TONKA UNITED TEAM COACHES

2012 Summer Coaches

Blue = Top Team in the Age Group
White = 2nd Team
Red = 3rd Team

Girls

U11 Coaches:

  • Sharon Haggerty – Tonka United Rec Director, Former Crown College Player, USSF D License, Minnetonka Elementary School Teacher
  • Chris Cole - Former Tonka United Player
  • Bob Keyho - 2011 Tonka United Coach of the Year
  • Andy Moore - 2nd year Tonka United Coach (11 years rec coaching experience)
  • Emily Rausch - Tonka United Player
  • Allison Tsuchiya – Former Tonka United Player, Club Coach, and High School Captain, Starz Coach, College of St. Ben’s
  • Ali Goers – Former Tonka United Player, Former U10 Girls Coach, FootHolde Coach

U12 Coaches:

  • Scott Helling-Christy – 2011 U14 Premier Coach, Former Tonka United Master Coach ,Tonka United Coach for 26 years, Club Trainer, Benilde St. Margaret’s Girls Varsity Head Coach, Holds his USSF C license
  • Amy Brown – 3-Year High School Captain, Former Crown College Player, Long-standing Tonka United Youth Coach
  • Kevin Kelly - Long time Tonka United Coach
  • Marcus Zbinden - 2nd year Tonka United Coach

U13 Blue: Kara Pederson

  • Certified personal trainer
  • USSF D license
  • Former Armstrong Varsity Head Coach
  • Former collegiate player for St. Ben’s University
  • 2011 U13C1 Girls Head Coach, Club Trainer

U13 White: Adam Voight

  • Varsity Assistant Coach at Eastridge High School

U13 Red: Grant Netzell and Katie Stenseth

  • Former high school players
  • Former MYSA club coaches

U14 Blue: Kelly Taylor

  • Associate Varsity Coach at Minnetonka High School Womens Soccer
  • U8-U10 Tonka Director/Staff Coach
  • NSCAA National License

U14 White: Kevin Vongsaphay

  • Minnetonka High School Sophomore Boys Coach
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level III Diploma
  • 2011 U15C2 Girls Head Coach

U14 Red: Bill Manning

  • Long time Tonka United Coach

U15 Blue (Premier Team): Chris Engelbret

  • U13-U18 Tonka Girls Director/Staff Coach
  • USSF C License
  • Former Macalester Assistant Coach and player
  • Elementary teacher
    Assistant Coach: Amy Larson
  • Delano Girls Varsity Head Coach
  • Former 3-time All-Conference Player – Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Licensed Teacher

U15 White: Mike Landerholm

  • Roseville High School Coach
  • Former collegiate player for Hamline University
  • 2011 U14C1 Head Coach
  • State D License

U15 Red: Ned Tabat

  • Long time Tonka United Coach

U16 Blue: Tom Courchene

  • Varsity Assistant Coach and staff member at Eden Prairie High School
  • USSF C License
  • U11-U12 Tonka United Director/Staff Coach

U16 White: Adam Voight

  • Varsity assistant coach at East Ridge High School

U17 Blue: Jessica Meuwissen

  • Girls Varsity Assistant Coach at the Academy of Holy Angels
  • USSF D License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level III Diploma
  • Former collegiate player

Assistant Coach: Jeff Junkermeier (see info below)

U18 Blue: Jeff Junkermeier

  • Many years as a top team Tonka United Coach
  • Tonka United Vice President

Boys

U11 Coaches:

  • Dan Deveau – Former Tonka United Player and Starz Coach, FootHolde Coach, Former U of M Player
  • Steven Christopher – 2011 U12C1 Girls Coach, USSF D License, 2-Time All-Conference Collegiate Player, Assistant Collegiate Coach
  • Jay Erb - 4th year Tonka United Coach

U12 Coaches:

  • Dennis Lynn –Orono High School Boys JV Coach, USSF D License
  • Zack Paulsen - Crown College Player

U12 Age Group Coach: Mike Rogers

  • Former Division I Collegiate Player (University of Virginia)
  • Current Head Coach Minnetonka Boys’ Varsity
  • Recently won state championship with 2011 Tonka U13C2 Boys

U13 Blue: Stephen Christopher

  • 2011 U12C1 Girls Coach 
  • USSF D License 
  • 2-Time All-Conference Collegiate Player 
  • Assistant Collegiate Coach

U14 Blue: Zac Zalewski

  • Collegiate NAIA All-American (2 years)
  • Former Collegiate Assistant Coach – University of Mary
  • USSF D License
  • 2011 U12C1 Boys Head Coach

U14 White: Taqee Khaled

  • Former MYSA club coach

U15 Blue: Ben Bushmann

  • Academy of Holy Angels Men's Assistant Coach
  • Long time Minnesota club coach
  • Former St. Mary's player

U15 White: Ian Newville

  • Current Collegiate player (Crown College)
  • Former Tonka United (10 yrs) and Minnetonka HS Player

U16 Blue: Dave Goergen

  • Girls JV Coach – Edina HS
  • Former Boys Varsity Assistant  - Robbinsdale Cooper
  • USSF D License

U16 White: Bjorn Lapakko

  • Breck High School, Assistant Coach

U17 Blue: Adam Pribyl

  • DeLaSalle High School – Soccer Standout
  • Former Premier Level Player
  • Recently led 2011 U16C3 to promotion and state tournament

U18 Blue: Mike Speca

  • Long time Tonka United Coach