Nick Stebbins kicks off his first season with the women's soccer program. He was brought on as the new head coach after being the assistant coach for last year’s 2015-2016 season. Stebbins brings his knowledgeable passion of the beautiful game to Iowa Wesleyan University and is excited to be a part of the future of IWU soccer.
Stebbins played goalkeeper for Shepherd University, a Division II in West Virginia before moving to his new home in South Dakota. From 2010-2015 he worked for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club in Sioux Falls, SD. He was Girls Academy Director for 3 years, ODP regional team coach for U16 SD girls, Assistant Youth Programs Director, and Club Coordinator for all Goalkeepers. For 2 years he was the boys high school head coach at Harrisburg High School, SD and assisted with Lincoln High School Girls’ Soccer program for another 2 years as well. He has coached all competitive ages from U8- U21 men and women. Over his coaching career he has accrued 8 nationally recognized licenses and has had a hand in developing all age groups in nearly every capacity. Stebbins is well traveled, having lived on both coasts of the United States, and played competitively in many philosophically diverse soccer atmospheres.
Stebbins originally hailed from Spokane, Washington where he attended Joel E. Ferris High School as well as played competitive soccer year round. He was the varsity starter in goal and helped send the team to the state championships, holding 2 records by the end of his career; the first for most shutouts in a career, and the second being an undefeated 9-0 record in shoot outs won in schools history. His philosophy is that soccer is a game, meant to sculpt and hone essential life skills and teach the generations to come how to be the best they can be on and off the field.