Dean of Students- Athletics

Bio

I live in Savage, MN, with my wife Megan and kids, Tiffany and Brayden. I enjoy family time, camping, working out, and watching hockey.

What do you like most about BA?
What I like most about BA are the students! Breakaway provides such a unique experience for student-athletes. I am also fortunate to work each day with on-ice coaches, off-ice coaches, and teachers.

Why did you get into education?
I struggled at times in school as a kid and always remembered the people that helped me overcome obstacles and become a better all-around student-athlete. I want to be that person for kids in the next generation.

Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Todd Kennedy. He was my high school hockey coach, teacher, friend, and mentor. TK took me under his wing in so many ways on the ice, classroom, and life. I later served as an assistant coach on his staff, and he and I remain very close. He is my Son’s God Father.

What is the best advice you can give students at BA?
Every BA staff member wants each student to thrive and experience success. Don’t hesitate to embrace that.

What are your credentials and teaching experience?
*Played hockey growing up Bloomington and graduated from Kennedy in 2001.
*Attended MSU Mankato and worked as a student trainer with the Men’s Hockey team while earning my degree in Exercise Science. (2003-2006)
*19 years of coaching experience.
*14 years coaching high school hockey (Bloomington Kennedy, Holy Angels, Prior Lake).
*Acceleration MN coaching intern (2006)
*Velocity Hockey Center-Performance coach (2006-2007)
*Minnesota Wild- Assisted Strength/Conditioning Coach with on-ice player rehab and development. (2007)
*Total Hockey MN-Director of Strength and Conditioning (2008-2009)
*Lifetime Fitness-Kids Activities Dept in various roles. (2010-2020)