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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. 

Alex Malik
Alex is from Stillwater, MN and has had a passion and enthusiasm for soccer since he was able to dribble a ball. Graduating from Stillwater Area High School he went on to attend Kansas State. Alex has coaching diplomas with the NSCAA and is continually growing as a coach by furthering his coaching education.

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. Carl is Assistant Coach of the Championship NSC Minnesota Stars and is also the Coaching Director Read the full bio…

Jay Moore

Jay has coached many MYSA teams in the past, has worked for many clubs as a skills trainer, as well as being a Coerver Trainer for the past four years. He holds his National B and C Licenses, The NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, and has coached at Fridley and Roseville Area High Schools. Born and raised 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.

Amelia Kasten

Amelia has been a Coerver Trainer for four years and has coached at high school (Edina, St Charles) and in Club Youth Soccer (Rochester, Edina ). She is a graduate of Winona State (All-American) and spent a year with the University of Minnesota. Amelia holds the USSF C License.

Josh Roy

Josh Roy has been an enthusiastic and dedicated Coerver Trainer for the past 4 years. Josh holds the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma which he attended in April 2011. He is a coach and trainer for The Edina Soccer Club.

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. 

Ben LeVahn

Ben has been a loyal Coerver Trainer for several year, and completed his Coerver Youth Diploma last year. He is a full time teacher at Park Center High School and is the Head Girls Coach at Maple Grove High School.

Jason Jacob

Jason has a long history of successful soccer coaching in Minnesota as the Head Boys coach at Coon Rapids and at club level. He is currently the manager of the ADRENALINE SPORTS CENTER in Coon Rapids and helps promote Coerver in many ways for Coerver Minnesota, including our programming at the NSC in Blaine.

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.

Aron Chapman
Aron Chapman has been with Coerver for the last 4 years. He hails from Birmingham, England, and recently graduated from Oklahoma City University, where he got his bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Aron has lots of playing experience, both from England, and America where he played for Oklahoma City University for 4 years. 
Nick Ciliberti
Nick one of our goalkeeper trainers, and specifically works with the goalies. He is currently a coach at Eden Prairie Soccer Club, as well as a referee with USSF Soccer Referees. Nick Studied Chiropractic at Northwestern Heath Sciences Universtiy. Nick has great knowledge on goalkeeper motions, and reactions, which makes him a vital part of our Coerver Team.

Kendra Drew
Kendra has been with Coerver for the last two years. She graduated from St. Cloud State University where she played soccer and graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Kendra has played soccer at a high level, and has a great understanding of the beautiful game.

Cole Eckert
Cole is one of our newer Coerver Coaches. Cole plays for Dakota Rev U18 boys Premier team currently, and will be going to college once he graduates High School this coming spring. Cole has played soccer for a number of years, and is a player who understands the game well, especilly from a midfielder mindset. 

David Engler
David has the Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma and USSF E License and has been a loyal, and enthusiastic coach for many years at various summer camps, 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 Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and spends his free time coaching three sons in soccer and hockey. He currently lives in Edina and coaches and trains with 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

Lee Pemberton

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

Adam Tremblay

Bryan Ufheil

Phil Walczak

Alicia Halikas

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. 

Nicole Tiggs

Raudel Perez

Chris Early

Logan Senne

Ethan Yager

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. 

Danny Thompson

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.


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