Eagles News · Apple Valley High School Hires New Women’s Soccer Coach


Apple Valley High School is proud to announce that John Christiansen has been named Head Varsity Women’s Soccer Coach at Apple Valley High School (MN). Coach Christiansen will take over the Women’s Soccer Program after the retirement of Keith Randa. Coach Randa the served Apple Valley Women’s Soccer Program as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for three decades.

Christiansen has served as Varsity Boy’s Assistant Soccer Coach since 1997. Christiansen was a member of the staff that had two undefeated seasons in 2009 and 2010, including back-to-back Class 2A state championships.

In addition to coaching Soccer at Apple Valley, Coach Christiansen spent twelve seasons as Women’s Hockey Assistant Coach at Apple Valley under the mentorship of Hall of Fame Apple Valley Coach Chuck Scanlon.  John has experience as a Head Coach. He has lead the Apple Valley Women’s Golf program since 1999. He was been named Section Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2014. In addition, Coach Christiansen been heavily involved in youth soccer within the Apple Valley community since 1993, earning recognition as a MYSA Coach of the Year finalist in 2016.

Christiansen received his undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota in Business and also earned his teaching license at the University of Minnesota.

Coach Christiansen is currently a Business Education Teacher at Apple Valley High School. Coach Christiansen’s tenure will be focused on the seeking out a coaching staff for Apple Valley Varsity Soccer Team, encouraging athletes who love the sport, building self-confidence, discipline and a strong will to succeed in his player. Those values continue to be foundational to the championship tradition at Apple Valley.

Coach Christiansen will host a meeting with players and parents on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Cafeteria.