Team: Girls Varsity Soccer
Position: Head Coach
Nick Judy grew up right here in Columbia, SC and comes to Ridge View High from living in Charleston the past two years. Nick says his love for soccer is permanent.
“My passion and drive for the game began the moment I could walk. I knew the moment I stepped out on a field it was going to be more than just a game to me, it was going to be a way of life.”
Having attended Lander University and the College of Charleston, active during his time there within the athletic/academic programs, Nick also helped coach co-ed various skills and fundamental camps of grades 3rd-12th throughout the state of South and North Carolina each year.
Nick expressed gratitude for the confidence and opportunity Ridge View Athletic Director Brian Rosefield and Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth has placed upon him to lead the girls’ soccer program.
“It is with great appreciation to be named the next head coach for this program at Ridge View High. I am looking forward to continuing to build a better, more successful program and I can’t wait to get acquainted to the players, parents, and fans,” said Nick.
Most recently, Nick has done work on the research aspect surrounding the sport of on and off performance as it relates to the human body, given the honor of being named the second author of an upcoming research study surrounding collegiate-level female soccer athletes using Polar 2 Technology. He still stays active within the health and human performance research realm conducting other studies related to fitness and exercise but says his true passion is to return to the coaching of the sport.
“When you become a former athlete, it’s hard to stay away from the game. I’m just ready to emerge myself within the Ridge View culture and get started. I’m excited for what the future holds and one of my goals for this program is to build, establish, and educate young players to believe in themselves to get them to that next level they want to be at and know they can accomplish anything they set their minds to.” said Nick.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to bring Nick Judy in to be our Girls Soccer Head Coach. Coach Judy brings with him an enormous amount of enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge. We can’t wait to see what he is going to do as he leads our Girls Soccer program to the next level,” said Brian Rosefield, Ridge View High School Athletic Director.
Coach Judy holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Health & Human Performance from the College of Charleston, SC.