Joe Nemzer
Joe  Nemzer

Assistant Coach - Director of External Affairs

Alma Mater:
Penn State-Abington


Nemzer, who joined Peter MacGahey's staff in early June 2013, acts as the Director of External Relations for the Central Michigan soccer program. He will fill the roles of recruiting and video coordinator and will oversee scheduling and advanced scouting. On the field, Nemzer will train the goalkeepers.

Nemzer made an immediate impact in his first season at CMU. Senior goalkeeper Grace Labrecque finished the season with eight shutouts, the fifth most in program history, earning Second Team All-MAC honors in 2013.

Nemzer joined CMU after holding the position of head assistant women's coach at Division II Fort Hays State in Hays, Kan. since July 2011. At FHSU, in just the program's second year of existence, he helped the Tigers double their win total from the previous year, capture a MIAA Conference Championship, and earn an NCAA Tournament berth.

Prior to his time at Fort Hays, Nemzer was an assistant coach for the women's program at Ottawa University for one season, helping the Braves compile a record 15-3-2 and claim a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference championship. While at Ottawa, he was also the head girls' soccer coach at Lawrence High School.

In 2009, Nemzer was an assistant with the men's and women's soccer teams at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. At Huntsville, he was part of a quick turnaround in the fortunes of the men's program. In one year, the Chargers went from a team with a 2-10-4 record, its fifth straight losing season, to a team that made its first conference championship appearance in 10 years and went unbeaten in Gulf South Conference play.

Nemzer is active in the Olympic Development Program. He currently serves as a goalkeeper coach for Region II and is a staff coach for the state of Michigan. Nemzer is also a goalkeeper coach for the United States Soccer Training Centers.

Nemzer played collegiately at Penn State Abington, serving as the team's starting goalkeeper. During his career, the Lions made consecutive conference tournament semifinal appearances (2007-2008). He was played in the outfield on the Penn State Abington baseball team.

Originally from Philadelphia, Nemzer received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Penn State in the spring of 2009 and is pursuing an MBA. He holds a United States Soccer Federation National `D' License and an NSCAA Goalkeeping diploma.

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