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Technical Director

Greg Holker

Technical Director

Director of Coaching Greg Holker

Holker leading a session at the 2014 MYSA Symposium

A Burnsville native, Greg Holker led BV United through its inception as its first Director of Coaching and now acts as the club's Technical Director.  He holds the United States Soccer Federation 'A' License, US Youth Soccer National Youth License, the USSF Grassroots Instructor License and has his Premier Diploma from United Soccer Coaches. He currently serves as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Augsburg University in Minneapolis and as a US Soccer Coaching Education Instructor. Holker has coached for over 25 years at all levels of club, high school, amateur and college soccer. Throughout his coaching career he has worked with multiple players who have signed Major League Soccer contracts and many additional players that have signed professional contracts in other leagues, both domestic and in Europe.

With a philosophy rooted in the United States Soccer Federation's Curriculum, Holker has also spent time around the world (Argentina, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland) studying the game first hand as a player and coach.

Coaching Licensure

  • United States Soccer Federation 'A' License
  • United States Soccer Federation Grassroots Instructor License
  • United States Soccer Federation National Youth License
  • United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level II Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches 7v7/9v9 Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches 11v11 Diploma

Misc. Coaching Roles

  • US Soccer Coaching Education Instructor, 2004-present
  • Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Symposium Clinician, 2012 & 2014
  • Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA) Clinician, 2013
  • Minnesota Soccer Coaching Academy (MSCA) Clinician, 2012-2013
  • Minnesota Olympic Development Program Head Coach, 2003-2012
  • Minnesota Soccer Association (MSA) Head Coach, 2007

Coaching Highlights

  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Augsburg College, 2004-present
  • Two-time MIAC Coach of the Year, 2006 & 2010
  • Winningest Coach in Augsburg History, est. 1968
  • Head Boy’s Soccer Coach at Academy of Holy Angels, 2003
  • NSCAA Minnesota Coach of the Year
  • Assistant Boy’s Soccer Coach at Bloomington Jefferson High School, 2002
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, 2000-01