Academy Director, U11 and U14 Head Coach
Nolan Sheldon joined D.C. United in 2010 after spending three years as a staff coach for IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He served as an Assistant Coach for the D.C. United's U16 Development Academy team during the 2010-2011 season and was named the U-18 Developmental Academy Head Coach in 2012. Sheldon completed three season as U18 Academy Head Coach and in summer 2014 was named Academy Director. In his role, Sheldon oversees the Academy program, including coach and player development.
Sheldon is originally from Moatsville, WV, but has been all over the East Coast for his playing and coaching career. Sheldon played for IMG Soccer Academy as a youth, attended and played college soccer at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, and competed in the Premier Development League (PDL) with the Bradenton Academics. After his playing career, Sheldon began coaching and obtained his USSF A coaching license in 2009.
Sheldon completed and received the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL) through a partnership between MLS and the French Football Federation in 2014 and is currently participating in US Soccer's Academy Director's Course.
Sheldon lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Alexis, their daughter Emeline Jane and son Peter Clarence.