Pat Nearing is entering his 21st year as head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers men’s soccer program. The 2008-09 AUS and U SPORTS Coach of the Year, he led the Tigers to an AUS championship title that same season, their first since Coach Nearing’s inaugural season with the Tigers in 1999.
In addition to his 20 years of AUS coaching experience, Coach Nearing has 18 years of college and senior coaching experience. As coach with Technical University of Nova Scotia, he led the men’s soccer team to six ACAA championship titles. The Dartmouth United Mooseheads senior men’s coach for more than 10 seasons, Nearing accumulated four NSSL Premier Division championship titles and two Canadian Soccer Association Atlantic championship wins. The Mooseheads also earned a fourth-place finish at the Canadian Soccer Association National Senior Club championship and a silver medal from the Canadian Soccer Association National Senior Challenge Cup with Nearing at the helm. Coach Nearing holds a CSA National ‘B’ License.