Will Van Nostrand is currently entering into his 2nd season as the Head Coach of the Men's soccer program. After joining only weeks before the 2015 season, Van Nostrand guided the team to a 5th place KIAC finish, while having 2 players earn 2nd Team All-KIAC (Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) honors.
Previous to being named Head Coach at Brescia University, Van Nostrand spent one season as the Men's Assistant at Anderson University (SC) an NCAA Division II Intuition, where he played collegiately. At Anderson, Van Nostrand worked under former teammate, friend and current Head Coach Michael Zion. Together they lead Anderson to an 8 win season, finishing 6-5 with a top 5 finish in the (SAC) Southern Athletic Conference. During that season, Van Nostrand coached an Academic All-American and NCAA DII All-Region player, as well as four All-SAC players and the SAC Freshman of the Year.
Prior to his year at Anderson, Van Nostrand, who is a Louisville, KY native, spent two season as the Graduate Assistant Men's & Women's Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Spalding University, an NCAA Division III Institute.
While at Spalding, Van Nostrand worked under current Men's Head Coach Adam Boyer and current Women's Head Coach Shilo Rayburn. During his time with Spalding, Van Nostrand helped the Men's program to a 6-10-2 record in 2012 and a 10-9 record in 2013, an improvement from the 1-15 program that Coach Boyer and Coach Van Nostrand inherited. Van Nostrand also helped the Women's program to a 9-8 record in 2012 and a 9-8-2 record in 2013, an improvement from the 4-13 program Coach Rayburn and Coach Van Nostrand inherited. During his time at Spalding, Van Nostrand helped a total of eleven Men's and Women's players earn twelve All-SLIAC (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) honors, one NCAA DIII All-Region honor, as well as a Men's SLIAC Men's Freshman of the Year in honor in 2012 and the Women's SLIAC Freshman of the Year honor in 2013.
In addition to coaching collegiately, Van Nostrand has coached at Carolina Elite Soccer Academy (CESA) coaching the U11 boys. He also coaches for the Louisville Soccer Academy (LSA), having coached the U14 boys and the U17 boys for a season each. Van Nostrand is currently coaching LSA U23 men's team, who have won back-to-back U23 Tournament of Champions championships in 2014 and 2015. He currently holds his NSCAA National Diploma.
As a player, Van Nostrand spent one collegiate season at NCAA Division II Anderson University and three seasons at Spalding University earning 2x All-KIAC honors, 1x All-SLIAC honors, NCAA Academic All-Region honors and USCAA All-American honors.
Van Nostrand also spent one season in the Professional Development League (PDL) with the West Palm Beach Pumas of West Palm Beach, Florida.
As a student-athlete Van Nostrand earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his master's degree in Business Communication, both from Spalding University.
Van Nostrand resides in Owensboro with his dog Kaiser. He enjoys live sporting events and music concerts, as well as reading and he is an avid Manchester United fan.
John Harralson was named to the Brescia Men’s Soccer staff as 1st Assistant & Goalkeeping Coach for the start of the 2016 season.
As a player, Coach Harralson began playing soccer at the age of 4, developing a great passion for the game. Harralson then moved to the Owensboro KY at the age of 12. At Daviess County High School, Harralson earned Honorable Mention All-State honors and 2x 1st Team All-Region honors, helping Daviess County to 4x District Championships and 1x Regional Championship.
In high school, Harralson was coached by Brescia University alum Graeme Abel, who now is the goalkeeping coach for U.S. Women’s National Team. His influence and knowledge was vital to helping him transition his game to the collegiate level.
Harralson was a goalkeeper for the Owensboro United 85’s from age 12 to age 18. Harralson played his U19 season at Javanon, playing alongside Coach Van Nostrand, where they won the Kentucky State Cup in 2004 and advanced to the semi-finals of the Midwest Regional Championship in that same year. During his youth, he was also a member of the Kentucky Olympic Development Program (ODP), while also attending the Midwest Regional ODP camp.
Harralson signed to play at Centre College in 2003, to play under current Head Coach Jeb Burch. In his freshman year, Harralson earned 1 start in a 2-1 win over Rose-Hulman. He then transferred to Western Kentucky University where the program was shut down following his sophomore year.
Harralson earned his undergraduate degree in general studies with emphasis in business from Western Kentucky University.
Harralson currently resides in Owensboro with his wife, Katie who teaches special needs at Cravens Elementary, and his one-year-old daughter Evelyn and 2 dogs, Ellie Mae and Cole. He enjoys working on his family farm, playing FIFA and he is an avid English Premier League and Manchester United fan.