Hideki Nakada - Women's Assistant Coach - Stanford
Hideki Nakada, a goalkeeper at University of San Francisco and in Japan’s J-League, joined the Stanford women’s soccer coaching staff in April, 2014.
Nakada works with the goalkeepers and serves as Stanford’s scouting and video coordinator. He arrived from University of Oregon, where he was the program’s defensive coach and recruiting coordinator in 2013.
Nakada was born in Portugal, the home country of his mother, but grew up mostly in Japan, where his father was from. Nakada was active in the Japanese youth national team system and attended a boarding school that doubled as a soccer training academy.
When his parents relocated to Davis, Calif., because of a business opportunity, Nakada remained in Japan for a time, but then moved to the United States despite not knowing any English, and spent his senior year of high school in Davis.
Nakada played goalkeeper at University of San Francisco in 2001-02 and graduated from the Hilltop with a degree in sociology in 2005. In between, he spent three seasons playing professionally in Japan, two with Omiya Ardija (2002-04) and one with Kyoto Purple Sanga (2004-05).
His collegiate coaching career began with three seasons at Idaho State, and continued with four at Marquette, and one at Oregon, where the Ducks conceded only 22 goals in 19 matches.
As a Marquette assistant, the Golden Eagles made four NCAA appearances and won a Big East title while earning 17 shutouts in one season, reaching the third round of the NCAA tournament. Natalie Kulla was the conference Goalkeeper of the Year and finished as the school record-holder in career shutouts (43) and goals-against average (0.74). While at Idaho State, the Bengals won Big Sky regular season and tournament honors to advance to the NCAA playoffs.
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