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Minnesota West Offers Soccer


Minnesota West will be offering club soccer for the fall 2016 athletic season. John Gossom will coach the women’s team and Kris Babler will coach the men’s team.

Gossom has experience while in the Czech Republic building athletic teams. He holds a U.S. Soccer coaching license and played soccer in the past. He has also helped with the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club in Sioux Falls. Gossom works in the LARC on the Worthington campus, teaches adjunct courses for the college, and leads classes at the YMCA.

Babler was most recently hired at Minnesota West to coach men’s basketball and will also be coaching soccer; he has over 10 years’ experience coaching at the high school and college level. He has started a boys' basketball and boys' track program at the high school level. Previously, he was the head men’s basketball coach & instructor at Rainy River Community College and is returning home from a deployment with the U.S. Army Reserves.

For more information on participating, call 800-658-2330.