Thomas More University

Thomas More College Athletics
333 Thomas More Pkwy Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Division 3 Kentucky Midwest
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Marquis Walker

Marquis Walker was named the head women's soccer coach at Thomas More College on June 26, 2018.


Walker came to Thomas More after serving the past season as the assistant women’s soccer coach at NCAA Division I member Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. During the 2017 season, Canisius won the Big 4 Cup, by defeating the other three Division I teams (University of Buffalo, Niagara University, and St. Bonaventure University) in Western New York, while making the conference tournament for the first time in four years. Canisius also excelled in the classroom as 23 of the 24 student-athletes had a GPA over 3.0 and the team had the highest GPA among female teams in the athletic department.


Walker was the head women’s soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford during the 2016 season. The team advanced to the conference tournament semi-finals and had five first team All-Conference selections, nine All-Conference Academic Award winners and the team earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award. From 2002-2008 he was the head men’s soccer coach at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. Walker helped the team transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II and grew the roster from 25 to 42 players with six of his players going on to play professionally at the highest level in the MLS, the European Champions League, and for their own national teams in Scotland, England and Mexico.


Walker has coached at the high school level, where he was the head varsity girls’ soccer coach at Hudson High School in Ohio during the 2015 season. He led Hudson to a 15-2-2 record with a District Runner-up finish, while finishing ranked No. 7 in Ohio Division I. Walker also was an assistant men’s soccer coach at Hiram College for two seasons. He assisted in scouting, evaluating, training, coordinating travel and academic performance at Hiram. Walker has club experience as he has coach with the Everest Soccer Club in Hudson, Ohio and the Western NY Flash Academy in Buffalo, New York.


Walker played collegiately at Malone, where he was a four-year starter (85-of-86 game), was a two-time all-conference and East Regional selection as well as a two-time team MVP and team captain. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Malone in 2002 and Master of Business Administration from Malone in 2009. Walker also has a Master of Science in Management from the University of Akron. Walker holds a Premier Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, National Goalkeeping Diploma and a National Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches. He has also earned his National License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and currently working on his National D License.


Walker and his wife, Molly, have a daughter Isabella (9) and three sons Trajan (7), Gabriel (5) and Maximus (2).

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Nate Rausch

Nate Rausch joined the women's soccer staff in 2018, along with Head Coach Marquis Walker.


Rausch comes from Hiram College where he played at from 2005-09 as a four year starting goalkeeper. He earned 1st team NCAC, NCAA Division III All Region team, and NCAC player of the week (2005). He still is the current leader in career shutouts (14), sits fourth in career saves (284) and helped led the Terriers to a 39-23-7 overall record during his collegiate career.


Prior to Thomas More, Rausch was the goalkeeper coach at Hiram College from 2014-18. Along with his coaching duties, he helped out with recruiting and video and game analysis. Rausch currently holds a National “D” Coaching License.


He played one year professional indoor soccer with the Ohio Vortex, in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL). During his stint with the Vortex, he help post a record of 8-8 in the 2009-10 season.


The Cuyahogs Falls native has been coaching for 10 years. Previously he coached at Everest Soccer Club from 2009-18 coaching on the girls side of the club. He started off as an assistant boys high school coach at Tallmadge High School and moved on after a year to Kent Roosevelt JV head coach/varsity assistant coach. After a year he became the head boys varsity coach at Woodridge High School. He coached at Woodridge from 2012-16 where he compiled a record of 46-19-3, winning 3 conference championships three out of the four years. After leaving Woodridge, Rausch went on to be the Head Girls Coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High school from 2016-18 compiling a record of 16-13-6.

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