Dan Palmer completed begins his sixth season as the head womens soccer coach at Oberlin College in 2018.
In five 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). Over the last four seasons the Yoewomen have a record of 33-27-8.
The Palmer FileIn 2014 he led the Yeowomen on a nine-matching winning streak en route to a 10-8 season and 3-5 mark in the NCACHas led the team to the best three-year stretch in program history, totaling 24 wins and four draws (2014-16)Instructed four-time All-NCAC selection Gwennie Gardiner. Gardiner earned United Coaches All-Great Regional First-Team honors and was the first NCAC Offensive Player of the Year in school history. Mentored 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 Casey McGuire earning All-Ohio All-Academic honors in 2014Helped 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