Deb (Benakis) Hockemeyer
Director of Coaching- Select Girls
Deb has served as the Director of the CAP (College Advisory Program), Programming, Webmaster and Social Media Director and Assistant ETP Staff Coach with the Iowa Rush as well as coaching different select teams for the club. Hockemeyer is currently the Iowa Rush Director of Coaching- Select Girls and holds a USSF "B" license.
Prior to arriving to the Rush, Deb was coaching in the women's collegiate game at both the Division 1 and Division 2 levels for a total of 4 years. A native of St. Charles, Illinois, she played at Iowa State University where she guided the team to it's first and only NCAA Tournament appearance in 2005 in her senior season.
Deb also continues to be active with the non-profit organization, Soccer Without Borders, after volunteering at SWB's project site in Uganda in 2010. Deb is married to her husband, Kevin, who works at Principal Financial Group and they live in West Des Moines. Their first son, Tyler, was born in July of 2013.