Assistant Coach - Men's Soccer
Cam Omsberg just completed his third season as the assistant coach of the Northeastern men's soccer team during 2018, having arrived at Northeastern in February 2016. He joined the NU coaching staff after serving as the top assistant coach at Bates for three seasons. Omsberg holds multiple coaching licenses, including United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) National, Advanced, and Premier diplomas, as well as United States Soccer Federation (USSF) C, D, and E licenses.
While at Bates, Omsberg assisted in all aspects of the program’s day-to-day coaching operations, weighing in heavily on recruiting and player development. He played a key role in landing the Bobcats their first-ever Division I transfer in addition to recruiting the program’s first NSCAA High School All-American. With a focus in positional training and one-on-one video analyses, Omsberg strengthened Bates’ underclassmen, aiding in the development of the program's first All-NESCAC sophomore since 2008, Peabo Knoth (2015 All-NESCAC Second Team).
Driven by motivating student-athletes to maximize their academic achievement, Omsberg helped Bates receive three NSCAA Team Academic Awards, one during each year that he was an assistant. From 2013 to 2015, he tutored 19 student-athletes to garner NESCAC All-Academic recognition, in addition to mentoring three NSCAA Academic All-Region selections.
Omsberg’s training sessions at Bates had an immediate effect on the Bobcats’ on-field success. During its 2015 campaign, he helped Bates achieve its best season during more than a decade, improving by three victories and snapping winless droughts against conference foes Williams (first time since 1979) and Hamilton (first time ever). With Omsberg’s assistance in the backfield, the Bobcats’ defenders posted seven shutouts and conceded only 18 goals – the fewest the program had witnessed across 13 seasons.
A starting center back and two-year captain at Lehigh, Omsberg was named a 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist for his commitment to athletic and academic excellence. During 2011, he was a standout member of the Mountain Hawks’ defending unit that set Patriot League records in fewest goals conceded (eight), most shutouts (11), and lowest goals against average (0.41). Omsberg’s play netted him selections to both the 2011 All-Patriot League Second Team and the 2011 All-Patriot League Tournament Team.
At the amateur level, Omsberg played five seasons in the Professional Development League (PDL): four with GPS Portland Phoenix (2010-12, 2014) and one with Seacoast United (2015). He was a member of two Northeast Division championship teams (2012, 2015) and was named to the 2012 Jim Dedeus All-Star XI as one of the top 11 players in the Northeast Division. Following the 2015 season, Omsberg returned to GPS Portland in the role of assistant coach.
Omsberg served as a coach with GPS Maine, where he directed the Under-16, U-17, and U-18 boys' teams for three years and the U-20 men’s squad for one year. He has also head coached the Maine Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1999 Boys program. Omsberg is currently an assistant coach with the GPS Massachusetts U-17 NPL team and is the college placement coordinator for the GPS Massachusetts boys' and girls' teams.