Marty Everding returned to the Huskers as an interim assistant coach for the 2010 season and then moved to a permanent assistant in 2011 after spending 13 years with Nebraska from 1994 to 2006. In his previous stint with the program, Everding played a crucial role in the ascension of Nebraska’s program to national prominence.
As the Huskers’ goalkeeping coach, Everding developed two of the best goalkeepers in Big 12 Conference history. In 2000, Karina LeBlanc led the Big 12 and ranked second nationally with a 0.40 goals-against average.
LeBlanc went on to start in goal for the Canadian National Team and the WUSA’s Boston Breakers, and followed in the footsteps of All-American Rebecca Hornbacher, who started in goal for the Huskers in 1996 and 1997. Hornbacher also played for Boston in its inaugural WUSA season, while continuing her career as a collegiate goalkeeping coach.
Everding helped transform former Husker Erin Miller from a defender to an all-conference goalkeeper. In her two seasons in the net, Miller recorded 239 saves, 21 shutouts and a 0.98 goals-against-average.
After proving he could do it once, Everding took on the challenge of transforming Brooke Bredenberg from a midfielder to a goalkeeper. Bredenberg had a solid 2003 spring season in goal under Everding’s tutelage, not conceding a goal to an amateur team through five contests, including 2003 national runner-up Santa Clara. Bredenberg, who is now the head coach at North Star High School, went on to post a 1.39 goals-against average in 2003 before moving back to midfielder. Katie Wright stepped in and started both of Nebraska’s NCAA Tournament games and recorded 1.5 shutouts for the season. Wright then played every minute of the 2004 season, allowing just 29 goals in 23 games for a goals-against average of 1.25. Wright also stopped 108 shots, becoming just the second player in school history to post 100 saves in a season.
In 2005, Everding helped true freshman Jamie Klages start 18 games and compile a 1.19 goals-against average while stopping 88 shots and posting six shutouts. Klages was invited to train with the U.S. Under-21 National team.
Everding was a player at Queen’s from 1981 to 1983 and 1986 to 1988. He was an assistant coach at Queen’s from 1989 to 1990, before joining Walker’s Nebraska staff.
Everding graduated from the Canadian National Coaching Institute and holds a Canadian Level IV coaching license as well as a USSF “B” license.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, Everding graduated from Queen’s in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in drama and education. Between coaching stints, Everding worked as a secondary school teacher.