Please join us in welcoming jess nash!
It is with incredible excitement that the Rush Wisconsin Board of Directors is able to announce the appointment our new Executive Director, Jess Nash. On March 20th, the board unanimously accepted Jess’ candidacy for the position and look forward to working with her to continue our clubs commitment to excellence and as a premier destination for competitive players in the Madison area. Jess is no stranger to Rush Wisconsin as she has previously worked with the club in a coaching and leadership capacity.” Board President, Brent Ziegler, announced.
Nash brings 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.
“Rush Wisconsin has been my home since moving to Madison, and I’m thrilled to be able to serve the club in this new capacity.
It is clear that the board, leadership team and membership have worked together to put exciting developments forward in the next couple of years, and I’m energized to get started and build on this strong foundation.” Nash commented.
Ziegler adds, “If you know her, please reach out and congratulate her. If you don’t, she’ll be excited to meet you. Jess puts our club in a strong position for success moving forward and I feel very strongly that this is such an exciting time to be a part of this organization.”