Returning for his eighth season at the helm of the Heidelberg University women’s soccer team, is Nick Spell. Spell marks just the sixth head coach in the storied history of the program that is highlighted by a league-leading five Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Championships and five tournament titles.
In 2009, Heidelberg recorded the most overall wins with seven and OAC wins with four since Spell became the head coach in 2006. The Berg also earned a spot in the OAC tournament which marked the first berth since 1999.
Since Spell took over the program in 2006, the team has seen marked improvements and has moved up in the win column every season. Five of his players have earned spots on the All-Ohio Athletic Conference list and eight received Academic All-OAC nods. Spell has also coached one All-Ohio Academic recipient. Kasey Hill picked up the Clyde Lamb award for the Berg in 2006.
Prior to Heidelberg, Spell served as the assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at OAC member Marietta College. Marietta’s women’s team set a school record for wins with 12 in 2003, only to tie it a year later and eclipse that win total in 2005 with 14 victories.
Spell attended Marietta and played four years of varsity soccer. He served as team captain and was the Pioneer’s Most Valuable Player in both 2002 and 2003. Spell completed his undergraduate studies in the spring of 2003 with a bachelor of arts in marketing. In the spring of 2005, he also received his masters of education from his alma mater.
Spell is both a Advanced National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "D" licensed coach, and in addition to his collegiate coaching experiences, is well versed in southeastern Ohio's club soccer. Spell is active with the River Valley Soccer Club (RVSC), coaching an under-15 boys as well as an under-11 and under-12 girl’s team out of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Spell currently resides in Tiffin, Ohio.
Personal: Coach Spell is a board member fo the Tiffin Soccer Club ... He also teaches Health and Wellness and Sports Biomechanics.