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Latcho Kostadinov - Director

Latcho Kostadinov has been the Summer Camp Director and a Senior Staff Coach for the last 10 years. He hails from Bulgaria where he played professionally for CSKA Sofia. He has a vast knowledge of soccer and great experience with youth soccer in Minnesota and Iowa. Latcho has his USSF E, D and C Licenses , NSCAA National, Advance National and Premier Diplomas Coerver Youth Diploma Level 1. 2012 Assistant Coach of the year Girls Class AA Section 5. He is also the Licencee for Coerver Minnesota, and Iowa.


Sophie Pawlyshyn

Sophie is from Chanhassen, MN. This is here second year as a Coerver coach. Sophie grew up going through the Coerver programs from the ages of 7-14. Sophie was given the honor of being selected as All-Conference in high school. She was also part of the first team to earn premier status at CC United. She now coaches a u11 c2 girls team at CC United while still playing college soccer at Concordia-St. Paul. 


Todd Dusosky

Todd Dusosky is Minnesota Player who has proven to be a great Coerver Coach this year!! He, along with his twin brother Troy, were standouts at Anoka High School. All State players and ODP selections, Todd went on to play Professional Soccer for the Cleveland Crunch, Milwaukee Wave and the Minnesota Thunder.

Jake Borash

 Played  for the clubs: North Branch Soccer Association and Lakes United FC (formerly known as Forest Lake Soccer Association) 4 years of high school for North Branch (2.5 years at varsity level in the North Suburban Conference; 2011  was the #1 keeper in the state for saves) and 4 years at the collegiate level at University of Minnesota Morris (started 2 years on varsity in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference; two time All-Conference).  Have GK 1 and 2 Diplomacy, and USSF  F license with  E soon to come.   Also have  MSHSL Coaching Education license in which he works with North Branch boys soccer. 

Carl Craig

Carl has been coaching in the USA for the past 18 years and is a proud Geordie (from Newcastle – England). Carl holds an A License in both the USA and Europe and frequently teaches courses for the MYSA he is also the Coaching Director Read the full bio…

 

Chris Haggerty

Chris is an Englishman who has been directing the Forest Lake Soccer Club for the past few years. This year they merged with area clubs to form Lakes United with Chris at their helm. He has been ever present as Coerver Trainer for the past 6 years.

 

Kor Cha

Kor has been an outstanding Coerver Coach in Minnesota for several years. Kor holds the following soccer qualifications: NSCAA junior level VI diploma, USSF E certificate, MYSA Y module.  He was also a 3 year starter at Hamline university and has coached extensively at the high school and club level. Kor is currently the U9 boys and girls director at Sporting St. Croix Soccer Club. 

Daniel Bjorlin

Danny has been a Coerver Coach for several years! He Graduated from University of Northwestern, with a degree in Education. Danny has worked with our younger age groups, such as coerver COE. When Danny is not working with Coerver, he is a teacher

David Engler

David has the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and USSF E & D Licenses and has been a loyal, and enthusiastic coach for many years at various summer camps, residential camp and through winter trainings. He grew up in Minnetonka playing under some of the best soccer coaches in the
State of Minnesota, and was fortunate to travel the world coaching youth and playing soccer. David has his Master’s Degree in Educational
Leadership and spends his free time coaching three sons in soccer and hockey. He currently lives in Edina and coaches and coaches with the Edina  Soccer Club.

Zach Erickson


Zach is another of our younger coaches. He is currently attending North Dakota State University. Zach has been involved with soccer from a very young age. He played on Latcho's U18 Dakota Rev team the last couple of years. This is Zach's second year coaching for Coerver. 

Trent Holmes


Trent has been with Coerver Coaching Minnesota for three years. He played 4 years of Varsity soccer at a collegiate level, two years at the University of Minnesota-Morris, and two years at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He currently coaches club soccer for Blaine Soccer Club, and is the head Varsity coach on the girls side for Forest Lake High School. Trent is an ex personal trainer, and has a lot of experience in the fitness aspect of the game.

Fuad Ibrahim (Ibee)



Anthony Keller



Allison Kempainen


Allison grew up playing with the top premier teams in Minnesota. She then went on to play for the University of Minnesota. After Graduating college, she started coaching club soccer at MTA and High School Soccer at Bloomington Kennedy High School. She currently coaches multiple ages at Eagan Wave Soccer Club. She has been coaching with Coerver for the last two years.

Bobby Kostadinov



Mario Lone


Mario was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He has been with Coerver for the past three years. Mario has had an astounding coaching career. As an OPD coach, Mario took his 1999 boys team all the way to second place in the US National Tournament, and his 2000 boys finished as Region II Champions. Mario is currently the varsity head coach of Bloomigton Kennedy High School Girls Soccer. Mario has coached with a number of clubs in the Twin Cities area such as, Minneapolis United, Dakota Rev, Bloomington United, and Lakeville Soccer Club.

Michael Morales



Tom Shortland


Tom is a 28 year old from Hull, England. As a Junior he played in youth teams such as Hull City, and Leeds United. Tom attended Hull College where he recieved his diploma in Sports Studies, English FA level 2 coaching badge, and his Community Sports Leader award. Tom moved to America in 2012, and played professional soccer in Florida before moving to Minnesota with his wife and son. Tom was on the Minnesota United roster last season, and coached with Blaine Soccer Club as well as being the Director of Coaching for Leftfoot Coaching Academy in Minneapolis. Currently Tom has two boys academy teams with Rev Soccer Club.

