Mike Nesci joined the Eclipse Select Soccer Club as the Girls Director of Coaching in the spring of 2002. Since joining the club Nesci has led Eclipse Select teams to several outstanding accomplishments. Some of the highlights include; 3 ECNL National Championships, 1 ECNL Overall Club Championship, multiple ECNL Conference Championships and National Finalists, plus a handful of USYSA Regional and National Championships. Mike has been at the forefront of Eclipse Select over the past 14 years, helping it become one of the top girls youth clubs in the country since 2007.
Nesci’s success with Eclipse is no surprise given his prior experiences as an accomplished coach at various levels. From 1996 to 2000 Nesci served as both the boys and girls varsity soccer at Geneva High School where he won 5 boys conference championships, 4 girl’s championships, and made one state tournament appearance with the boys in 1997. Nesci coached several successful club teams for Sparta A.B.A and Campton United Soccer Club where he won State Cup championships and several major national tournaments.
Additionally, Nesci brought semi-professional soccer to the Chciagoland area with the Chicago Cobras from 1999-2004. Under Nesci the Cobras were division champions all 4 years. They won a USL W-League National Title in 2000 and finished second out of 40 teams in 1999 and 2003.
Throughout his coaching career Nesci has received several noteworthy recognitions. Nesci’s coaching awards include; 1999 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year, 1999 NSCAA/Adidas Regional Coach of the Year, 2003 USL W-League Coach of the Year, and 2004 IYSA Coach of the Year.
Prior to his coaching career Nesci played high school soccer at Carl Sandburg in Orland Park, Illinois. He continued his career at Bradley University where he was team captain in 1995.
Nesci currently holds a USSF National D License. He currently resides in Naperville, Illinois with wife Deanna and sons Michael and Johnny.