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Tonka United Staff

Staff - Bobbi


Bobbi Hoebelheinrich

  • Director since 2007
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, CPCC
  • 30 years of extensive business experience (Operations, HR, Management, Risk Management, Sales)
  • BA Degree from California State University Fullerton
  • Overall Club Administration
  • 2017 Minnetonka Spinnaker Award Recipient

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Staff - Jonathan


Jonathan Schaefer

  • Director since November 2010
  • USSF "A" License
  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coaching Instructor
  • USC Director of Coaching Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeper Levels I, II, & III
  • 24+ years youth soccer coaching and development
  • Owns and operates FootHolde Soccer Camps & Training (since 2003)
  • 8 years of college coaching as an assistant for Augsburg Men's
  • 8 years of high school coaching as a head coach (DeLaSalle and Mounds View)
  • Former Director of Coaching Cottage Grove United Soccer Club (7 years) and Bangu Tsunami Regional Director (now MTA)
  • Former Collegiate Player at St. Mary's University

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Staff - Kelly


Kelly Taylor

  • Youth Director since 2010
  • USSF National Youth License, NSCAA "Advanced National" Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level I, NFHS Diploma, USC Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Current Eden Prairie Varsity Girls Head Coach
  • Current 06 Academy and 12 Academy Girls Coach
  • 11 years of high school coaching - 2 MSHSL "AA" Championships
  • 2x Section Assistant Coach of the Year (2013, 2019)
  • Former Cottage Grove Technical Director
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota

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Staff - Wayne


Wayne Harrison

  • UEFA Professional "A" License Coach since 1996
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma holder and Staff Coach
  • Bachelors Degree in Sports Psychology/Applied Physiology
  • Professional Player at Blackpool Football Club (England) and Oulu Palloseura (Finland)
  • Professional Coach in England and abroad (Finland, United Arab Emirates, and USA)
  • Represented Great Britain Soccer team in the World Student Games in Mexico in 1979
  • Former Academy Director at Blackpool Football Club (England)
  • Former Academy Director at Al Ain Football Club (United Arab Emirates, Middle East)
    • During his time as Academy Director, Al Ain Soccer Club achieved seven National Championships at Youth Professional Level (U9 to U19) in the United Arab Emirates. Six age groups finishing Championship Runners-up during that time.
    • Voted the Top Professional Academy in the UAE by Marco Monte of Inter Milan, the consultant for the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in 2011.
    • Defeating teams such as Inter Milan, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Raja of Morocco in tournaments at U15 and U16 to highlight the level of play.
  • Former Director of Coaching at Eden Prairie Soccer Club (MN) for 9 years from 2000-2009
  • Former Boys Director of Coaching at Surf Soccer Club (San Diego, California)
  • Former Technical Director at Nationals Capital (Lansing, Michigan)
  • Author - 14 Soccer Coaching Books and four DVDs on Soccer Training, plus 32 eBooks on Game Development
  • Educational Soccer Symposium Clinician - Over many years: NSCAA, World Class Coaching, Reedswain and many State organizations throughout the USA as well as in the UAE, England and Japan.
  • Soccer Awareness Professional Training Programs - "Teaching a One Touch Mentality" Established in 1996, Soccer Awareness is a developmental training company with the objective being teaching the mind a brain-focused, proven, one-touch training method to develop quicker playing and a quicker-thinking mindset in players.

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Staff - Brian


Brian Jungwirth

  • USSF "C" License
  • Certified Specialist - Strength and Conditioning (NSCA)
  • Certified Specialist - Corrective Exercise (NASM)
  • Certified Specialist - Sport and Exercise Nutrition Level I
  • Current Academy of Holy Angels Boys Varsity Assistant
  • Current Edina Boys Basketball Varsity Assistant
  • Former Director of Coaching at Bloomington Youth Soccer
  • 9 years of high school soccer coaching experience
  • 11 years of club coaching experience

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Staff - Kellen


Kellen Johnson

  • USSF "D" License
  • 11 years of soccer coaching experience
  • 6 years with Tonka United
  • Graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College

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Staff - Ben


Ben Cherney

  • Tonka United Coach since 2010
  • High school basketball coach
  • Extensive experience running youth camps and clinics
  • Graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Staff - Kevin


Kevin Lebahn

  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level II
  • Former Benilde St. Margaret's Boys Goalkeeper Coach
  • Current Augsburg University Men's Goalkeeper Coach
  • Former Collegiate Player at College of St. John's

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Staff - Scott


Scott Helling-Christy

  • USSF "C" License
  • Tonka United Coach since 1987
  • Current Girl's Varsity Coach at Benilde St. Margaret's - 4 MSHSL "A" Championships
  • 23 years of high school coaching (Benilde St. Margaret's
  • Current U10 Academy Boys Coach



Staff - Cheryl


Cheryl Gaebel

  • Involved with Tonka United for 13 years, in both the recreational and competitive programs - including nine years a team manger and two years as a part-time office assistant
  • Worked for 20 years as a software engineer
  • 18 years volunteering in Minnetonka Public Schools
  • Received the Spinnaker Award in 2012
  • Currently volunteers at many community organizations

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Staff - Mary


Mary Henderson

  • 13 years of involvement with Tonka United both in the recreation and competitive programs
  • 5 years of managing her children's soccer teams
  • 13 years of volunteering in the Minnetonka School District
  • Volunteer at various community organizations
  • Former soccer player

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Staff - Dave


Dave Golan

  • Developmental Scout for US Soccer
  • USSF "A" License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Former Collegiate Coach (University of SC, Appalachian State, Evansville)
  • Former Collegiate Player (University of SC)

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