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Coaching Staff


Josh Printz
Head Coach

Josh Printz is in his second year as Clarke's head women's soccer coach.  A native of Hudson, Ohio, Printz came to Clarke from the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as an assistant women's soccer coach since 2011 and helped lead the Panthers to a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal appearance and consecutive postseason berths.

Printz served as the head varsity boys' soccer coach at Cedar Falls High School for seven years.  He was named the 2013 recipient of the Mississippi Valley Coach of the Year Award and is the program's winningest coach. Printz guided the Tigers to a state tournament appearance and his teams consistently ranked in the state's Top 10 rankings.

While at UNI, Printz was actively involved in the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Association in Cedar Falls from 2010 to 2015, serving in various roles in the organization.

Printz holds a USSF "B" License, an NSCAA Premier Diploma and an NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma.

Printz received bachelor of arts degrees in management information systems and in leisure youth and human services with an emphasis in programming from Northern Iowa, and is working toward his master of arts degree in leisure community management from Northern Iowa.


Robert Lynch
Assistant Coach - Recruiting Coordinator

Robert Lynch enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Clarke University women’s soccer program. An Independence, Iowa native, Lynch spent the past two years as a women’s soccer assistant at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. While there, he helped guide Benedictine to back-to-back Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Tournament berths for the first time since 2007. During his time at Benedictine, Lynch also worked at Tri-Cities Soccer Association, where he had a strong emphasis in both youth development and biomechanics.

Prior to that, Lynch served as the head varsity girls soccer coach at Independence High School from 2012-2015, as well as an assistant in 2011. He helped lead Independence to its first-ever state tournament appearance, multiple WAMAC conference titles, and consistently ranking in the state’s top 10 rankings.

While in Independence, Robert was actively involved in developing Independence’s youth program, where he hosted multiple camps and clinics.

Lynch also holds his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and has worked with multiple high school and collegiate athletic programs.

Lynch received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Upper Iowa University.

Lynch received his master’s degree in organizational leadership at Clarke University.