Gustie Soccer Camps
Assistant Director and Head Coach
Dane Obermeyer is currently coaching for Minnesota Thunder Academy (MTA) and Eden Prairie Soccer Club (EPSC). At MTA, Obermeyer is the head coach of the U12 C1 girls team and the U14 C1 boys team. With EPSC, he is the head coach of the U16 Premier girls team. Obermeyer was previously the head coach of the U16 C+ girls team and helped run the youth development program at EPSC.
Previously to MTA and EPSC, Obermeyer spent four seasons as an assistant with the Gustavus women’s soccer team. A member of Gustavus men’s soccer MIAC Championship teams in 2006 and 2007, Obermeyer played in 28 games as a midfielder, compiling two goals and one assist for five points during his career.
Since graduating from Gustavus in 2008, Obermeyer has also worked with the MapleBrook Soccer Association and Gustie Soccer Camp. The Los Alamos, New Mexico native evaluated player skills for the Maple Brook Club Soccer boys and girls teams for U-11 through U-17. He also served as an instructor at Gustie Soccer Camp the past four summers.
Head Coach and Speed and Agility Coach
Kristen Konkol recently finished her second year as the speed and agility coach for the women’s soccer team at Gustavus as well as her first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach within the athletics department. A native of Waupaca, Wisconsin, Konkol brings an extensive background in health and exercise science, human performance, and kinesiology to Gustavus.
After graduating from Waupaca High School in 1995, Konkol attended the University of Toledo where she spent four seasons as a point guard on the women’s basketball team. Konkol went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Toledo in 1999. She then attended the University of Minnesota and earned a master’s degree in kinesiology in 2001. Following her master’s work, Kristen worked as a community program specialist at the University of Minnesota working on research grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation and National Institute of Health.
In 2008 she went on to work for the ELCA Global Mission unit as Co-coordinator of the Young Adults in Global Mission program in South Africa. She also began working for the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) Sport Science Department as a lecturer, lab instructor, and performance specialist. During her time at KwaZulu-Natal, Konkol also worked towards and eventually achieved a Ph.D. in sports science from the University in 2013. She also played on several semi-professional soccer teams during her time in South Africa.