Nick Cowell, St. Edward’s
Coach, Women’s Soccer, 2006-Present
Nick Cowell joined the Hilltoppers in 2006 and has gone on to become the winningest coach in program and conference history. Cowell is the second-winningest head coach by total wins in Division II history with 186 wins, all of which have come at St. Edward’s in his 14 seasons.
His winning percentage since joining the Heartland Conference of .805 ranks seventh among active coaches in DII. Cowell has never had a losing season since arriving on the hilltop and has advanced to the Elite Eight twice and the Sweet 16 five times. He has won seven conference regular-season titles with St. Edward’s and three conference tournament titles since the postseason tournament was brought back in 2011. Cowell has coached 17 All-Americans, nine conference players of the year, and over 83 All-Heartland players. Cowell has also been named the Heartland Conference Coach of the Year seven times which is the most by a coach in conference history.
In his career, Cowell has won 15 conference championships, made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, coached 28 all-Americans, developed 20 conference players of the year and earned 13 conference coach of the year honors.
Cowell received his bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish at the University of Birmingham, England, in 1983 and earned his master’s degree in Sports Psychology, and in Curriculum and Instruction, at Cleveland State University in 1988. He holds a USSF “A” license, a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and an English F.A. Preliminary Coaching Badge.