|Alma Mater:||San Francisco|
Hideki Nakada is in his first year as assistant coach for the University of Oregon women’s soccer program. Nakada serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator and works with the team’s defenders and goalkeepers.
In his first season with the program, Oregon reached a number of highs in the 2013 season while laying the foundation for a bright future. The Ducks posted four victories at Papé Field, shut out five opponents and defeated No. 12 California 1-0 on Oct. 28 – the second-highest ranked opponent UO has ever defeated.
The Ducks conceded just 22 goals through 19 games last season and were only twice defeated by more than a single goal. Oregon posted victories over Portland State, Texas, Arizona and No. 12 California, and battle to a draw with No. 6 BYU. The Ducks finished with a 4-12-3 mark in 2013.
Prior to his arrival in Oregon, Nakada was an assistant coach at Marquette University for four seasons. Nakada helped guide the Golden Eagles to a BIG EAST regular season championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance all four seasons he was there. Marquette twice reached the Sweet Sixteen under Nakada.
MU won its first-ever BIG EAST tournament title in 2012 while tallying 18 wins in the regular season with a school-record 17 shutouts – more than any other team in the NCAA. The Golden Eagles reached the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament before falling to BYU in penalty kicks.
Nakada mentored Marquette goalkeeper Natalie Kulla to BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and first team all-conference honors in back-to-back seasons (2010, 2011). Kulla finished her career at Marquette as the program’s all-time shutouts leader (43), while also ranking first in career goals against average (0.74).
Nakada started at Marquette in May of 2009 after spending three seasons as an assistant at Idaho State. Nakada helped the Bengals to a 2006 Big Sky regular season and tournament championships while advancing to the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, Nakada coached the goalkeepers while also handling scouting, travel, strength and conditioning and other day-to-day aspects of the team.
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's experience extends outside of the college coaching ranks. He has been a member of the Region II ODP coaching staff since 2010. Beginning in 2012, Nakada was named to the US Club Soccer id2 National Camp coaching staff. He also joined the goalkeeping coaching staff at Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Player Development Program in 2012.
As a player, Nakada spent two years at the University of San Francisco (2001-02), where he graduated with a degree in sociology in 2005.
Nakada played professionally for three seasons in Japan's J-League first and second divisions. His professional career began with a two-year stint at Omiya Ardija (2002-04), followed by one year with Kyoto Purple Sanga (2004-05).