Nate Kish hired as Head Coach at Emory & Henry College

WASHINGTON – CUA Assistant Coach Nate Kish has been named the Head Coach at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.  In one season at CUA Kish helped lead the Cardinals to their second consecutive Landmark Conference championship and with it, a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Emory & Henry Athletic Department,” Kish said.  “I am honored to represent an institution with such a strong academic history and with so much to offer student-athletes and the community.  This is the ideal position for me and I am looking forward to celebrating the success and traditions of the past while continuing to build toward the future of our program.”

“We’re all extremely happy for Nate,” Cardinals Head Coach Travis Beauchamp said.  “This is a terrific opportunity for him to begin his head coaching career and I know he’s going to be successful.”  He added, “During his short time with us Nate made a positive impact on our student-athletes and program and helped us achieve a great deal of success.  While we’re sad to see him leave us, we’re excited for the opportunity that awaits him.” 

Kish came to CUA from Capital University in Ohio where he served as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs in 2009.  During his time there, Kish helped lead the Crusader men to the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and he helped guide the women to 13 victories and an appearance in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. 

Prior to his time at Capital University, Kish served as the graduate assistant coach for the men’s soccer program at Frostburg State University for two years.  During that time the Bobcats advanced to the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament on two occasions and appeared in the 2007 ECAC Tournament championship match.

Kish, who holds a NSCAA National Diploma, earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Education from Capital University in 2007.  He then earned a master’s of education degree in interdisciplinary studies in 2008 from Frostburg State University.