Joanne Norell | January 22, 2017
University of Notre Dame women’s soccer head coach Theresa Romagnolo announced the addition of former Liberty and Western Michigan women’s soccer head coach and Irish men’s soccer alumnus Nate Norman as assistant coach Friday, rounding out her coaching staff as the focus shifts toward the 2017 season.
"I am thrilled to welcome Nate back home to Notre Dame,” Romagnolo said of the 2007 Notre Dame graduate. “Nate was an outstanding player and student during his time at Notre Dame and knows what makes this University so special. As a head coach, Nate has seen tremendous success at both Western Michigan and Liberty. His love for Notre Dame, coupled with his coaching and recruiting experience, will allow him to have an immediate impact in our program.
“Nate knows the demands and opportunities that come with being a student-athlete at Notre Dame and will be able to relate to our players and help them reach their potential.”
“I am very humbled and excited to begin working with Theresa, (assistant coach Dawn Siergiej) and the whole women’s soccer staff and team,” Norman said. “They have had tremendous success and I can’t wait to help and contribute to that success. Notre Dame is a very special place that gives each student-athlete a fantastic experience in every facet of life and I am looking forward to being part of the university.”
Norman joins the Irish after one season at the helm of the Liberty program, where he led the Flames to a 14-8 record and a Big South Tournament Championship in 2016. He saw five student-athletes named to the All-Big South first and second teams, four selected for the conference all-tournament team and two picked for the NSCAA all-region squad.