Nick O'Shea
Nick  O'Shea

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Oakland, '06


Nick O'Shea Resigns as Women's Soccer Head Coach

O'Shea steps down after 19 seasons.


Golden Grizzlies Conclude Spring Season

OU played five matches during the exhibition season.


Oakland Women's Soccer Gets Eight During Early Signing Period

The Golden Grizzlies are defending Summit League Champions


Oakland Suffers NCAA Tournament Loss to No. 15 Texas A&M, 3-0

It was the first trip to the NCAA Tournament second round for the Golden Grizzlies.


Oakland Battles No. 15 Texas A&M in NCAA Second Round

The Golden Grizzlies take on the Aggies on Friday at 4:30 p.m.


Oakland def IPFW 2-0 - Summit League Championship

Oakland beat IPFW 2-0 to claim the 2012 Summit League Women's Soccer Championship on Nov. 4, 2012.


Oakland vs Northwestern - Sept. 16, 2012

Oakland played to a 1-1 draw with Northwestern on Sunday at the OU Soccer Field.


Oakland vs. Michigan State

Oakland women's soccer took on Michigan State at the OU Soccer Field Wednesday night under the lights


Oakland vs Detroit - Sept. 22, 2011

The Oakland women's soccer team played Detroit at Titan Field on Thursday. OU lost 3-1 in the match on Sept. 22, 2011.


Womens Soccer vs Butler Sept. 16, 2011

Oakland hosted Butler at the OU soccer field. The Golden Grizzlies lost the match in a double-overtime 3-2.

Overall 212-126-24 (.620)
Division I (1998-2012) 163-111-20 (.588)
Summit League
71-20-3 (.771)
Coach of the Year 1999, 2003, 2010
NCAA Appearances 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, 12
1999 Regular Season 5-0

Regular Season (Co-Champions)

4-1 Tournament
2001 Regular Season 5-0 Tournament
2002 Second 3-2
2003 Regular Season 6-0 Tournament
2005 Regular Season (Co-Champions) 4-2
2006 Regular Season 3-2 Tournament
2007 Second 6-2 Tournament
2008 Regular Season (Co-Champions) 8-1
2010 Regular Season 8-0-1
2011 Fourh Place 6-3-1 Tournament
2012 Regular Season 6-2-0 Tournament

Nick O'Shea continued his successful coaching career in his 19th season in charge of the Oakland women's soccer in 2012, guiding the team to both a regular season and Summit League Championship title en route to a seventh NCAA Tournament appearance.

The only coach in program history, the highly-successful O'Shea leads The Summit League in career wins, career league wins and career matches coached.

O'Shea went over 200 career wins in 2011 and has averaged more than 10 wins a season, turning in another 10-win campaign in 2012. His record at Oakland stands at 212-126-24 (.620) heading into the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

With the two titles won in 2012, the Golden Grizzlies have now won 15 league titles (7 regular season and 8 tournament) placing eighth among all NCAA Division I programs for league success since 2000. In total his team has won either the regular season or tournament title in 11 of the 13 seasons since the league has sponsored the sport of women's soccer. That includes a run of four consecutive Summit League Tournament titles from 2001-2003.

In 2010 the team won The Summit League regular season title for a league-leading seventh time and finished the season with an unbeaten league record for the fourth time in O'Shea's tenure. The team's efforts earned O'Shea recognition as The Summit League Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.

O'Shea has coached Oakland to The Summit League Championship match 10 times with an 8-2 record. The Golden Grizzlies are the only Summit League team with multiple Summit League Championships and multiple NCAA Tournament appearance. Also, with back-to-back wins in 2011-12, OU remains the only team to consecutively win the league championship.

Oakland has been a tough team to face in the NCAA Tournament playing tough matches against some of the best teams in the nation. In 2011 the team played a tight 2-0 match with No. 1 seed Wake Forest, a squad that advanced to the NCAA College Cup Final Four that season.

Nick O'Shea was named Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year by the NSCAA in 2001. His team swept the regular season title with a perfect 5-0 record and then went on to win the league tournament match to earn Oakland's first NCAA appearance, where the team battled a talented Cincinnati team before eventually losing 3-2.

O'Shea guided Oakland to the regular season title in 1999, the team's first season as a member of The Summit League, however the team was not eligible for postseason play. The following year, the Golden Grizzlies repeated at league co-champions and also won the league tournament in their first time eligible. At that time, the league did not have an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Prior to coming to Oakland, O'Shea was the head women's coach at Schoolcraft Community College and coached at Livonia Churchill High School. He led Schoolcraft to the National Junior College Athletic Association title in 1987, where he was named NJCAA Coach of the Year, and to a pair of third-place finishes. Livonia Churchill advanced to the MHSAA Class A state finals three times under O'Shea.

O'Shea played collegiate soccer at OU in 1982 and 1983. In both seasons the Pioneers advanced to the NCAA Division II semifinals. An All-Region player in 1983, O'Shea came to Oakland after two seasons at Schoolcraft, where he earned second team NJCAA All-America laurels. After college he played professionally with the Kalamazoo Kangaroos and the Toledo Pride of the indoor AISA, and the Tulsa Tornado and Oklahoma City Stampede of the outdoor USL from 1984-1987.

O'Shea graduated from Oakland with a bachelor's degree in general studies with a minor in communication, is a holder of a United States Soccer Federation "A" License. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ron Wigg award for service and dedication to the Region 2 Girls Olympic Development Program. O'Shea resides in Rochester Hills with his wife Leslie-ann and their three children, Ashlyn, Sydney and Rylee. In the spring of 2008, O'Shea was inducted into the Hollie L. Lepley Hall of Honor for his accomplishments as a player at OU.

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