Nick Aguilar steps up as head coach for men’s soccer


Aalia Khan

Nick Aguilar is Baker University new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Aguilar is a Baker University Alum and has expressed excitement for his new position.

Since the promotion of Nate Houser, who is now the Associate Vice President of Advancement and Senior Advisor for DE&I Initiatives, the Baker University men’s soccer team has received a new head coach. Former assistant coach Nick Aguilar has stepped into the role as the head coach for men’s soccer.

“I was really excited to get the tip of the hat to take over as the men’s head coach,” Aguilar said.

Aguilar attended Baker University for his undergraduate where he majored in Spanish and sociology. After graduating and spending some time in St. Louis playing indoor soccer, Aguilar returned to his alma mater for his master’s degree in sports management. In his time away from Baker, Aguilar worked with Fusion KC soccer club and Kansas Olympic development programs.

“I’ll still coach a high school boys’ team for Fusion. We’ll start that up in November or December and that will carry until June,” Aguilar said. “With the ODP program, it’s once a month from now until May; June and July when on the Midwest region campus. It’s less of a consistent commitment but it’s something I’m going to be a part of as much as I can.”

Aguilar’s favorite Baker memory was the night that the Baker University’s men’s soccer team beat Oklahoma Wesleyan in the opening round game of the national tournament in 2011.

“I’m hoping to make a stronger mark in our conference and help the team to get back to the national tournament,” Aguilar said. “I want to put ourselves in a position to win things. And then also build stronger relationships with the guys we have, help them graduate and see them go on and do really well.”