Maple Grove Crimson - Section 8 Champions
Defensive Coordinator, Chris Cilip: Chris has been around our program for a couple of years now and held the role of Defensive Coordinator for the Fresh/Soph program last year. He brings a disciplined and balanced approach to coaching, both on and off the field. He holds a Doctorate in Optical Science and Engineering and believes players need to be accountable to the classroom and the mental side of the game, not just to their physical skills.
Starting lacrosse in Kindergarten, Chris played 3 years of Varsity at Corning East High School in New York before receiving a Division 1 scholarship to Rutgers. Freshman year he won the Sportsmanship Award for fewest penalty minutes, which stands as one of his proudest moments.
Chris and his wife, Claire moved to Maple Grove a couple of years ago from Charlotte and you can expect to see their young son Oliver at games from time to time.
Offensive Coordinator, Nik Colpitts: Nik graduated from Totino Grace in 2010 where he twice won All Conference and All Section awards in lacrosse. He went on to play at St Thomas University as a Midfielder and Attackman where they won 2 National Championships in 2012 and 2013. He graduated in 2014 with a Political Science major.
As a coach, he has been at Champlin Park High School for the past 5 years, first as a JV Head Coach and most recently as their Varsity Offensive Coordinator from 2012 to 2015. He also currently works with St Thomas University as their Assistant Varsity Coordinator and with Homegrown Lacrosse as a Coach and a program director.
Assistant Head Coach, Max Murphy: Max rejoins the program this year after a year as Offensive Coordinator down in Shakopee. He was a four year starter at Maple Grove setting many records at the Midfield position. Max was a 2 time Captain and collected All Conference, All Section, and All State awards.
In 2013-2014, Max was Maple Grove’s JV Head Coach when he also began working with True Lacrosse in a coaching and player development capacity, which he continues today.
JV Head Coach, Jordan Bell: Jordan will be back for his second year as JV Head Coach. Jordan has been a long-time member of the Maple Grove lacrosse program, both as a player and a coach. He was a part of the inaugural youth team in 2006 and started coaching youth lacrosse for the program in 2008.
As a high-school player Jordan played Attack, graduating from Maple Grove Senior High in 2009. He attended college at the University of Minnesota Duluth and graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems in 2013. Currently Jordan spends most of his time working at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as a Programmer Analyst. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and countless other outdoor activities. Jordan coaches our Junior Varsity team in the Spring, and U15 in the Summer.
Fresh/Soph Head Coach, Kevin Duffy: Kevin returns for his 3rd year as Head Coach of the Fresh/Soph program and 5th year working with Maple Grove Lacrosse Association after being one of the first few youth players to come up through our program. He graduated from Maple Grove as a 2 year starting LSM and brings a huge passion for developing the next group of Varsity players.
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