Southeast has experienced great success in more than 11 seasons at Houck Stadium, posting a 50-15-4 record there. The stadium also played host to Southeast's shootout victory over Samford in 2007, which secured the Redhawks second-straight OVC Tournament crown and NCAA Women's Soccer Cup berth. Houck Stadium has also served as host to the 2001, 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2014 OVC Women's Soccer Championships. Read More

Heather Nelson

Head Coach

Heather Nelson is the only head coach that has guided the Southeast Missouri soccer program since its inception in 1999.

In 17 years under her guidance, the Redhawks have posted 13 winning seasons and compiled a 165-107-40 record. Nelson has coached five Ohio Valley Conference regular season champion teams (2001, 2002, 2007, 2011, and 2014) and back-to-back OVC Tournament championship squads (2006-07) that earned berths in the NCAA Tournament.

Championship Culture
Since the inaugural 1999 season for Southeast Missouri womens soccer, no Ohio Valley Conference school has captured more than the five regular season championships Nelsons program has earned.


Paul Nelson

Associate Head Coach

Paul Nelson enters his 18th season with the Southeast Missouri womens soccer program and his 10th year as the teams associate head coach. Paul and his wife Heather, head coach of the Southeast womens soccer team, has built the Redhawk womens soccer program from the ground up since its inception in 1999.

Nelson has drawn on his extensive playing and coaching experience from every level – juniors to professional – providing plenty of valuable guidance along the way.

Together with his wife, the Nelsons have built a program on the foundation of quality student-athletes. In 17 seasons, the Redhawks have compiled a .593 winning percentage going 165-107-40. Southeasts Ohio Valley Conference record is an even more impressive 76-38-23 (.648).


Adam Kleman

Assistant Coach

Adam Kleman enters his third season as an assistant coach with the Southeast Missouri womens soccer program. He joined the Redhawks in 2014 after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky, a fellow member of the Ohio Valley Conference.

Kleman serves as the goalkeepers coach and handles administrative tasks, team travel, meals, compliance, and recruiting while assisting in overall player development.

Klemans work with the goalkeepers lent to Southeast recording 11 shutouts in 2015, his second season with the program. The Redhawks finished the 2015 campaign with an 0.93 goals against average and an 80.7% save percentage. SEMOs 0.93 goals against average and 1.00 goals allowed per game each ranked third in the league while its 11 shutouts ranked first; SIUE ranked second with eight.