WI United - Howard

Eric Gebhard

Coach Gebhard comes to Wisconsin United from the Howard District.  From 2018-2020 Gebhard acted as the Director of Coaching for the United Hurricanes. Gebhard is well known in the collegiate community on a regional level as a successful clinician, scout, recruiter and game manager.

"I am thrilled we have succeeded in partnering with the communities of Appleton and DePere.  The three communities along with the support of Minnesota United will help propel our youth members reach their potential on and off the field."

Gebhard's 1996 girls were promoted from State First Division through to the Midwest Regional League in just 18 months. The girls also placed runner-up in the 2014 WI State Cup after ousting the previous year's champion in the semifinal. From that group, 15 players went on to play collegiate soccer including five athletic scholarships. Coach Gebhard has a strong reputation of promoting players and teams to the next level.

From 2013-2018 Gebhard worked as the assistant coach at St. Norbert College. In Gebhard's first season the team reached the Midwest Conference tournament final after defeating then powerhouse Carroll University. The team's appearance in the final was significant due to its 2-14-1 season just two years prior.

While at St. Norbert, he assisted the Head Coach in all aspects of operations including scouting, recruiting, camps and player development. During his tenure, the Knights have been ranked as high as #19 Nationally and #2 in the North Division by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Knights have earned two Midwest Conference Championships and had 14 All-Conference players, one Conference Player of the Year and three NSCAA regional players. The Knights have been to the Midwest Conference Tournament four out of five years during his tenure.

In 2018 he signed on as an assistant with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  At Green Bay he assists with training and game management of the men's soccer team.

Coach Gebhard is perhaps best known for his enthusiasm and versatility. He has coached both boys and girls from age 7 though college.

Additional Experience:

  • United Hurricanes, Director of Coaching 2018-Current
  • UW-Green Bay Assitant Men's Coach, 2018-Current
  • St. Norber College Asst,. Men's Coach 2013-2018
  • Head Coach Numerous Club Teams: De Pere Select, Green Bay Lightning, Allouez, United Hurricanes
  • Girls Youth Academy Director - De Pere Select, 2009-2015
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