Coaching Staff

Russ Schouweiler

Head Coach

  • Sixth Year as Head Coach
  • 2005 Graduate of Luther College
  • 2013 Iowa Conference Co-Coach of the Year
  • Has led the Norse to 50 wins since taking over the program, including a 14-win season in 2015
  • During his tenure he has led the Norse to the semifinals of the Iowa Conference Tournament four times
  • Four-year letter winner while at Luther who played on two conference championship and two national tournament teams, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2001
  • Took over Norse program after serving two years as an assistant women's coach at Macalester College
  • Prior to his duties at Macalester, he was the girls head coach at Simley High School from 2005-08, where his teams were consistently ranked in the top-10 in Minnesota Class 3A and 4A
  • From 2002-10 he was asenior coach for the St. Croix Soccer Club reaching the Minnesota State Cup Finals in 2007 and 2009 and the semifinals in 2008 as well as three straight indoor league championships from 2007-09.
  • From 2004-05 he was the Decorah High School head boys coach and led the Vikings to a 15-5 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament

Molly Ford

Assistant Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • 2013 Graduate of Luther College
  • Joins Luther coaching staff from Presentation College where she was the Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Three-year letter winner while playing for the Norse who also served as team captain
  • Member of Luther's 2009 Iowa Conference championship team
  • While at Luther coached Decorah United Soccer Club U10-U12 Girls
  • Played her high school soccer at Appleton West High School
  • Named all-conference and served as team captain for two years

Julie Shockey Trytten

Assistant Coach

  • 2000 Graduate of Luther College
  • Begins 15th year as an assistant coach
  • Along with helping with the soccer program she is Luther's Coordinator of Campus News
  • Four-year letter winner during her playing days for the Norse

Laree Schouweiler

Assistant Coach

    • Fourth year as an assistant coach
    • 2007 graduate of Augsburg College
    • Graduated from University of St.Thomas with a Master's in Leadership (emphasis in Activities and Athletic Administration)
    • Prior to joining the Norse staff she was the Head JV/Assistant Varsity women's soccer coach at Academy of Holy Angels from 2007-12
    • She was named the Missota Conference assistant coach of the Year - 2005
    • Also was the head coach for the Minneapolis United Soccer Club (2008-10) and Farmington Soccer Club (2005-08)
    • NSCAA National Diploma - 2010
    • USSF D License - 2008
    • She is also a certified Group Fitness and Health Coach and registered Yoga teacher


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