Hannah Smith



Miguel Solorzano



Phil Walczak



Chato Alvarado



Kari Torgenson


Kari has been with Coerver for many years. Before joining Coerver Coaching Minnesota, she was a goalkeeper for Bemidji State University for 4 years, earning top honors. She was a 4-time All Conference Winner, a 3-time All Region selection, and named to the NCAA All American team in 2005. Following her playing career, Kari was the Goalkeeper Coach at Bemidji State. She was a graduate assistant for 2 years at Saint Vincent College (PA). She then was the assistant St. Catharine College (KY) for 3 years. Kari holds her NSCAA National Diploma, and has been the Assistnat Varsity Coach at Anoka High School for 5 years. 

Raudel Perez



Meredith Haakenson



Tim Bunnell


Tim is the current head Girls Soccer Coach at East Ridge High School. Tim has been a State Tournament paricipant in each of the last two years. He has spent the last 17 years as a High School Coach for boys and girls programs in the East Metro. Tim has coached Elite girls and boys teams with the Minnesota Thunder Academy for the past 10 years. Tim is returning for a 9th consecutive year as a coach at this years Coerver Crush Camps.

Ashley Iverson



Lyle Wiebe


Lyle is the Technical Director of Kenora Athletic Soccer Club in Canada. Lyle has been a coach for 20 years both in youth and university level. Lyle has his Canadian C Coaching license. Lyle is also a coach and teachr of ethic in Sport. He has his Youth Diploma 1 and 2 with Coerver. He is currently a coach at KASC Lightning and has had many successful seasons with various teams. Some of those include U12 boys winners 2017, U10 girls finalists 2017. Lyle has also had a great playing career playing mens soccer with Kenora. He also played in the Vancouver Premier Metro League. He played High School Soccer at Brae High School, and was the youngest to make the team. 


Kiara Hohn


Kiara grew up playing soccer and playing club with Minneapolis United and the Northwest Kickers for 5 years, along with playing two season of High School Soccer. She Currently plays for Luther College at the Division 3 level as a goalkeeper.

Cooper Roberts


Cooper is a young coach who has gone through all the Coerver Programs since he was 8 years old. Cooper is a local player who originates from Burnsville, MN. Cooper has been going through Coerver Camps since he can remember, and Is now part of our Coaching staff. This is his first year coaching for Coerver. He has always played soccer since he was about three years old and has loved every second of it. Cooper hopes to go to Madison for College, and play for their Division 1 Soccer program. 

Ben Gaddis


Ben has over 25 years of youth soccer coaching experience to go along with 13 seasons at the collegiate level. Ben has a USSF National B License and a USSF National Youth License. His experience includes time with some of Minnesota's top clubs, including MTA and REV, where his REV U15 girls won a U.S. Club National Championship in 2015. Ben is back in Minnesota after serving as the Competitive Director for Dakota Alliance Soccer Club in Sioux Fall, SD fro 2015-2019.

Wyatt Wagner


Wyatt grew up in Eagan where he graduated from Eagan High School in 2013 and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a bachelor's degree in genetics as well as ecology and evolution with a minor in chemistry and Spanish. He was a three year varsity player at Eagan High School where he received various All-Conference and All-Pioneer Press awards throughout his high school career. Wyatt played premier level soccer with multiple clubs winning multiple state tournaments and state cup championships, and participated in ODP throughout his youth career. Since his playing career, Wyatt has coached all levels with Valley United and Eagan Wave Soccer Club. He also coaches at Farmington High School where he was the class AA Assistant Coach of the year in 2018. Wyatt plans to attend medical school this fall.

Carter Johns


Carter is a graduate of Eagan High School in 2013 and is finishing his bachelor's degree at the University of North Dakota majoring in criminal justice with a minor in kinesiology. Carter served in the Army National Guard the past six years during his college education. He was a two year varsity player for Eagan High School and played premier level soccer for various clubs around the state. He continued his playing career at the University of North Dakota where he played club for three years. In addition to playing, he was been coaching at Valley United and Eagan Wave Soccer Club.

Marcos Rodriguez


Marcos has been an active member of the Coerver staff for three years. He is currently the Boys Varsity coach at River Falls High School. Marcos' club experience includes being the technical director for River Falls Soccer Association and a club coach at St. Croix Soccer Club. He was on the coaching staff with Mahtomedi when they won the 2017 Girls High School State Championship. Marcos licenses includes the NSCAA National and Advanced National Diploma. 

Jennifer Manning

Jenni grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and earned the Metro player of the year in 1993. She went on to attend the University of Minnesota to play soccer. During her career at the University of Minnesota, she was a three time All-American, two time Big Ten player of the year, and Freshman player of the year. She is second all time in points and had her #27 jersey retired when she was inducted into the University of Minnesota’s Hall of Fame in 2004. Jennifer is a USSF C licensed coach with her Masters degree in Education. She has coached youth soccer in numerous capacities throughout the state, and has coached High School Soccer since 2000. Currently, she coaches the boy’s varsity soccer team at Spring Lake High School and has been a Coerver coach for 15 years.

Matthew Backberg

Matt is one of our newer coaches. He currently coaches for North Suburban Soccer Association (NSSA). Matt has been involved with soccer since he was a little kid. He has a vast knowledge about the game of soccer. Matt played for St. Paul Central's Varsity squad from 2002-2006. They were runners up in the State Tournament in 2003. Matt has been involved with the Minnesota Recreational Soccer Leagues since 2007-present. He attended St. Cloud State University. 


 

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