ROSEMONT – The Rosemont College Athletic Department has named Will Nord the new head coach of the men’s soccer team. Nord will be the first men’s soccer coach in the history of the school as it heads to co-education for the 2009-2010 season. I’m very excited for the opportunity,” said head coach Will Nord. “To start a new program and be a part of the history of Rosemont is very exciting.”Nord will get right to work recruiting for the inaugural season in the fall of 2009. The program will join men’s tennis and basketball as the first male sports in the school’s history.
“The main thing is to get out there,” Nord said. “I’m going to be out in the community, at games and showcases. I want to let everyone know about this new program.”
Nord comes to Rosemont after serving as the head coach of the FC Delco under 17 boys team. The club is ranked sixth in the nation for Youth Soccer Clubs. In 2007, Nord’s team finished third in the country.
In addition, Nord serves as the assistant coach for the varsity soccer team at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, Pa. The school was founded in 2006 and Nord was an aid in building the program. The team made the district playoffs in its first three years.
Nord began his coaching career in 2000 as the head coach for the under 9 “A” boys travel team, of which he still coaches. In 2003, he accepted the men’s soccer varsity head coach position at Cardinal O’Hara. In his three years there, he coached the team to three consecutive Catholic League Playoffs and has had 18 All-League selections including All-State and League MVP players.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to coach at all different levels,” said Nord. “I think those experiences will help me at the college levels. In terms of the development of the players, the relationship with the players, they’re all going to help me at this next level.
Nord graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1999 with a degree in History. He currently works as a head teacher for the Gladwyne Montessori School. He resides in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.