Stuart Gore to leave NSU soccer


Stuart Gore to leave Northwestern State University after two seasons as head coach of the Lady Demons’ soccer team.

Stuart Gore will be leaving his position as head coach of the women’s soccer team at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

On Jan. 4, Gore was named the new women’s head coach of Troy University after two years with the Lady Demons. The long-time soccer player and national champion was hired by NSU during the 2021 summer in mid-June.

In his two-season stint, Gore led the women’s team to regular season and conference success with a total of 25 wins, first regular season conference title since 2000 and the 2021 Southland Conference Championship title. It was the team’s first title since 2005 and fourth title overall. Gore was also named 2021 SLC Coach of the Year.

Just last November, the Lady Demons made their way to the SLC Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinals but lost 3-2 in double overtime to Texas A&M University-Commerce after being the No. 2 overall seed in the SLC. The Demons ranked No. 61 in RPI at the end of 2022 season.

The Director of Athletics Kevin Bostain released a statement regarding Gore leaving the department.

“We in the Northwestern State athletic department want to thank coach Stu Gore for the work he did and the success he had here at NSU, leading the Lady Demons to the 2021 Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships,” Bostian said. “While you never want to lose coaches, coach Gore’s accomplishments during his two seasons in Natchitoches made him an attractive candidate to Troy while reinforcing Northwestern State’s soccer success.”