Nathan (Nate) Cole was named Director of Athletics and Student Life in 2014. Since his start at Edison State, Cole has played a pivotal role in working with student-athletes and coaches to help to create an enjoyable culture for the students of Edison State.
A seasoned coach and higher education professional, Cole brings more than 20 years of experience to the table. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of apt job titles including head coach and director of admissions. He is well versed in recruiting and retention and looks forward to sharing his expertise in these areas.
“My goal is to turn Edison State athletics into one of the premier community college programs in the State of Ohio,” said Nate Cole. “We will have athletic programs and student-athletes who exemplify sportsmanship, fair play, class, and outstanding athletic and academic performance.”
Prior to Edison State, Cole has spent the past six years of his career as a director of admissions at Miami Jacobs Career College in Dayton where he was responsible for all recruiting and admissions functions.
Prior to that, he was the head football coach for Tiffin University (TU). Throughout his 13-season stretch as a division II head coach, he was recognized as Coach of the Year numerous times and led his team to a Great Lakes Football Conference Championship. Cole was also named both the youngest offensive coordinator and head coach in the nation.
Cole’s athletic leadership stems from his time spent on the field. As a four-year football letterman, he played tight end on two of TU’s playoff teams. After graduating from TU, he served as an assistant coach before gaining the role of head coach.
“I’ve always wanted to become an athletic director because it gives me the opportunity to help shape student-athletes lives through a combination of intercollegiate athletics and education,” added Cole.
Graduating with a Masters of Business Administration from Tiffin University, Cole brings a wealth of experience in athletics and higher education to Edison State.
Cole is married to his wife, Amy. Together they have a son, Cooper, and a daughter, Taylor. Originally from Lima, Ohio, Cole and his family currently reside in Lewisburg, Ohio.