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Contact Assistant Coach Hideki Nakada
Hideki (hid-ecky) Nakada is in his fourth season as an assistant coach on the Marquette women's soccer staff. At Marquette Nakada oversees Marquette's goalkeeping contingent as well as assisting in day-to-day team operations.
While at Marquette, Nakada helped coach goalkeeper Natalie Kulla to earn BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year honors back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011 and also All-BIG EAST First Team status those same seasons. Kulla finished her career at Marquette as MU's all-time shutouts leader (43) and its all-time goals against average leader (0.74).
Nakada came to Marquette in May of 2009 from Idaho State, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach of the Bengals. While overseeing the goalkeepers, Nakada helped the Bengals to a 2006 Big Sky regular season championship, the Big Sky Tournament title, and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, Nakada also handled scouting, travel, strength and conditioning and other day-to-day aspects of the team.
Under Nadaka's guidance, Lyndsay Gensler received Big Sky All-Conference honors in 2006 and was named the Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP after helping the Bengals claim the tournament title over Sacramento State, 4-3, on penalty kicks.
Another one of Nakada's keepers, Maren Eves, recorded the most saves in the Big Sky Conference and the second-best goals against average for the 2007 season. Following the 2007 season, Eves was awarded All-Big Sky Honorable Mention status, while teammate Bailey Williams also earned All-Big Sky Honorable Mention accolades following the 2008 season.
Prior to his stint at Idaho State, Nakada served as an assistant coach for the George Washington High School soccer team in San Francisco.
Nakada played two years at the University of San Francisco (2001-02), and spent two seasons playing professionally in Japan with Omiya Ardija (2003-04). Nakada graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2005 with a degree in sociology.
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