College: Nancy Feldman retires after 27 years as BU women's coach

Nancy Feldman  has announced her retirement after 27 years as the head coach at Boston University.

She is the only head coach the Terriers have ever had, finishing with a 326-169-54 record at BU after seven seasons with Lake Forest and Plymouth State. Her 418 victories rank 22nd all-time among NCAA women’s soccer head coaches.

BU won nine America East titles with Feldman at the helm, including five straight from 2007-11. After it moved to the Patriot League in 2013, it collected conference championship in its first three seasons and a fourth in the Patriot League in 2018.

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“I feel so fortunate to have dedicated the last 27 years to being the head women’s soccer coach at Boston University,” said Feldman. “Though it is a difficult decision to step away from coaching, I leave feeling fulfilled and satisfied at what this program has accomplished. I know the future is bright for BU Women’s Soccer based on the returning student-athletes and the outstanding athletic and academic prestige of Boston University to continue to recruit the best prospects in the country.

NCAA Division I women's head coaching moves
1. Air Force. Larry Friend --> Laura Busby (LSU assistant coach).
2. UAlbany. Leigh Howard --> Sade Ayinde (Yale assistant coach).
3. Appalachian State. Sarah Strickland --> Aimee Haywood (Queens coach).
4. Austin Peay. Naomi Kolarova --> Kim McGowan (Miami, Ohio associate coach).
5. Baylor. Paul Jobson --> Michelle Lenard (Dallas Baptist head coach).
6. Bellarmine. Chris Tinius --> Paul Babba (Kentucky assistant coach).
7. Campbell. Samar Azem --> Jeff Gross (UNC Greensboro associate coach).
8. Chicago State. Cristiano Costa --> Mario Felix (Southern Utah associate coach).
9. Colorado College. Geoff Bennett --> Keri Sanchez (Illinois Wesleyan head coach).
10. East Carolina. Jason Hamilton --> Gary Higgins (Lenoir-Rhyne head coach).
11. Fordham. Jessica Clinton --> Magnus Nilerud (Bridgeport head coach).
12. Georgia. Billy Lesesne --> Keidane McAlpine (USC head coach).
13. Houston. Diego Bocanegra --> Jaime Frias (Virginia assistant coach).
14. Idaho State. Debs Brereton --> Dustin Downey (Chicago FC United coach).
15. Kentucky. Ian Curry --> Troy Fabiano (Milwaukee head coach).
16. Lehigh. Eric Lambinus --> Lauren Calabrese (Lehigh assistant coach).
17. Louisiana. Lance Key --> Chris McBride (Southeastern Louisiana head coach).
18. Loyola Marymount. Jenny Bindon --> Chris Chamides (Cal State LA men's coach).
19. Maryland. Ray Leone --> Meghan Ryan Nemzer (Rutgers associate coach).
20. Missouri State. Rob Brewer --> Kirk Nelson (Missouri State associate coach).
21. Mount St. Mary's. Tori Krause --> Melissa Sherwood (Northwestern State associate coach).
22. Morehead State. Warren Lipka --> Chris Fox (High Point associate coach).
23. Northern Illinois. Julie Colhoff --> Michael O'Neill (Saginaw Valley State head coach).
24. Oral Roberts. Roger Bush --> Austin Risenhoover (California associate coach).
25. San Jose State. Lauren Hanson --> Tina Estrada (San Jose State associate coach)
26. *SMU. Chris Petrucelli --> Nicole Nelson (SMU assistant coach).
27. St. Francis (Pa.). Ellie Davis --> Sara Yunez (St. Bonaventure assistant coach).
28. Texas State. Kat Conner --> Steve Holeman (Lamar head coach).
29. Troy. Nicole Waters (interim)-->  Robert Lane (Georgia assistant coach).
30. *UCLA. Amanda Cromwell --> Margueritte Aozasa (Stanford assistant).
31. *USC. Keidane McAlpine --> Jane Alukonis (UCLA assistant coach)
32. USC Upstate. Tyson John --> Sharif Saber (Mt. Olive head coach).
33. Villanova. Chris McLain --> Samar Azem (Campbell head coach).
34. Western Illinois. Eric Johnson --> Josée Primeau (Western Illinois associate coach)
35. *Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Troy Fabiano --> Kevin Boyd.
Note: Interim coaches filled vacancies at Louisiana Tech (Steve Voltz), Pacific (Danesha Adams and JJ Wozniak), Tulsa (Jim Rhein) and Wisconsin-Green Bay (Julie Grutzner).

Arkansas Little Rock. Mark Foster -->
Boston University
. Nancy Feldman -->
. John Cullen -->
*Florida State
. Mark Krikorian -->
Grambling State
. Craig Roberts -->
Holy Cross
. Kyle Bak -->
Steve Holeman --> TBA.
Sam Houston State. Tom Brown --> TBA.
Southeastern Louisiana. Chris McBride --> TBA.
UTRGV. Glad Bugariu --> TBA.
*Made 2021 NCAA Division I Tournament.
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