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Woodbury Boys' Soccer

WHS Boys Soccer Coaching Staff

Head Coach / Varsity Coach John Engen

Head Coach / Varsity Coach John Engen

Ceephas Dean

Assistant Varsity Coach

Jeff Seifert

JV Coach

Andrew Bettes

B-squad coach

Sam Waylee Jr.

9th Grade Coach

Coaches Practice/Tryouts

Coaches Practice/Tryouts Start August 15th

Where:  All players meet August 15th at 10:00 a.m. on Royals Stadium turf

9th and 10th grade will practice at Courtly Fields following the Monday meeting (and continue to practice there for the rest of week) 

When:  10:00 a.m. - noon and 4-5 (two a day)
NOTE:  8/18 - One session only, from 12-2 for all ages

What to bring: Cleats, shin guards, soccer ball and lots of water. 

Returning players should bring BOTH their blue and white training t-shirts. New players and players who need new shirts should bring $10 on the morning of 8/15 for training t-shirts. CASH ONLY


Registration Required by August 12th

The season starts Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. Please make sure you have registered by August 12th. Registration page link.

Player-Parent Meeting

All players and at least one parent/guardian should attend the player-parent meeting at WHS in the auditorium (use south entrance) on August 23rd. Check-in runs from 5:15-6:00; AD and Coaches Presentation begins in the auditorium at at 6 p.m.

Check in at the boys tables to confirm contact information, pay booster club fees ($175 for varsity; $125 for JV, B team and 9th grade teams). You can also check out Royals Soccer spirit wear samples (the online store closes on 8/24) and purchase Royals scarves for $20 if interested. (see button of the page).

You will also have the chance to sign up for Booster Club roles. Each team will need a team rep and photographer. We also need help with Concessions, Senior Night (Oct. 4th) and the Banquet (Nov. 6th).

Boys and girls programs will convene in the auditorium to hear a presentation from the Athletic Director, and then teams will separate for coach and booster club presentations.


  • 8/15-8/19:  Coaches Practice/Tryouts (10-12 and 4-5:00)
    • Thursday 8/18 ALL levels 12:00 - 2pm only
  • 8/20:  Varsity Scrimmage in Maple Grove (9 a.m. bus leaves at 7:10 am)
  • 8/21:  Rosters Posted
  • Season Calendar for all level matches is posted at
  • 8/22:  Uniforms Distributed at Team Practices
  • 8/23:  Player-Parent Meeting (Check-in runs from 5:15-6; presentation is at 6 p.m. WHS Auditorium)
  • 8/24:  Team and Individual Photos (Royals Stadium)
    • 11:00 a.m. Activities Building for senior banner images 
    • 11:15 a.m. On the field to photograph ALL individuals
    • 11:45 a.m. On the field to photograph team images
  • 10/4:  Senior Night (reception open to all to honor JV and Varsity seniors following varsity game) 
  • 11/6:  Banquet at Royal Golf Club (for all teams and families)

Game Schedule for all grades

Game times and locations are here.

The Spirit Store is Open! Last day to order is August 24th!

Go to: and in the upper right-hand corner:

  • In first/left grey box where it says “Username”, click in that box and enter: whssoccer
  • In next grey box to right (with the dots) enter password: royals88
  • Then click Login.
Spirt Store is Open! The store closes Aug. 24th at 11:59 p.m.

Follow Boys Soccer on Social Media

Facebook: Woodbury H.S. Boys Soccer Booster Club


Twitter:  @boys_soccer_whs

Booster Club Information

Please contact to be added to the distribution list. We welcome volunteers and have some open roles for those who want to  get involved. Please send an email if you want to learn more.

Booster Club fees for 2022 are $175 for Varsity players and $125 for JV, B team/10th grade and 9th grade players. If families have more than one player, only one booster club fee is required (the higher fee should be paid if one player is on Varsity).

John Engen Hired to lead Woodbury Boys Soccer Program

Woodbury High School is excited to announce John Engen as their new Boys Varsity Soccer Coach. John Engen will fill a big role as their first new boys soccer coach in over 30 years. Former Head Coach Joe Quintavalle is retiring from teaching and coaching at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.  

Coach Engen brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the WHS Boys Soccer Program having been involved in several local high school and elite club programs.  John’s assistant varsity coaching experience includes assisting Danny Storlein from Minnesota Thunder Academy at Bloomington Jefferson (2012-2019) and assisting former WHS Soccer standout Brian Kallman ‘02 at St. Thomas Academy (2020-2021). Engen also served at his alma mater Park High School on the sidelines as an assistant varsity coach (2007-2012). Engen also has extensive club experience with Minnesota Thunder Academy from 2012-2020 being named MTA Coach of the Year in 2017. Engen has been coaching Girls High Performance Soccer with the Salvo Soccer Club since 2019. He spent several years working with Cottage Grove United in his early years of coaching club soccer.  

Graduating from Park High School, John was an active student-athlete playing soccer as a 3 year varsity player, 2 year captain and 2 year all-conference, along with being named all-state honorable mention his senior  year.  While in high school he played in the Olympic Development Program and played club for Cottage Grove United and then the Bangu Club.

 John has worked in South Washington County Schools since 2007 as a sixth grade math teacher at Cottage Grove Middle School.  He is currently finishing his masters degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in instruction.  He earned his Bachelor's degree at Winona State University. 


John brings a strong skill set of coaching soccer at the high school level and elite club level training. As an educator, he is committed to leading the boys soccer program competitively and with a growth mindset set to be the best that they can be on and off the field. 

There will be a meet and greet hosted by the WHS Boys Soccer Booster Club to introduce Coach Engen to WHS Boys Soccer Families on Thursday, February. 24, 6-7PM in the Lecture Hall. Returning players and incoming 9th grade (2022-2023) families are encouraged to attend. Enter the South Entrance to access the Lecture Hall. 


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Fan Apparel: WHS Scarves!

Buy your WHS scarf (designed by WHS Boys Soccer Boosters) for $20!  Email