Beavers Add Pair of Outstanding Assistant Coaches
CORVALLIS – The Oregon State men's soccer team has added a pair of outstanding assistant coaches to their staff, as head coach Terry Boss announced that Abel Wasswa and Sergi Nus will be joining the team.
Wasswa spent the last six seasons at UMass Lowell. He helped the River Hawks to a 13-1-2 record in 2016, as the squad won its first ever America East title and ended the season ranked No. 12 in the nation. Wasswa was part of the group that was named NSCAA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year as well as America East Staff of the Year.
The River Hawks reached the America East Tournament three consecutive seasons from 2017-19, making at least the semi-finals in each of those appearances, including a trip to the final in 2017. Wasswa also helped Wuilito Fernandes become the first UMass Lowell player selected in the MLS SuperDraft.
Prior to entering the ranks of college coaching, Wasswa served as head coach for the Boys U18 Global Premier Soccer Club and New England Futbol Club U16 and U17 teams. Born in Uganda, Wasswa played at and graduated from UMass Lowell, earning a degree in Business Administration in 2015.
Nus coached most recently in Turkey, where he was an assistant coach for FDC Vista, developing offensive and defensive game plans. Prior to that, he played professionally for South Georgia Tormenta FC of the USL.
A defender, Nus played under Boss at Virginia. He was a two-time All-Region selection, as well as a two-time All-ACC honoree. He started every game of the 2016 and 2017 seasons for the Cavaliers, before missing the 2018 campaign due to injury.
A native of Barcelona, Spain, Nus graduated from Virginia with a degree in Media Studies, and also holds a Masters' degree from Duke.
Oregon State won the first Pac-12 title in program history last season, and were ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).