Coaches Council

Jess Nash

Director of Coaching
RUSH Wisconsin Soccer Club

Jess Nash is the Director of Coaching – Youth Academy and Director of Program Outreach with Rush Wisconsin Soccer Club. She also currently serves as a Head Coach for the Wisconsin Olympic Development Program, and Assistant coach for Rush Select.

Prior to joining Rush Wisconsin in 2016, Nash served 5 years as an Age Group Coordinator with Bettendorf Soccer Association, while working at St. Ambrose University in the First and Second Year Experience Department, and also fulfilling duties as a Referee Assignor for the Quad Cities area.

Nash began her coaching career in 2009 with starting the Iowa Lakes Community College Women’s soccer program as an Graduate Assistant while earning a Masters in Higher Education Leadership from Iowa State University. During her stint at ILCC, she also coached U12 and U16 girls with Northwest Iowa Soccer Club, and was the Head Varsity Girls Coach for Spirit Lake High School.

Nash was a four-year starter for the Buena Vista University women’s soccer team in Storm Lake, IA, and served as captain her junior and senior year. There she earned her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts with a Certificate in Coaching.

Nash holds her USSF ‘B’ Coaching License, USSF Grassroots Instructor License, and resides in Madison, WI.