at UC, Mark was a member of the 2004 WVIAC Conference Tournament Championship Team & 2nd Team All-Conference.
Post college, Mark served in the UC Men’s Soccer program as a graduate assistant in 2006 under Coach Marty Martinez & again in 2009 under former college teammate, Coach Chad Duernberger, where the team finished ranked #7 in the nation & advanced to the Elite 8 of the National Tournament.
In between assistant coaching stints at UC, Mark earned a Graduate Gemologist® degree from the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.) world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. This is the jewelry industry’s most prestigious credential.
After graduating from G.I.A., Mark joined De Beers Diamond Jewelers for 2 years in the nation’s capital before returning to Calvin Broyles Jewelers in South Charleston to work as a 4th generation in his family’s jewelry store and is now a managing partner.
Mark has served on the board at the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the board of the Leading Jewelers Guild of America.
Mark currently resides in South Charleston, West Virginia, with his wife Jennifer (University of Charleston Alumnus ‘09, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.) and their sons, Carter, Cruz & Cameron.