Lauren Nadler is entering her third season as Head Coach of UC Santa Cruz Women’s Soccer. She served as an assistant coach with the program in 2015 and 2016. In her first year as Head Coach in 2017, Nadler was named the Association of Division III Independents Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and took her team to the NCAA DIII Tournament.The team also had six players selected to the Division III All-Independent Teams, including captain Claire Lim receiving Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the second year in a row.
Nadler came to UC Santa Cruz after previously serving as the Interim Head Coach for the Dominican University women's soccer program in Spring 2015. Prior to Dominican, Nadler coached at the City College of San Francisco in 2013 & 2014. While an assistant, City College made it to the Final Four of the State Championship and was ranked No. 4 in the country. Before relocating to the Bay Area she was the Associate Head Women’s Soccer Coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She coached at MIT from 2008 to 2012 and was an integral part of the team's success during its 2009 and 2011 NEWMAC Championships, and NCAA tournament appearances in 2009, 2011 and 2012, when the team advanced to the Sweet 16. With Nadler on the bench, MIT finished her last four seasons at the school ranked in the top-10 in New England, including No. 15 in the country in 2012 and set the record at the time for winningest coaching staff in program history.
Nadler graduated from Lesley University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her education at Tufts University where she earned a Master's degree in urban and environmental policy and planning. Nadler holds a NSCAA National Diploma.