Kirchoff, Mitch
Director of Performance Operations


I live in Minneapolis. I enjoy spending time at my cabin up north with my family as well as anything outdoor or sports-related!

What do you like most about BA?
One of the things that I like most about BA is the strong emphasis placed on developing the total person. We use strong resources dedicated to developing the complete student-athlete.

Why is it important to have solid academics in addition to good hockey training?
Strong academics drive good hockey/sports training. Learning how to question, solve problems and accomplish tasks can help develop the character needed to have a sound athletic background.

Which coach or teacher had the biggest impact on your life and why?
Dave Snuggerud (high school hockey coach), Craig Baumann (high school baseball coach), Eric Welter (high school baseball coach and teacher)- All three of them taught me the importance of working hard for what you want to achieve and having a strong mindset to accomplish whatever task is at hand.

What is your favorite hockey memory?
Late nights playing pond hockey under the lights with friends

What are your credentials and hockey experience?
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
Collegiate Baseball Player