Naomi Stohlmann has been named the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Stohlmann, who most recently served as the Associate Head Coach for the Dobson High School girls’ basketball team in Mesa, Arizona, will replace Aaron Kahl, who has accepted the assistant men’s basketball coaching position at Gustavus.
A St. Paul, Minnesota native, Stohlmann is a 1997 graduate of Concordia University in St. Paul where she was a four-year letterwinner in both basketball and softball and was named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1997. Stohlmann began her coaching career during the 1997-98 school year serving as the assistant coach at St. Paul Academy. The following year she served as the assistant coach at Minnetonka High School with Head Coach Bart Inniger. The Skippers earned their first ever State Tournament berth that season. In 1999, Stohlmann was named an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at North Dakota State University where she worked with Head Coach Amy Ruley until 2001. While at NDSU, the 1999-2000 team won the North Central Conference title and finished second in the NCAA National Tournament.
In 2002, Stohlmann moved to Tempe, Arizona while she pursued a master’s degree in higher and postsecondary education. During her time at ASU, Stohlmann served as a graduate assistant with the Sun Devil softball program. After completing her graduate work in 2004, Stohlmann worked as the assistant girls’ basketball coach at Westwood High School during the 2004-05 season. Last year, she taught physical education and served as the associate head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona. During her time in Mesa, both basketball programs earned State Tournament berths.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Stohlmann will teach activity courses in the health and exercise science department at Gustavus.