06 April 2014

Obarski named Tiger boys' soccer coach

New boys' soccer coach Jason Obarski
Former Apple Valley all-state soccer player Jason Obarski has been named the new head boys' soccer coach at Farmington High School.

Obarksi, who went on to play football at North Dakota State University, succeeds Julian Buss who guided the Tiger program for the past five seasons.

The new Tiger coach brings a wealth of diverse soccer experience to his new position, both as a player and as a coach.

As a player, he has competed at the Premier level and played with the Lakeville Soccer Club in the Midwest Regional League.

Obarski's coaching experience spans a wide range of ages and skills, including all levels of youth soccer, the Dakota Rev Soccer Club and the South Metro Football Club. Last year he coached the second men's club team at the University of Minnesota.

Currently, Obarski is the Director of Coaching for the South Metro Futbol Club based in Farmington and this fall will become Director of the Minnesota Thunder Academy which will also call Farmington home.

Coach Obarski says he is excited about his new position at FHS and feels he brings many positive attributes to it.

"I've played centerback, midfielder and striker," he said. "That allows for a well-rounded knowledge of the game. I also have a familiarity with the community and the South Suburban Conference.

"I have a desire to build a strong program from the bottom up and a commitment to the young men in the program."

Obarski brings knowledge of the administrative side of school athletics as well. He served as director of athletics at St. Dominic School in Northfield for two years and currently works at the same position at Prairie Seeds Academy in Brooklyn Park.

Obarski also comes from a soccer family. His father, Mark Obarski, is the girls' varsity coach at Eagan High School.