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Saint Mary’s names Nuber as new soccer head coach

| Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Saint Mary’s introduced Ken Nuber as the new head coach of the College’s soccer program Tuesday in a press release.

Nuber — a native of Cincinnati and a 1993 graduate of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana — brings 18 years of head-coaching experience at the NAIA level to the Belles program in addition to five seasons as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach for Notre Dame’s women’s soccer program.

A year after he graduated, Nuber took charge of his alma mater’s men’s soccer program and soon took up the head job in the women’s program as well. After a couple of years coaching both teams, Nuber shifted to solely Saint Francis’ women’s team, guiding the Cougars to 12 consecutive winning seasons. He was named the Mid-Central Conference coach of the year twice at Saint Francis, and his squad won 10 consecutive National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Awards.

In his five seasons at Notre Dame from 2008 to 2012, the Irish went 94-21-8 and recorded three College Cup appearances, including a national championship win in 2010.

Nuber is currently the director of coaching for the Junior Irish Soccer Club in Granger and coaches the club’s under-15 and under-16 girls teams. He will continue in his role as the director of coaching at the club while assuming the reigns at Saint Mary’s.

Nuber holds a United States Soccer Federation National “B” License and the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

While at Saint Francis as a player, Nuber set the school record for goals in a game and scored 43 goals while tallying 17 assists in his career.

Nuber replaces Michael Joyce as the Belles’ head coach and inherits a team that finished 6-11-3 overall and 4-9-3 in MIAA play this fall.

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