Virginia Military Institute appoints Nick Regan as men’s soccer head coach
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI athletic department announced that Nick Regan has been named the head coach of the Keydets men’s soccer program.
Regan, an assistant coach for the Keydets the last two seasons, returns to the VMI sidelines after a brief hiatus, serving as the Director of the House Mountain Soccer Academy since January.
“Nick has a strong passion for VMI and the sport of soccer,” said VMI Deputy Athletic Director Lenny Brown. “He has embraced what it means to be a cadet athlete at the Institute and demonstrated a commitment to the greater community. We look forward to the success that the men’s soccer program will achieve under Nick’s leadership.”
As an assistant, Regan recruited team-leading forward freshmen Grant Martin and Cole Mooney.
“It is a great feeling to be back at VMI, and I am incredibly proud to be named head coach,” said Regan. “I would like to thank Jim Miller, Lenny Brown, and Haley Shotwell, as they have been exceptional throughout this process.
“This is a new chapter in the VMI men’s soccer story. Win, lose, or draw, under my leadership we will endeavor to embody everything that this great Institute stands for, and wear the VMI crest with pride every time we step on the field.”
Prior to VMI, Regan was a tech executive for a company based in the Middle East for seven years, whilst in the region, he played for Israeli first division team Iron’i Modi’in.
Before his time in Israel, Regan played for Warner University in Lakes Wales, FL, following two-years playing at North Iowa Area Community College. Throughout his time in North Iowa, Regan helped the program achieve its first ever top 10 national ranking, and defensively achieve a program record low 11 goals conceded in the 2008 season.
This led Regan to being picked up by Major League Soccer side Orlando City S.C, U23’s whom he signed for in the Summer of 2009 before returning to North Iowa a year later to complete his associates degree.
Prior to his move to the United States, Regan played semi-professionally for Fleet Town F.C in his native United Kingdom, and as a youth player, played in the illustrious FA Youth Cup.
Regan holds a ‘National Diploma’ Coaching License from United Soccer Coaches. He earned a bachelor degree from DeVry University in 2012, and a masters degree from Purdue University in 2020. He and his wife Rea, have one son, Asher (3).
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