Snow College Athletics Director Rob Nielson recently announced Nuno Gourgel as the Badgers’ first-ever men’s and women’s soccer coach. Gourgel comes to Snow College after serving as the first assistant for the men’s and women’s soccer program since 2014 at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also currently serving as the goalkeeper coach for Sockers’ F.C. in Midland, Texas and is the U-14 head coach for the Phoenix Rush Soccer Club in Phoenix.
“We’re pleased to have Nuno lead our new soccer programs here at Snow College,” Nielson said. “He brings a great deal of playing and coaching experience to the job. In addition, through his playing and coaching career, he has built a vast scouting network that will be useful in helping to build the soccer programs here at Snow.”
“We are extremely excited for Nuno and his new endeavor,” said Arizona Christian University Head Coach Alan Berrios. “He has played a huge role in putting ACU on the map and turning the program around. Nuno is a great up-and-coming, young coach. There is no doubt in mind that he will build a quality program at Snow College. I’m confident that Nuno will be successful anywhere he goes. His dedication and work ethic is outstanding and will be missed here.”
Snow College held open tryouts for the men’s and women’s tryouts on Friday April 8 where eligible, well rounded athletes were offered positions for Snow College’s first soccer teams.