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ASSISTANT COACH | CORY HARBINSON


Nova Southeastern University head women’s soccer coach, John Constable, announced Monday, that NSU alum Cory Harbinson has been hired as the new Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for the Sharks. Harbinson played for the NSU Sharks men’s soccer team during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

 “I am excited to have Cory with us as we strive to continue moving the program forward,” Constable said. “I have gotten to know him rather well over the past two years having worked with him at several of our NSU Soccer ID camps. He strikes me as someone who is unbelievably committed to his profession and this is very important to me and our program. Being from South Florida and with junior college coaching experience, Cory also has great recruiting connections here in the area and I’m confident he can come in and help us on and off the field. A former NSU student-athlete combined with his collegiate coaching experience elsewhere, he is one that appreciates just how special NSU is and what a fantastic life we have here being part of NSU Athletics. On the whole, we are delighted to bring a proud Shark back to NSU and I have no doubt he will do a great job.”
 
Harbinson joins the NSU coaching staff after most recently serving as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Gulf South Conference member Valdosta State for one season. During his tenure, he was primarily responsible for training the Blazers’ goalkeepers and coached Alyssa Curtis who received HERO Sports National Player of the Week during the 2016 season.  
 
“I would like to thank the NSU Athletic Department, Director of Athletics Michael Mominey, Kelley Kish and head coach John Constable for their belief in me to be the next assistant women’s soccer coach,” Harbinson said. “As an alum, I am honored to come back to NSU and help lead this phenomenal program and I look forward to continuing on what has already been established.”
 
Prior to his stint at Valdosta State, Harbinson was the head women’s soccer coach at Andrew College as the program’s first-ever fulltime head coach. In his three seasons with the Lady Tigers, he not only led the team to their first program win in four years during his 2013 campaign, but he completely turned around a struggling program. In 2014, he had seven freshmen that helped lead Andrew to its first Region 17 tournament semifinal and first playoff win in ten years behind a 9-7-4 record. For his efforts, Harbinson was a nominee for Region Coach of the Year. He finished his tenure with the Lady Tigers having coached eight NJCAA All-Region honorees, which included five Second Team All-Region student-athletes as well as two Region 17 All-Tournament selections. His program also boasted two NSCAA Academic All-Americans.
 
Harbinson has also had coaching stints at Team Boca Blast of the Women’s Premier Soccer League and with Storm FC of the National Premier Soccer League.
 
As a collegian, Harbinson spent is college playing days as a Shark. He played for the NSU men’s team during the 2011 and 2012 seasons as a defender and was a member of the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll both years. He graduated from Nova Southeastern with a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in sport and recreation management.