GAMBIER, Ohio — Travis Wall, the newly-hired head coach of the Kenyon College men’s soccer program, rounded out the staff by announcing that Nick Taljan will serve as the Owls assistant coach.
Taljan makes his way to Gambier from Berea, Ohio, where he served three seasons as the assistant coach and video coordinator for Baldwin Wallace University, a fellow NCAA Division III institution. With the Yellow Jackets, Taljan assisted in recruiting student-athletes, developing training plans, scouting opponents, and creating game models to exploit opponents’ weaknesses. Last season, BWU posted an 11-6-2 record.
Taljan also has experience as an assistant coach and film analyst with the Cleveland Force Soccer Club, an organization working with youths through pre-professional players. He started coaching with Cleveland Force SC in 2018 and took on additional roles in 2022.Before getting into coaching, Taljan was a member of the Bellarmine University men’s soccer team before transferring to Cleveland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2017. At St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio, Taljan was part of a Wildcats team that won the national championship in 2011 and the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship in 2011 and 2012.