ALL-TIME RECORD: 32W-42L-25D
FC TULSA ERA RECORD: 24W-23L-8D
A Tulsa native, Michael Nsien grew up in the Greenwood District of downtown Tulsa, attending Booker T. Washington High School. Following a playing career that saw Nsien star at the University of Dayton and spend time with the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer, Nsien’s career shifted towards coaching.
After showing promise as a youth soccer coach in Tulsa, Nsien was added to FC Tulsa’s (then known as the Tulsa Roughnecks FC) coaching staff in 2017. Midway through the 2018 USL Championship season, Nsien was named the interim head coach, taking over a club that was 0-8-7 at the time. He secured a victory in his professional head coaching debut, a 2-0 win over LA Galaxy II.
On December 7, 2018, Nsien was named the full-time head coach of Tulsa. In his three seasons as the full-time head coach, Nsien has compiled a record of 28W-31L-22D, while leading FC Tulsa to back-to-back USL Championship Playoff berths in 2020 and 2021. Under his leadership, the 2020 and 2021 seasons were the best in Tulsa’s six-year USL Championship history as the club made the Playoffs twice, compiled a franchise-best seven match unbeaten streak and had the club’s best-ever defense in 2020, and then boasted the club’s best record in franchise history and most points earned in a single season in 2021.
Nsien currently holds USSF “Pro” and his UEFA “A” coaching licenses. In December of 2020, Nsien became the first African American coach to earn his USSF Pro License. He has spent time learning the coaching profession with historic European clubs Benfica, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Manchester City at their respected academies.