NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Head coach Tony Amato announced Thursday the addition of assistant coach Paul Nagy to the Stephen F. Austin soccer staff. Nagy's hiring is Amato's first and leaves one opening on the first-year head coach's staff.
"I am very excited to have Paul join our staff here at SFA," Amato said. "His professional playing and collegiate coaching experience will be utilized to teach all aspects of the game. Paul's drive to be successful will carry over to our players and make an immediate impact in our program."
Nagy comes to SFA following a two-year stint as an assistant coach with the men's soccer program at Rollins College. During his time at Rollins, Nagy served as the recruiting coordinator and helped guide the Tars to a 24-13-1 record. Rollins won the Sunshine State Conference championship in 2009.
Prior to his stop at Rollins, Nagy was an assistant with the men's program at Central Florida from 2005 through 2007. At UCF, he coached goalkeepers for two seasons before earning a promotion to the top assistant's spot and adding recruiting coordinator to his title.
The former 'keeper served as a volunteer goalkeepers coach at TCU, Saint Louis and LeMoyne College before accepting his position with Central Florida. Additionally, he is the director of coaching for Nagy Goalkeeping School and Camps. Since 2003, Nagy has served as director of goalkeeping for three difference club programs — Syracuse Football Club from 2003-05, Seminole Soccer Club in 2005, and Central Florida United from 2006 to the present.
As a player, Nagy competed professionally for the Orlando Sharks, Syracuse Salty Dogs, Dallas Burn and Hershey Wildcats. He was a four-year letterman on the Saint Louis men's team from 1997-2000, earning First-Team All-Conference USA and All-Midwest Regional honors in '99. He played for a Billikens team that reached the Final Four in 1997.
Nagy is a native of Grapevine, Texas. He obtained a bachelor's degree in studio art with emphasis on graphic design from Saint Louis, graduating with honors in 2002.
Nagy will be involved in all aspects of the daily operation of the women's soccer program at Stephen F. Austin.