Nate Boyden

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Nate Boyden
Personal information
Full name Nathaniel Bostwick Boyden
Date of birth (1982-11-27) November 27, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Woodland, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–2000 Davis Senior High School
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 82 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Seattle Sounders 13 (0)
2009 Rostocker FC (de)
2012 Michigan Bucks 15 (4)
Teams managed
2011 Michigan Wolverines (volunteer assistant)
2012 Bradley Braves (assistant)
2013– Loyola Ramblers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nathaniel Bostwick "Nate" Boyden[1] (born November 27, 1982) is an American former professional soccer player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Loyola Ramblers men's soccer team.

Early life and education[edit]

Boyden was born on November 27, 1982, in Woodland, California.[1] He attended Davis Senior High School, where he played on the soccer team. He later attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.

While at UCSB, he played college soccer with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's soccer team led by Tim Vom Steeg. He was with the program for 5 seasons, redshirting in 2003 to rehabilitate an injury. He would appear for the Gauchos in 82 games scoring 6 times.[2][3][4][5][6]

Playing career[edit]

Boyden made himself eligible for the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft, but went undrafted.[7] He also wasn't selected in the 2006 USL First Division College Draft.

Boyden did preseason training with the reigning USL First Division champion Seattle Sounders and Brian Schmetzer ultimately signed Boyden as a free agent in April 2006.[8] He was eventually released after playing one game in 2007. Following the 2007 season, Boyden retired from playing professional soccer.

While on work in Germany, Boyden played for amateur side Rostocker FC (de) in the German Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.[9][10][11][12]

In 2012, Boyden played for American amateur side Michigan Bucks in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 4 times in 15 games played.[13]

Managerial career[edit]

While attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Boyden served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines women's soccer team under former United States women's national soccer team coach Greg Ryan.[14] He spent one year with the Wolverines before accepting an assistant coach job with Bradley Braves.[14]

In March 2013, Boyden was hired by former UCSB teammate Neil Jones as an assistant coach with Loyola Ramblers.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Boyden attended the University of Michigan for graduate classes and his first publication examined the factors affecting career length in Major League Soccer.[16]


Seattle Sounders[edit]


  1. ^ a b "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Sacramento, California: Yolo, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department. Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via FamilySearch. 
  2. ^ "2001 UC Santa Barbara Combined Team Statistics". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. November 19, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2002 UC Santa Barbara Combined Team Statistics". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. November 29, 2002. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2003 Final Overall Statistics". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. June 14, 2004. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2004 UC Santa Barbara Overall Individual Statistics". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. December 14, 2004. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ "2005 UC Santa Barbara Overall Individual Statistics". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. November 23, 2005. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Final 2006 Supplemental Draft list announced". Major League Soccer. January 25, 2006. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "SOUNDERS SIGN UCSB STANDOUT, DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER NATE BOYDEN". Seattle Sounders. April 10, 2006. Archived from the original on October 13, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ Lohff, Rüdiger (August 3, 2009). "RFC verteidigt Pils-Cup". Schweriner Volkszeitung (in German). Schwerin, Germany. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  10. ^ Hamilton, Howard (June 20, 2012). "Soccermetrics Interview #2: Nathaniel Boyden". Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Der Verbandsligakader steht". (in German). July 11, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rostocker-Pils-Cup bleibt in Rostock". (in German). July 17, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Michigan Bucks". Michigan Bucks. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Nate Boyden Joins Soccer Staff". Bradley Braves. July 27, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Loyola Names Nate Boyden Assistant Men's Soccer Coach". Loyola Ramblers. March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ Boyden, Nathaniel B.; Carey, James R. (October 2010). "From One-and-Done to Seasoned Veterans: A Demographic Analysis of Individual Career Length in Major League Soccer". 6 (4). Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. doi:10.2202/1559-0410.1261. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 

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