FARIBAULT, MINN. - Shattuck-St. Mary’s Boys Soccer Center of Excellence has announced Alex Kuehl as the new head coach of the Boys U15DA team.
Alex Kuehl joined the Shattuck-St. Mary’s coaching staff in 2013 as a goalkeeper coach and assistant coach. Prior to his arrival, Coach Kuehl served as an assistant coach at Carleton College from 2011-2013. During his time at Carleton, the Knights won two MIAC championships and made one NCAA tournament appearance. He also served as a club coach with the Valley United Soccer Association and instructor for Coerver Coaching and Keeper Konnections goalkeeper camps.
Before joining the staff at Carleton, Coach Kuehl played for four years at St. Olaf College, serving as a captain in his final year. In his time as a Lion, the team made it to the MIAC tournament finals in 2007 and qualified for the NCAA tournament in 2009.
“I am genuinely excited to name Alex as our next 15DA Head Coach. Alex began as a part-time assistant goalkeeper coach here at SSM five years ago; he quickly progressed to be a full-time assistant and goalkeeper coach. All the while, he continued his coaching education, culminating this year with him earning his US Soccer A License. Alex has been on the coaching staff of multiple SSM playoff seasons as well as a DA championship game. In addition, two goalkeepers under his tutelage have been called into multiple youth national team camps. More important than his experiences, Alex is a quality person. He has a genuine concern for young people. His personal philosophy and teaching background allows him to keep in perspective the long term - a critical trait for our youngest team. The game on the weekend is not near as important as the game years down the road, which is not near as important as the development, growth, and experience on this life-journey. Our soccer program has taken another step forward with the naming of Coach Kuehl as a head coach,” said Sean Bushey, SSM Director of Boys Soccer.