COACHING STAFF

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ALAN MERRICK

Head Coach - Gold

Born in England, Alan played professionally at the highest level with West Bromwich Albion and the England U-18 National team. He then traveled to the United States, where he signed with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League and was capped for the US National Team. He has been at the helm of Minnesota Club soccer for over 20 years.

MIKE SWENSON

Head Coach - Maroon

Mike Swenson has been leading Maroon since 2017. Under his guidance, Maroon has seen a remarkable rise, qualifying for the national tournament 3 times in 4 seasons and becoming a top opponent in the region over many schools top club teams. A former Gopher himself, Swenson led the club team in scoring his senior year before taking over as coach the following season.

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CAMERON NASE

Head Coach - Maroon

Alongside Swenson, Cameron Nase has guided Maroon to their new peak. Also a former Gopher and former president of the club, Nase was a dominant center-back and brings his defensive knowledge to the forefront of his coaching.

JOSEPH HARRIS

Assistant Coach

Harris is a recently graduated Gopher alum who has translated a wealth of playing experience into a coaching role. Only in his second year coaching in the club, Harris will provide valuable knowledge for many seasons to come.

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