Staff
APSU Head Coach
Naomi Kolarova

Naomi Kolarova inherited the APSU soccer program in the 2018 year, she led the Governors to an 8-8-1 record her first season at the helm. At the conclusion of the season, 3 of her soccer players were named to OVC All-Conference 2nd Team. Prior to APSU, Kolarova spent 12 years at Tennessee Wesleyan University as head coach. She led the TWU program to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals for the first time in school history in 2017, and led the team to the NAIA National Tournament 2 other times, as well as won AAC conference tournament titles on 3 occasions.

A New Zealand native, Kolarova (previously Clarke) during her college career was a four-time NSCAA Division II All-American selection. Kolarova was a member of the New Zealand National Senior Women's Team and played for the United States W-League's Mile High Mustangs as well.

Kolarova holds her USSF 'B' coaching License and has had youth coaching experiences for the past 16 years with various clubs, camps, and state soccer associations, including TN ODP, No.1 Soccer Camps, TWU Soccer Camps, McMinn United FC, Stones River FC, Nike Impact, Colorado Edge, and Coerver Coaching.

APSU Assistant Coach
Hayden Coffman

Hayden Coffman has been at Austin Peay for 2 years as an Assistant Coach. He primarily works with the APSU goalkeepers. He has worked as a goalkeeping instructor at CPS Soccer Academy, and is the Director of Goalkeeping at Tennessee United Soccer Club.

Following college, Coffman played in the NPSL for Inter Nashville FC, Southern California Seahorses in the PDL.

Coffman got his coaching start at his alma mater, Trevecca Nazarene, assisting with the women's program in its record-breaking 16-5-3 season in 2012. Coffman was a four-year starter and three-year captain for the Trojans from 2008-12, leaving school with six school records and a first-team All-TranSouth nod in 2010. Coffman completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2013. He also holds coaching licenses from both the USSF and NSCAA.

APSU Assistant Coach
Tracy Hoza

Tracy Hoza joined the Governors' staff after 15 years coaching at Northwest Missouri State. Hoza previously coached at Toledo University in Ohio, serving as the assistant coach for the program for two season prior to accepting the job at Northwest Missouri State. Hoza was also an assistant coach at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania for two years prior to her Toledo coaching stint.

Hoza's playing career includs NSCAA All-American recognition for Mercyhurst University in 1994 and 1995. She is a three-time all-region honoree and was inducted into Mercyhurst's athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.

A native of Limerick, Ireland, Hoza played for the Irish junior and senior national teams from 1987-91. She earned her bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Mercyhurst, followed by a master's degree in liberal arts from Lock Haven University.

Graduate Assistant Soccer Coach
Jack Rushworth

Jack Rushworth has coaching experience at the college and youth levels, most recently working with Tennessee Wesleyan University’s women’s soccer team as volunteer assistant coach and goalkeeper coach. Rushworth helped guide the 2017 team to the NAIA National Quarterfinal round, the best ever post season finish for a TWU women’s athletic team in history.

Rushworth’s youth coaching stints include age group coach and goalkeeper coach for McMinn Force and McMinn United clubs in Athens, TN, as well as roles with the Doncaster Rover Belles and i2i Football Academy in England. He holds a TN State ‘E’ Coaching License.

Rushworth, hailing from York, England, played his college soccer at Tennessee Wesleyan University (2014-2018), and had a season playing semi-pro at the Knoxville Force in 2017. Before his stint playing at TWU, Rushworth represented Selby Town FC in England, he was also selected to represent his district and county during his teenage years, and invited to attend English Colleges National Team trials.

NRK Elite Soccer Camp staff will also consist of current and former Austin Peay soccer players on an as needed basis, based on camper numbers.  Athletic trainers will be on site and accessible in the case of an emergency.