Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hill-Murray added Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman to its boys soccer coaching staff, the Maplewood Catholic high school announced May 11.

“Brent’s playing experience provides our Pioneer players with a unique coaching perspective,” said varsity head coach Jeff Zupfer for a press release.

Brent Kallman

Kallman, a parishioner of St. Ambrose in Woodbury, will train all of teams in the Pioneers’ boys soccer program for skill development and learning strategy. One of six Minnesotans in Major League Soccer, Kallman has four years of professional soccer experience.

He joined Minnesota United in 2013 when the club played in the North American Soccer League, and he remained with the team when it joined MLS this year. He has started all nine games this season and has one goal.

“His competitive drive and ability to teach the details of the game will help raise our program,” Zupfer said.

Kallman, a Woodbury native, has experienced the Minnesota high school soccer scene before too as a player for Woodbury High School in the 2000s. He went on to play NCAA Division I soccer at Creighton University, which made the final four of the College Cup twice during his time there.

“The players in the boys program are buzzing about the incredible resource we’ve added to our staff,” Zupfer said.

Hill-Murray’s varsity team went 8-10-1 last year and lost in the Class A Section 4 semifinals. The Pioneers last made state in 2013.

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