EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL NAMES NEW HEAD GIRLS SOCCER COACH
APPLE VALLEY, MN- Eastview High School Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Athletics, Matt Percival, has announced the hiring of Jason Obarski as Head Girls Soccer Coach for the 2019-20 season. Obarski will replace Dave Herem who resigned this past off-season from his head coaching duties. Coach Herem left an incredible legacy in his time in the Eastview Girls Soccer program focusing on his core values of Brave, Kind, Genuine and Wise.
Coach Obarski brings many years of experience to the position from club, high school, and college programs. Most notably, Obarski was the Head Women’s Coach at Dakota County Technical College, a staff coach at the University of Minnesota with the Men’s club program, and the Head Boys Soccer Coach at Farmington High School. In addition, he has been a former Athletic Director and Director of youth soccer clubs within the metro area. His experience with club teams has ranged from Rec through U19 girls and boys.
In high school, Obarski was a two-sport athlete for the Apple Valley Eagles. Obarski was awarded All-State honors in soccer and football. He was also part of the All-State Tournament team in soccer. As a defender, he was 2nd on the team in goals his senior year and the team finished in 3rd place. Off the field, he was actively involved in the school DECA program, placing at the state event. Obarski received scholarship opportunities for both soccer and football from his playing days.
In college, Obarski attended North Dakota State University on a football scholarship for kicking and punting before transferring to St. Olaf College. During his time at St. Olaf, Obarski was an All-Conference athlete and current record holder for most punts inside the 20 in a season (19) and longest punt (79 yards). He was also an active member of FCA off the field. Although he played football, Obarski immediately began coaching soccer as a college student to be connected to the game he loved and was passionate towards.
Obarski graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. In 2016, he completed his Master’s in Educational Leadership at Concordia-St. Paul. In addition, Obarski currently holds his La Liga Level 3 coaching certification. He currently works at Dakota County Technical College as an Academic and Financial Aid Advisor. Obarski lives in Lakeville with his wife, Jillian, an Eastview alum, and two children Myles (2) and Wilhelmina (1).
ATTENTION ALL CURRENT EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYERS AND PARENTS: There will be an opportunity to meet Coach Obarski during a short introductory “Meet and Greet” on Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in Lecture Room C250 at Eastview High School.
Quote from Coach Obarski:
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Eastview Girls Soccer program. To be able to impact so many lives both on and off the field is something I have always felt passionate about doing. Sports played such a pivotal role in my development and I look forward to making the same impact in our student-athletes as we prepare them to be life-long role models. I am eager to start connecting with the current families at EVHS and build a strong youth connection to bring our soccer community full circle.”
Quote from AD Matt Percival:
“We have been blessed with two outstanding coaches in the Eastview Girls Soccer program the last twenty-two years and believe that Coach Obarski will do a fantastic job in continuing that tradition. His beliefs and philosophy are clearly aligned with the Eastview Guiding Principles and believe his head coaching experience at the high school, collegiate and club levels with boys and girls of varying ages will serve as a great foundation to help each individual, as well as the program as a whole, reach their goals while staying focused on the greater purpose of education based athletics. ”