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Tonka United Directors and Staff


Executive Director: Bobbi Hoebelheinrich

  • Director at Tonka United 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


Director of Coaching & Player Development: Jonathan Schaefer

  • Director since November 2010
  • USSF "A" License, Youth License, and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level III
  • 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)
  • 7 years as Director of Coaching for Cottage Grove United Soccer Club
  • Former Collegiate Player at St. Mary's University




Youth Director: Kelly Taylor

  • Youth Director since 2010
  • USSF National Youth License, NSCAA "Advanced National" Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1, NFHS Diploma
  • Benilde - St. Margret's Girls Varsity Assistant
  • 10 Years of High School Coaching (Eden Prairie; Minnetonka) -2 MSHSL "AA" Championships
  • Former Cottage Grove Technical Director
  • Currently U10 Academy Girls Coach
  • Graduate of University of Minnesota



U13-14 Director: Brian Jungwirth

  • USSF "C" License
  • Certified Specialist - Strength and Conditioning (NSCA)
  • Certified Specialist - Corrective Exercise (NASM)
  • Certified Specialist -  Sport and Exercise Nutrition Level 1
  • Academy of Holy Angels Boys' Varsity Assistant
  • Current Edina Boys' Basketball Varsity Assistant
  • Former Director of Coaching Bloomington Youth Soccer
  • 8 Years of High School Soccer coaching experience
  • 10 Years of Club coaching experience


U7-8 Director: Kellen Johnson

  • Ten years of soccer coaching experience
  • Six years with Tonka United
  • Graduate of Gustavus Adolphus


Recreation Director: Ben Cherney

  • Tonka United Coach Since 2010
  • High School Basketball Coach
  • Extensive experience at running camps and clinics
  • Graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison



Goalkeeper Coach: Kevin Lebahn

  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level II
  • Benilde - St. Margaret's Goalkeeper Coach (Men's)
  • Augsburg College Goalkeeper Coach (Men's)
  • Former collegiate player at College of St. John's


U8-10 Staff Coach: Scott Helling-Christy


  • USSF "C" license
  • Tonka United Coach since 1987
  • Current Women's Varsity Coach at Benilde- St. Margaret's - 4 MSHSL "A" Championships
  • 23 Years of High School Coaching (Benilde- St. Margaret's)
  • U8-U10 Staff Coach
  • Current U10 Academy Boys Coach

Registrar: 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
  • Has volunteered for 18 years in Minnetonka Public Schools
  • Received the Spinnaker Award in 2012
  • Volunteer at many community organizations


Competitive Coordinator: Mary Henderson

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



College Advisory Program: 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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