142-76-14 (.642) record since 2001
PELLA—Miklos Kremser is a new assistant men’s soccer coach at Central College.
Kremser will work with the varsity squad while serving as head junior varsity coach. He will also serve Central as an assistant professor of business management.
“Miklos is a very experienced and accomplished player with a great passion for the game,” coach Garry Laidlaw said. “Our younger guys will really benefit from his vast knowledge and the fact that he’s on campus will make a huge difference for the program.”
Originally from Hungary, Kremser competed for the club soccer team at Brigham Young University (Utah) where he received his bachelor’s degree in media studies. He earned an M.B.A. degree at the University of Iowa in 2003. He spent the last six years as a market research and customer insights manager at Pella Corp.
Kremser replaces two-year assistant Bret Vander Streek.
Meanwhile former Dutch forward Brett McKenzie joins the coaching staff as a student assistant coach.
“Brett’s agreed to help out before he graduates in December,” Laidlaw said. “We’re excited to have him around. He has extensive experience and he was such a producing member of the squad.”
McKenzie led the Dutch offense last season, scoring a team-high 11 goals. He broke the school career game-winning goals record (15) and ranks third on the career goals leaderboard (28). McKenzie was named the program’s first Iowa Conference MVP and is a three-time all-league selection. He earned NSCAA second-team all-North Region honors as a senior and was named the squad’s team MVP twice.
The Dutch kick off their fall season at home against Elmhurst (Ill.) Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex.