November 12, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Heather Kerby-Nelson submitted her resignation as Florida State’s head women’s soccer coach on Tuesday. Kerby-Nelson, who has been FSU’s only coach since the program began in 1995, compiled a 31-43-5 record over four years with the Seminoles, including a 7-11-3 record this past season. The Seminoles lost 2-0 to Virginia in the first round of the ACC Soccer Championships last week in Orlando.
“After careful consideration I believe it is in my best personal interest and the continued development of the soccer program that I submit my resignation as Head Soccer Coach at Florida State,” said Kerby-Nelson. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and accomplishments of the past four seasons, and extend my best wishes to the soccer programs future successor and the athletic department as a whole.”
Florida State Director of Athletics Dave Hart said he would engage in a national search to find FSU’s new soccer coach. “Acceptance of Heather Kerby-Nelson’s letter of resignation as head coach of our women’s soccer program is accompanied by appreciation for her energy and efforts in establishing a base for a young program to build on,” said Hart.
“We will now go on a national search to identify Heather’s successor with the goal to hire the best soccer coach we can attract to move our program into the national spotlight,” Hart added.