Dr. Paul Nesselroade begins his 10th year as the Asbury University women's soccer coach in 2012, and is the longest tenured coach at Asbury. He has a career record of 101-103-9 overall, 98-91-8 while at Asbury University. Nesselroade took over the program in only its third year of existence in 2003 and has steadily built it into a KIAC power. The 2011 team marked the sixth straight team to win the KIAC Regular Season Title with a perfect 4-0 mark. The Eagles have lost only one match in conference play since the streak began back in 2006 including four undefeated campaigns, compiling a 23-1 record in that time. They have also won five of the last six KIAC Tournament Titles, only losing in the 2010 championship match to Cincinnati Christian.
The 2011 won the NCCAA Mid-East Region Title, defeating Campbellsville in the semis on penalties before taking down Covenant in the finals to claim their fourth region title under Nesselroade. The team advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament and for the first time in five appearances won their first match, defeating Grace (Ind.) College on penalties 5-4 after finishing regulation and both overtime periods tied at 1-1. The Eagles went on to finish 4th in the tournament, their best finish, after back-to-back 1-0 losses.
Nesselroade has been named the KIAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year four times, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011. The 2009 team made the school's first appearance in the NAIA Tournament, losing in the Opening Round to #7 seed Martin Methodist 4-1.
Nesselroade also led the 2008 team to the NCCAA Mid-East Region Title and their first ever win at the NCCAA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida. The Eagles have made five appearances in the tournament since 2004.
A full-time faculty member, Nesselroade is a tenured professor in the department of Behavioral Sciences. He is a 1989 graduate of Asbury College, receiving a bachelor of science in chemistry education. In 1993 he received a master of arts in experimental psychology from the University of Louisville, and he received his Ph.D. from Louisville in the same field in 1998.
Nesselroade played soccer at Asbury from 1985-1988 and was a captain of the 1987 and 1988 teams. While on faculty at Simpson College in Redding, California, Nesselroade served two seasons as the men's assistant coach, and one season (2001-2002) as the men's head coach. His appointment at Asbury University marks his second as a head college coach.
Nesselroade also holds a National Coaching License from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Nesselroade and his wife, Cheryl, have three children and reside in Wilmore.
NESSELROADE'S CAREER NUMBERS
Year by Year at Asbury University
||KIAC Tournament Semi-finals
||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Region XII Tournament; NCCAA Nationals
||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Region XII Tournament
||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NCCAA Nationals
||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NAIA Opening Round
||KIAC Season Champs; KIAC Finals
||KIAC Season & Tournament Champs; NCCAA Nationls 4th Place
Year by Year at Simpson University (Men's Team)