2017 Soccer Coaches
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Kurtis Boardsen
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Westminster College
Phone: 660-651-6152

Missouri native Kurtis Boardsen is tabbed the next head coach for the Stephens College soccer program, the athletics department announced Tuesday. Boardsen becomes the third coach to lead the Stars' soccer program since its restart in 2012. He is set to begin his duties immediately.

"We are thrilled to announce the addition of Kurtis Boardsen as head soccer coach for the Stars," Athletic Director Adam Samson said. "Throughout the interview process, it was evident that Kurtis possessed the right combination of leadership, energy and knowledge of the game. He is exactly what we were looking for to positively impact the soccer program and our athletics department."

Boardsen comes to Stephens after spending a year coaching at Sporting Columbia Soccer Club. He previously coached at Moberly High School and worked the Number One Soccer Camps in Missouri and Wisconsin.

"I am very proud and excited to become a part of the Stephens College Soccer Program,” Boardsen said. “It is every coach’s dream to be able to come into such a young program and get to help build something special.

“I plan on developing and refining the skills of our current players, while also creating good relationships with High School and Club coaches around the state of Missouri to ensure strong recruiting efforts year after year. Part of becoming a successful program is establishing rapport with youth coaches and players, while being able to find/select the best and correct players for your team.  I look forward to overcoming any challenges ahead that will ultimately lead to Stephens College being a successful program and desired destination!"

Boardsen was a four-year member of the Westminster College Men’s Soccer team in Fulton, Mo. He graduated from Westminster in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in mathematics and secondary education

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Kelly Ross
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Columbia College
Phone: 573-876-7196
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Don Schmidt
Volunteer Assistant - 3rd Season