MOORHEAD — Concordia athletic director Rachel Bergeson on Friday, June 4, announced Andy Kohel as the new Cobbers head men's soccer coach.
Kohel takes over for Ben Schneweis, who switched positions within the department at the end of April. Kohel was the head coach for Johnson & Wales University in Denver before the school ended all athletic programs in the summer of 2020 and then ceased operations for the entire campus this year.
Prior to his time at Johnson & Wales, Kohel was the top assistant at Colorado College. At Colorado College, Kohel was responsible for planning training sessions, coaching defenders, video analysis, scouting, player identification and recruiting, and coordinating on-campus visits.
Additionally, Kohel has been involved in club and Olympic Development Program (ODP) coaching. He is currently a staff coach for the Colorado Rapids club, and has worked with Colorado Rush and FC Green Bay. Kohel was involved with the Olympic Development Program in Wisconsin and was the head coach of the Wisconsin state 2000 boys team.
Kohel grew up in Racine, Wis., and played college soccer at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he was a four-year starter at defender. He graduated from Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 2014 with a bachelor's degree in history.