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Pat Herbst

Head Soccer Coach

Department: Athletic Department
Phone: 712-279-5421
Office Location: Toller Hall G-22


  • B.A., Business Administration, Briar Cliff University ('96)
  • National "D" Coaching License, Sioux City, Iowa, 1996
  • National "C" Coaching License, Lexington, Ky., 1998


Coach Herbst came to Briar Cliff in 2006 after six years as the head coach for the men's and women's soccer at Clarke College. While at Clarke, he guided the women's team to the 2001 and 2004 Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference Championship and was named the NIIC "Coach of the Year" each of those seasons. He left Clarke as the career coaching victories leader for both the men and the women. At Clarke, Herbst also served as assistant to the director of athletics, overseeing the institution's athletic recruiting.

As an athlete at Briar Cliff, Herbst was a four-year defensive starter and three-year team captain. He was named an NAIA All District 15 Selection in 1992 and 1993. He also was named to the NAIA All-North Sectional team in 1994, when the Chargers produced a program best 17-4-1 record. That year, the Chargers ranked No. 1 in the Midwest Independant District playoffs. After Herbst graduated from Briar Cliff with a bachelor's degree in business administration, he was assistant men's and women's soccer coach at his alma mater until 1999.

Herbst is a member of the United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association. He has directed youth soccer camps at Clarke since 2000 and has served as co-director of the Dubuque Soccer Academy since 2002. He has also coached youth teams and assisted with other camps throughout the years.

Pat and his wife, Micha, have three children, Brooke, Claire, and Domenick.