|Title:||Assistant Coach - Goalkeepers|
Julie Eibensteiner enters her fourth season in 2016 as a part of the Tommies' women’s soccer staff, working specifically with goalkeepers.
In her first four years, Eibensteiner has helped the Tommies to an overall record of 46-24-8 and an MIAC mark of 29-10-5. St. Thomas is coming off three consecutive MIAC Playoff appearances from 2014-16, and back-to-back MIAC regular season titles in 2015 and 2016, the fifth and sixth titles in progam history. The Tommies also made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years.
Along the way, Julie has played an instrumental role in the development of 2015 and 2016 MIAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year, three-time MIAC All-Conference, and third-team All-America keeper Tarynn Theilig, having worked with her all four years of her collegiate career.
Eibensteiner and the other St. Thomas coaches were honored as the Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016.
She is currently a part of the coaching staff with MN ODP and Region II ODP holding a USSF 'A' License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.
Eibensteiner also brings substantial playing experience to the staff. She competed for five seasons as a goalkeeper at the University of Minnesota, where the program captured the Big Ten Championship in 1997 and earned three berths in the NCAA Championships.
Upon graduation, Eibensteiner served as an assistant coach at Iowa State University for two seasons before returning to Minnesota to pursue further education. She currently holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Kinesiology and a PhD in Physical Therapy, all from the University of Minnesota.
Julie lives in Blaine, Minn., and owns her physical therapy practice, Laurus Athletic Rehab and Performance, specializing in ACL rehab for competitive athletes.