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Coaching Jan 24, 2019

Karley Nelson named New Mexico soccer associate head coach

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Via University of New Mexico) – The University of New Mexico head women’s soccer coach Heather Dyche has announced the promotion of Karley Nelson to associate head coach of the program.

“Karley has more than earned the title of associate head coach. She has been a part of this program since I was named head coach and since then has had a hand in every aspect of what we do,” said head coach Dyche. “She is an outstanding coach, recruiter, scout, and most importantly an incredible role model for our student-athletes on how to live your life with kindness and hard work.”

Nelson recently completed her fourth year as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Lobos and helped guide the team to a share of the Mountain West Regular Season Championship this past campaign after posting a 7-2-2 mark in league play. The Lobos would also go on to play in the MW Tournament Championship for the second-straight year.

In her four seasons at UNM, all with Coach Dyche, the Lobos have gone 44-29-9 overall.

A native of Orem, Utah, Nelson also has collegiate coaching experience at Utah Valley University in Orem, and at Iowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, Iowa). While at Iowa Western, Nelson helped guide the team to a pair of Top-5 national rankings and an overall record of 33-6-1 in two full seasons.

Additionally, Nelson has served as a coach at the UK International Soccer Camp in Palo Alto, Calif. and began her career as an assistant coach at Cortez High School in Phoenix.

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