Urbana University

Urbana University Athletics
579 College Way Urbana, OH 43078
Division 2 Ohio Midwest
Private Small National competitor


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Nick Roberts

Coaching Licenses:

USSF A License

NSCAA Premier Diploma

English FA Preliminary License

Playing background:

Witton Albion FC, Knutsford Town FC, Winnington Park FC - England, UK

Collegiate player at NCAA D II Mercyhurst University - All conference player 1989-93

USL Professional player 1993-1997


USL Columbus - 1994-97 (Professional) National All Star Team (Coach) 1996

The Columbus Crew (Assistant coach) 1997-2001

Director of Coaching: Santa Rosa United California 2002-2006)

Wittenberg University (assistant coach) 2006-2008

Urbana University Head Men's Coach; 2008-present


USL All-Star 1996

US Open Cup Finalist - The Columbus Crew (Assistant coach)

2 National Titles at Santa Rosa United

GMAC conference and tournament championship - Urbana University 2012

GMAC Coach of the Year 2012

MEC - 2nd place 2015 - Urbana University

NCAA D II National Tournament (Sweet 16) 2015 - Urbana University 13-5-2

Nationally ranked top 20 program NCAA D II - 6 weeks 2015

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Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson joined the Urbana University Men’s Soccer coaching staff prior to the 2014 season.

Richardson spent last season as an Assistant Coach with the University of Dayton Women’s Soccer team, helping the Flyers capture a conference championship in 2013.

Previous to his stint with UD, Richardson spent two seasons with NCAA Division II National Finalist Carson-Newman University. Richardson's initial coaching position came at his alma mater, Lincoln Memorial University. As a player for LMU, Richardson's Railsplitters received multiple honors and awards including an NCAA Final Four and Championship appearance.

In addition to playing collegiately at LMU, Richardson also has extensive playing experience in Scotland with Airdrie, Kilmarnock, and Rangers Football Club.

Coach Richardson holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and USSF National D License. He currently coaches with the Dayton Dutch Lions W-League team, Metro FC and Ohio South.

Richardson graduated with a degree in Kinesiology and a Master's of Education. He resides in Beavercreek, Ohio with his wife Amber.

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John Jonke

John Jonke joined the Urbana University men's soccer coaching staff prior to the 2014 season. He will serve as a Graduate Assistant for the Blue Knights this fall.

As a player John was a defender at various positions. He started every game in his four-year career at the University of Louisville between 2005-09. Jonke's Cardinals played in back-to-back NCAA tournaments, ranking in the national top 10 in both 2007 and 2008. After graduation, Jonke went on to play professionally in Finland before moving back to North America, where he spent one year with Baltimore in the USSF DII and one year with FC Edmonton in the NASL.

For the past two years, Jonke has been an assistant coach at York University in Toronto, Canada. In 2012 and 2013, York was ranked as high as #1 in the country for several weeks. The Lions finished the 2012 season with a 14-0-1 record. This past season, York made it to the national semifinal before losing to the eventual champions from UBC.

John currently holds a USSF national B license. He graduated with a degree in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville in 2009 and is currently pursuing an MBA while coaching at Urbana University.

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