Yuta Nomura is entering his first season as the goalkeeper coach for Revolution II, the New England Revolution’s developmental side beginning play in USL League One in 2020, following his appointment to the position on Feb. 3, 2020. Nomura spent the last two seasons tutoring goalkeepers on the coaching staff at the University of Central Arkansas in NCAA Division I.
Prior to his coaching days, the native of Tokyo, Japan spent parts of two seasons playing professionally in Sweden for BK Olympic, based out of Malmö, from 2017-18. In his first season, he helped lead the club to promotion back to the Västra Götaland followed by a ninth-place finish in Tier 4 for the 2018 season.
Nomura, 27, played collegiately for NAIA school Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky where he majored in communications. As a freshman in 2011, Nomura started all 23 games for the Blue Raiders, leading the team to an NAIA National title and an undefeated season. That year, he set career-highs in save percentage (.838), shutouts (14), goals allowed (12), and saves (62). He finished his four-year college career with a 68-11-3 record, allowing just 69 goals in 85 total appearances, 83 starts, while recording 35 clean sheets. As a sophomore and junior, Nomura and his Lindsey Wilson team finished third in the NAIA Tournament.