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Ames High School Boys Soccer


The Boys soccer team is looking forward to the 2020 season under new Coach Ryan McGowan. Coach McGowan is a long time assistant under Chad Zmolek, and also an Ames High grad.

Ryan McGowan


“Soccer is simple, but it is
difficult to play simple.”
– Johan Cruyff (Dutch Total Football)

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” – Lao-tzu (Chinese philosopher)

Coach Zmolek is a graduate of Iowa State University with B.S. degrees in Environmental Studies and Agricultural Mechanization. He also earned an M.S. in Water Resources from I.S.U. He holds a National Diploma for coaching from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Teacher of Economics, Sociology
& World Issues

19th year as Head Coach

Varsity Record: 238-80-4

National Rankings

2002 #17

Team State Runner-Up

Team State 3rd Place

Team State 4th Place
2000, 2005, 2012

Team State Participants
2001, 2014


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