Dan Palmer
Oberlin College
Dan Palmer
Head Coach
Division 3

Dan Palmer begins his seventh season as the head womens soccer coach at Oberlin College in 2019.   In six seasons he has completely revamped the program, raising the teams level of play and competitiveness while creating a culture of winning. In 2014, the Yeowomen tied a school record with 10 wins after combining for 10 wins in the three seasons prior (2011-13). In his tenure, the Yeowomen have a record of 37-41-8.  In 2018 Oberlin achieved their highest finish in the conference in 29 years.   The Palmer FileIn 2014 he led the Yeowomen on a nine-match winning streak en route to a 10-8 season and 3-5 mark in the NCACLed the team to the best four-year stretch in program history, totaling 33 wins and eight draws (2014-17)2018 highest conference finish in 29 years (5th)2018 United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region Third-Team selection -  Sophomore Lucy Fredell (2018)2018 Mentored four All-NCAC honorees in 2018 .. The most honorees since 2009 ... Including first-team honoree Lucy Fredell2017 One United Soccer Coaches (NSCAA) All-Region selection - Senior Gwennie Gardiner (first team)2017 Gwennie Gardiner Conference Offensive MVP...First in program history.  First MVP in 32 years...Four-time All-NCAC selection...Gardiner earned United Coaches All-Great Regional First-Team honors and was the first NCAC Offensive Player of the Year in school history. 2014-2017 most successful four year run in program history2013-2018 USC (NSCAA) Team Academic Award  (team GPA's have ranged from 3.42-3.56)2013-2018 USC (NSCAA) Team Ethics Award2013-2018 one or more All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio selections each year.One NCAC Player of the week and one national player of the week in 2018Two NCAC players of the week and one national player of the week in 2017Mentored All-NCAC First-Team Selection Gwennie Gardiner (2016, 2017) and Second-Team honoree Maddi Kimball (2015, 2017) and has coached eight other All-NCAC players over his first five yearsTeams have been honored for academic excellence by the NSCAA, with multiple players earning All-Ohio All-Academic honorsHelped 2015 graduate Kate Frost set the school record for shutouts in a season (5) and career (12). She also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2013His 2013 Yeowomen team was also one of 26 teams in the country to earn the Nation Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Gold Award for Ethics and Sportsmanship. Oberlin totaled 1,637 minutes on the pitch without committing an egregious infraction to draw a cardCame to Oberlin after a successful nine-year tenure as the head mens soccer coach at nearby Case Western Reserve University where he compiled a record of 87-65-16 while leading the Spartans to two University Athletic Association Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearancesTwo-time UAA Coach of the Year, Palmers teams were ranked in the nations top-20 three times, including as high as second in 2007. During his time with the Spartans, he also mentored numerous All-Americans and Scholar-All Americans.Served as the head mens soccer coach at Hiram for two season (2002-03).  Previously, he worked as the head womens soccer coach at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, from 1996-01 compiling a 70-47-6 record - before also taking over its inaugural mens program from 1997 to 2001. A 1981 graduate of North Central College (Illinois), Palmer got his start in coaching at his alma mater where he served as the head mens coach from 1984 until 1989. He also earned a masters degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1989