Goalkeeper Coach -- REVOLUTION II
Yuta Nomura at a Glance:
- Named goalkeeper coach for Revolution II on Feb. 3, 2020 after two seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Central Arkansas.
- Played professionally in Sweden for two-and-a-half seasons for BK Olympic of the Division 2 Västra Götaland
- Spent two seasons in the PDL (now USL League Two) playing for the Springfield Demize (2014) and Michigan Bucks (2015).
- Attended Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky where he went undefeated as a freshman (23-0-0) en route to an NAIA National Championship.
Yuta Nomura is entering his second season as the goalkeeper coach for Revolution II, the New England Revolution’s developmental side which began play in USL League One in 2020, following his appointment to the position on Feb. 3, 2020. Nomura spent the 2017-19 seasons tutoring goalkeepers on the coaching staff at the University of Central Arkansas in NCAA Division I.
In Nomura’s first season at Central Arkansas, he was part of a coaching staff than collectively won the Missouri Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award. Central Arkansas finished 8-6-4 overall in 2018, including 4-1-1 in conference play. Nomura helped guide UCA to a 2018 Missouri Valley Conference title and a berth in the D-I NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. After switching to the Sun Belt Conference in 2019, Nomura stayed on staff to help guide the Bears to a Sun Belt Conference regular-season title with a 4-1 league record and a 10-7-1 finish overall.
Prior to his coaching days, the native of Tokyo, Japan spent parts of two seasons playing professionally in Sweden for BK Olympic, based out of Malmö, from 2017-18. In his first season, he helped lead the club to promotion back to the Västra Götaland followed by a ninth-place finish in Tier 4 for the 2018 season.
Nomura, 27, played collegiately for NAIA school Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky where he majored in communications. As a freshman in 2011, Nomura started all 23 games for the Blue Raiders, leading the team to an NAIA National title and an undefeated season. That year, he set career-highs in save percentage (.838), shutouts (14), goals allowed (12), and saves (62). He finished his four-year college career with a 68-11-3 record, allowing just 69 goals in 85 total appearances, 83 starts, while recording 35 clean sheets. As a sophomore and junior, Nomura and his Lindsey Wilson team finished third in the NAIA Tournament.
During the summer months, Nomura played in the PDL (now USL League Two) for the Springfield Demize and Michigan Bucks. In 2014 with Springfield, Nomura was voted to the All-Heartland Conference First Team and ranked second with six shutouts. The next season with Michigan, he was voted to the All-Central Conference Best XI, helping the Bucks to a first-place finish in the Great Lakes Division and an appearance in the Conference Finals.
Yuta Nomura’s Coaching Background
Revolution II (GK Coach): 2020-Present
University of Central Arkansas (Assistant & GK Coach): 2018-19