Paul Nagy is entering his third season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Ladyjack soccer program.
In 2011, Nagy was part of a Ladyjacks' coaching staff that led SFA to a 15-3-1 (9-0) record and the Southland Conference regular season title. The Ladyjacks finished the season with an RPI of 45, the highest mark in school history.
Nagy oversaw the defense and goalkeepers, who proved not only to be the best in the Southland Conference but also one of the best in the country. The Ladyjacks' defense posted a goals against average of just .416, the fifth-best mark in the nation.
The SFA defense also registered nine straight shutouts from Sept. 23-Oct. 23, which went into the NCAA record books as the sixth longest shutout streak in Division I history. The Ladyjacks allowed just eights goals all season in 2011, setting yet another new school record.
Nagy also oversaw the development of goalkeeper Lacey Lee, who was named to the first-team all-conference.
Nagy is involved in every aspect of the program. Off the field, his main responsibilities include recruiting, scouting opponents, and day-to-day operations.
In Nagy's first season at SFA he helped lead the Ladyjacks to a 13-5-2 record with a 6-2-1 record in the Southland Conference and a second place finish. SFA finished the 2010 season with its highest ever national ranking with a final RPI of 69th in the country.
Nagy comes to SFA following a two-year stint as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the men's soccer program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl. During his time at Rollins, Nagy helped lead the Tars to a 24-13-1 record. Rollins won the Sunshine State Conference championship in 2009 and earned a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his stop at Rollins, Nagy was an assistant at the University of Central Florida for three seasons (2005-2007). At UCF, he coached goalkeepers for two seasons before earning a promotion to the top assistant's spot and adding recruiting coordinator to his title.
The former goalkeeper served as a volunteer goalkeepers coach at TCU, Saint Louis University and LeMoyne College before accepting his position with the University of Central Florida. Additionally, he is the director of coaching for Nagy Goalkeeping School and Camps.
As a player, Nagy competed professionally for the Dallas Burn (MLS), Syracuse Salty Dogs (A-League), Hershey Wildcats (A-League), and Orlando Sharks (MISL). He was a four-year letterman on the Saint Louis University men's soccer team from 1997-2000, earning First-Team All-Conference USA and All-Midwest Regional honors in '99. He also played for a Billikens team that reached the NCAA Division I Final Four in 1997 while also winning four Conference USA titles in four years.
Nagy is a native of Grapevine, Texas. He obtained a bachelor's degree in studio art with emphasis on graphic design from Saint Louis, graduating with honors in 2002.