Nunnally Tabbed as New Women's Soccer Coach

    Levi Nunnally has been hired as the second head coach in the history of the Northwest women's soccer program, director of athletics and intramural sports Cameron Blount announced Friday.

    Nunnally, a 32-year-old native of Southaven,  officially began on Monday, July 8.

    "Levi is a local guy who can recruit the area and knows the MACJC and NJCAA," Blount said. "He brings a great deal of energy, knowledge and enthusiasm with him and an excellent plan to attack both athletics and academics."

    Nunnally spent the past five seasons as the women's assistant coach at Young Harris College (Ga.). The Mountain Lions went a combined 52-30-5 and made the playoffs twice before transitioning from junior college to a four-year college. Nunnally had 14 former players named to All-Region squads, two JUCO All-Americans and also had three former players go on to play semi-pro soccer for the Dayton Dutch Lions and Knoxville Lady Force.

    "This is a great opportunity to come back home and be close to friends and family," Nunnally said. "I'm very excited to be back in Mississippi. I'm thankful to Dr. Spears and Cameron for the opportunity in fulfilling my goal to be a head coach. I look forward to being successful and build upon what coach Jarjoura started."  

    Prior to YHC, he coached at top quality soccer camps in Colorado and Connecticut for No.1 Soccer camps and also coached summer camps in Mobile and Memphis. His coaching career began in 2007 with the McMinn United Futbol Club where he coached the U9 Girls/Boys and U10 Girls/Boys teams.

    Nunnally played college soccer at Itawamba where he made the NJCAA All-Region XXIII Team and was named team captain his sophomore year. He continued his soccer career at Tennessee Wesleyan where the Bulldogs won the 2001 Appalachian Athletic Conference and Region Championship to qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. He was a team captain his senior year and served as a graduate assistant for both the men's and women's teams in 2003-04.

    Nunnally received his bachelor's in business management from Tennessee Wesleyan in 2004 and is pursuing his master's degree in coaching and athletics administration from Concordia (Calif.) University.

    Nunnally replaces Peter Jarjoura, who went 70-76-9 in 11 seasons and retired on June 21.