Rachel Tackmann – Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team, began her position in 2013. Prior to this experience, she worked hard to improve not only her own skills but those of others as well.
Coach Tackmann’s soccer career took off in the small town of Lake City, MN. Starting varsity when she was only in seventh grade, she earned many awards including most valuable player, best offensive player, and all conference. After high school she attended RCTC, where she played soccer for Coach Hare. After playing two seasons at RCTC, she attended Saint Mary’s University of MN, where she played soccer for one year. After her semester at Saint Mary’s, Coach Tackmann began to travel and was given the opportunity to play in both a Costa Rican league as well as a Romanian League. During her time in Romania, she met and was trained by the head women’s soccer coach of Romania.
Recently, Coach Tackmann has developed and run her own soccer camps. Her main focus was placed on creating soccer opportunities for children where programs were not being offered. She plans on continuing her work in order to help local towns build soccer programs that will help children improve their soccer skills. This is Coach Tackmann’s third year as assistant soccer coach; she hopes to help the team expand its talent with the anticipation of a great season.