Coach Jan Eric Nordmo returns for his fifth year as head coach of the Ohlone College Men's Soccer team. Since serving the program, Nordmo is most proud of the several athletes that have graduated with their AA degree from Ohlone. Those that have not only received honors in league and have also gone on to play at four year universities, the NPSL and other higher levels of soccer, are just an added bonus. In his tenure, the program has been a point or game out of playoffs each of the first three years and have improved on their record to (27-27-8) in this time, near doubling the victories from the previous five years combined. After coming to Ohlone College, Coach Nordmo was honored as Conference Division Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
Coach Nordmo has a wealth of experience at all levels from youth to collegiate, Olympic development, amateur men's and women and semi-professional. His coaching credentials include the United States Soccer Federation "A" License for over 12 years, the highest achieved coaching credentials in the US. He also has Coaching Certificates from the KNVB (Royal Dutch Soccer Association) and the Premier Diploma from the NSCAA. In addition to being a licensed coach, he is also a licensed official.
Nordmo has a professional coaching career of near 30 years and has played over 40 years. Recent positions include; Head Coach at Los Gatos High School Varsity Girls Program, Head Coach Alpine FC, Head Coach of the State Olympic Development Program (ODP), Region IV ODP Staff, and Coaching School Instructor and Clinician for the CYSA. Success from Nordmo's team coaching and playing include league and district titles, state cup semi-finalist, CCS qualifiers and finalists, and US Open Cup Regional Champions. He has coached locally and in Seattle, Washington; he and his teams have participated in both national and internationally events in Mexico, Canada, the UK and Holland.
Jan Eric's professional background is also soccer related as sports businesses that he owns including Off the Wall Soccer, Arena Soccer Centers, Inc., Off the Wall Soccer, Chico Sports Arena LLC and is a co-founder of the Premier Arena Soccer League. He has served as a consultant to several amateur and professional soccer clubs and soccer projects. Additionally, he is an instructor for USIndoor's Certified Arena Operator and member of the Board of Directors and was the Director of Coaching for Los Gatos United Soccer League. Coaching at High Schools, Colleges, Clubs and other programs he has worked with top level athletes as well as beginning players, some of his most successful teams have not only achieved on the field but also in the classroom; several of his teams have won the Academic Achievement Award presented by the NSCAA. Nordmo is always involved in soccer, from coaching, teaching, learning, sharing and volunteer work, soccer is always somewhere involved.
Jan Eric is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA), US Soccer CoachesNet, and the Rotary Club of Santa Clara. (Jan Eric was the club president of his Rotary Club from 2009-'10 and recently served Rotary District 5170 as Assistant District Governor 2011-'12).
Jan Eric Nordmo is a graduate of Wilcox HS in Santa Clara, California and the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his MS in Recreation and Sports Science, Coaching Education, from Ohio University in 2013. He is married (Nicola) with one little boy (Eric) and lives with his family in Los Gatos.
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