Former DePauw Assistant Nick Stirrett Named Head Coach at Mount Union
December 17, 2012
Nick Stirrett, former DePauw assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach, was recently named head coach at the University of Mount Union (Ohio).
"Nick's character, integrity and dedication to his coaching and student-athletes allowed him to stand out among a strong field of candidates," commented athletic director Larry Kehres. "We (Mount Union) are excited to have him join our family and move our men's soccer program forward."
Stirrett arrived at Mount Union after serving as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Northern Illinois University last season, specializing in the goalkeeper position. In his only season with the Huskies, he worked with all-conference and all-region goalkeeper Jordan Godsey who registered a 1.05 goals against average and posted nine shutouts on the season.
Before moving to Northern Illinois, Stirrett worked with the DePauw men’s and women’s soccer programs. His first stint began in 2008 when he helped Ted Jacobi claim conference defensive player of the year accolades.
Following the season, Sturrett decided to go overseas to Johannesburg, South Africa, and take over as the head coach of the African Leadership Academy.
After a one year hiatus from DePauw, Stirrett returned to Greencastle to help the Tigers finish the 2010 regular season ranked 11th in the nation. He once again helped the Tigers ‘keeper make huge strides in his game, this time with Nathan Sprenkel. Upon graduation, Sprenkel had accumulated a pair of conference defensive player of the year awards, two all-conference goalkeeper citations and a second-team all-America selection.
In Stirrett’s last season at DePauw (2011), the Tigers set a school record by going 16-3-1, winning the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and securing an NCAA Championship berth.
Stirrett’s coaching career began at Rose-Hulman in 2006, spending two seasons in Terre Haute (Ind.). In his time working with the Fightin’ Engineers he worked as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs, helping both squads earn NCAA regional rankings.
Stirrett, a 2006 graduate of Augustana College, earned his master’s degree from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2008.
A four-year member of the Augustana men’s soccer squad, Stirrett also holds United States Soccer Federation National “D” and “Y” coaching licenses.