Jessica Nash is the new Executive Director of Rush Wisconsin, appointed in March 2023, bringing a wealth of experience in sports and higher education. She has been working in the field of sports and higher education for 14 years and has served Rush Wisconsin previously as Director of Coaching – Youth Academy and Director of Program Outreach. She holds US Soccer Instructor and ‘A-Youth’ coaching licenses, as well as Referee and Referee Assignor Certificates, and has coached with Rush National Select and Rush Regional Select. She was also selected to participate in the US Soccer SheChampions, WeCOACH, and Rush National mentor programs. During the last two years, Nash has also dedicated her time to raising her son.
Prior to her time in Madison, Nash served as the Age Group Coordinator for the Bettendorf Soccer Association, Referee Assignor for the Quad Cities, and worked in First Year Experience at St. Ambrose University. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College Women’s Soccer Program and received her master’s degree from Iowa State University. During this time she was also the head coach of the Spirit Lake High School varsity girls soccer team and coached with Northwest Iowa Soccer Club.
As a player, Nash attended Buena Vista University, where she served as team captain for her Junior and Senior year. Nash also worked as an intern for the Chicago Red Stars women’s soccer team during its inaugural season.