Steve Nurse was named UNI's Equipment Manager in August of 1993.
At the time of his appointment, he had been assistant manager at Menard's Hardware Store in Omaha, Neb., since February 1993. Prior to that, he had been an assistant manager for Eby's Athletic Co. in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was a store manager for Pro Sports in Fairfield, Iowa.
No stranger to UNI, Nurse was an assistant equipment manager for the Panthers from 1984-88. He received his bachelor's degree in Community Recreation from UNI in 1988.
The Nurse family has a long tradition at UNI, as Nurse's brothers have been associated with Panther athletics.
Tom was a member of the UNI track team in the late 1970's, while Ken played baseball for the Panthers in the early 1980's. Nick starred in basketball in the late '80s, and the oldest brother, Jim was a graduate assistant in 1980 for J.D. Anderson's baseball squad. Marcella, the mother of all these former Panthers, also received her teaching certification from UNI, which was called Iowa State Teachers College at the time.
Nurse has been a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Assoc. since 1994 and the local Knights of Columbus.
Nurse serves as staff representative for the UNI campus's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Nurse recently served as Athletic Director at St. Patric'ks School in Cedar
He enjoys working out in the WRC and camping with his family. His wife's name is Lori, and the couple has two children - Rachel and Andrew.
In his free time, Nurse helps coach his son, Andrew's IBL baseball team.