New Gopher Soccer Coach Golan Picks Assistants for 2012 Season
Stefanie Golan, new head coach for the University of Minnesota women’s soccer program, has named her assistant coaches for the 2012 season. Former Golden Gopher standout Krystle (Kallman) Seidel will remain with the team as an assistant working with the field players and Deana Waintraub, Golan’s former assistant at Army, will be added to the staff. Gone is former goalkeeper and assistant coach Jerrod Roh.
“I am thrilled to announce that Krystle will remain on staff. She was very impressive during the interview process. Krystle has the unique perspective of having played at Minnesota as well as being an integral member of the coaching staff. I know the players hold her in high regard, and she is passionate about wanting the program to continue to grow and attain great success. Her work ethic is outstanding, and her ties to the Minnesota soccer community are of utmost importance as we move forward.”
Before joining the Army staff in 2010, Deana Waintraub was an assistant at Slippery Rock University where she also earned her Masters of Education in Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction. She has also coached with the North Carolina ODP program and served as the FCCA Director of Coaching in Rowan County.
“I am excited to bring Deana to Minnesota from Army,” said Golan. “Deana has been nothing short of impressive and excellent as we have developed a tremendous working relationship at Army. She is extremely professional, passionate, and an excellent teacher of the game. Deana was a top notch goalkeeper as a player and has emerged as a bright star as a goalkeeper coach at this level. I am confident that she will make an immediate positive impact on the Golden Gopher soccer program.”
The appointment of Waintraub is Golan’s first real visible change to the Gopher soccer program as she replaces Jerrod Roh, who was the team’s goalkeeper coach chosen by former head coach Mikki Denney Wright. Roh came to the program in July of 2007 after spending 3 years as an assistant women’s coach at the University of Kentucky and 2 years at Western Carolina University.