Klingenberg named new Albert Lea Boy’s Soccer coach
Albert Lea High School announce that Thomas Klingenberg will be our next Head Boys Soccer coach pending board approval.
Thomas is a retired math teacher. Him and his wife recently moved to Albert Lea from Paris, Tennessee. Thomas has
coached for over 30 years and has a vast coaching background. He has many coaching accomplishments, including over 300 career wins, three state championships in Tennessee, and one National Championship. Most recently, after moving to Albert Lea, has begun coaching in our youth program MN Rush Soccer.
Klingenberg graduated from Memphis State University. He has a Master’s in Education degree from Union University. Thomas is married to his wife Karla and they have two children. Recently, Thomas has helped as a substitute teacher in the district. The following is Thomas’ purpose statement:
“Coaching has been a passion of mine since I was in high school. I enjoy teaching young athletes what I know and
showing them how it will help them, not only on the field; but in their daily lives. We perform with the idea that hard
work pays off, and how it is important to be part of a group and something bigger than yourselves. I try to teach them that not everybody has the same skill set, but everyone is important to the group as a whole. I love when you see that lightbulb click, and different parts of the practice or game now make sense to them. I believe that being a part of a sport’s team, band, or a group of some kind is important; and that learning to give your all will help you succeed in life.”