Jordan Nuffer begins her first season as a graduate assistant at Cumberland University. Nuffer played her final three seasons of collegiate soccer at Bethel University for CU head coach Gavin McKinney, who was an assistant for the Wildcats.
Nuffer played her freshman season at Florida International University in Miami, Fla., where she started nine matches before tearing her ACL.
She transferred the Bethel to play with her sister, Kendall, and started every match as a sophomore, earning the team’s Rookie of the Year award. Bethel ended its season with a loss to eventual national champion Martin Methodist in the Region XI Tournament.
The Dallas, Texas, native tore the same ACL again at the conclusion of the season but rehabbed in time for her junior campaign, starting every match and earning First Team All-TranSouth honors as well as the team’s Best Defense award. As a senior she again was a First Team All-TSAC selection, garnering the club’s Best Defense and MVP awards.
Nuffer was a four-year letterwinner and four-time First Team All-Conference selection at South Garland High School. She was named the team’s Best Defensive Player as a freshman, MVP as a sophomore and junior and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. SGHS won a district championship during her junior campaign. She also played two years of volleyball in high school.
Nuffer gained amateur experience with several club teams, including FC Texas and the Garland Strikers, winning Player of the Year honors in 2002 and 2005 for coach Alex Schindler. She traveled to China as a 15-year-old with FC Dallas, facing several national teams on the trip, including US U21 National team.
Nuffer graduated from Bethel with her bachelor’s in Physical Education and a minor in Business in 2010 and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Cumberland.
She holds an “E” coaching license with the United States Soccer Coaches Association. She is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Nuffer, and has two sisters, Kendall and Amiee, and one brother, Byron.