Nate Wiley begins his 12th season as head coach of the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer program after taking over the position in January of 2006. He enters the 2017 season with a record of 112-66-27 (.606), while guiding the Knights to SUNYAC Championship titles and NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2014.
Last season, the Knights finished with a 9-3-5 mark, including a 6-1-2 record in SUNYAC play. The squad blanked Oneonta, 3-0, in the semifinal round of the conference tournament, but fell to top seed Buffalo State in the finals to finish as runner-up. Leah Greene '18, Emily Green '17 and Taylor Clar '20 were each named NSCAA All-Region selections while Erin O'Connor '17, Alexa Wandy '17, Laurie Knapp '17 and Emily Janiszewski '19 joined them as SUNYAC all-stars.
Wiley garnered 2014 SUNYAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year honors after leading the Knights to a 16-3-3 record, nine wins more than 2013 and the team's best mark since the 1993 squad went 18-2 en route to the NCAA Regionals. He coached six players to All-SUNYAC honors in 2014, including the Player of the Year, midfielder Meaghan Johnston '17, and the Rookie of the Year, forward Leah Greene '18. After defeating Plattsburgh, 3-0, in the SUNYAC Tournament semifinals, Wiley led the top-seeded Knights to their sixth SUNYAC Championship, defeating Cortland, 1-0.
After playing to a 3-3 draw against Frostburg State and advancing on penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Geneseo fell to eventual national semifinalist Johns Hopkins in the second round, 3-1. The Knights held a No. 19 ranking in their final game and climbed as high as No. 17 in 2014.
A native of nearby Churchville, N.Y. and graduate of Byron-Bergen High School, Wiley spent the 2005 season as an assistant coach at Geneseo after serving as the head men's coach at Chowan (N.C.) for three seasons from 2002-04.
While at Chowan, Wiley improved the team's winning percentage for three consecutive seasons after inheriting a team that won just one contest in the two seasons prior to his arrival.
A U.S. Soccer Federation D Coaching License holder, Wiley's coaching resume' includes a three year stint as an assistant for both the women's and men's programs at Penn State-Behrend, where he helped lead the women to their first NCAA tournament appearance and the men to their first ECAC Tournament berth.
A 1999 graduate of Geneseo, Wiley was a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Northeast Region selection and a two-time All-SUNYAC defender. He played in five Empire State Games for the Western Open team, earning one silver and two bronze medals.
In addition, Wiley earned a master's degree in business administration from Penn StateBehrend in 2002 and has numerous camp, clinic and club team coaching experiences.