CGS coaches

Coach Steve Carroll is a goalie development leader. The Edina, Minnesota native has more than 30 years coaching goalies at the youth, high school and college levels.

Coaching career

  • Currently in 18th season as goalie coach for nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team.
  • Gusties have won 13 MIAC regular season championships, participated in seven NCAA Division III National Tournaments
  • Minnesota Hockey’s goalie development coordinator
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson High Performance Goalie Camp
  • USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach
  • Frequent speaker on goalie development at coaching clinics

Goalie career

  • Started playing goalie at age 12, led Edina Peeweee “A” team to state championship
  • Played three years for Edina-East High School and legendary coach Willard Ikola
  • Participated in 1977 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament at St. Paul Civic Center
  • Helped Hornets defeat Roseau and hockey great Neal Broten 2-0 in quarterfinal round of state tournament
  • Led Mankato State University (now known as Minnesota State Mankato) to 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship, game televised on ESPN
  • Earned All-American honors from American Hockey Coaches Association
  • Top 10 finalist for Hobey Baker Award, presented to best player in men’s college hockey
  • Participated in training camp with NHL’s Minnesota North Stars
  • Named Mankato State University’s Male Athlete of the Century
  • Inducted into Mankato State University’s Hall of Fame
  • First goalie inducted into Edina High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Other CGS coaches include:

Bill Manuel

  • 3rd year on CGS staff
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson High Performance Goalie Camp
  • Goalie coach for Buffalo High School boys team
  • Goaltending coordinator for Delano Youth Hockey Association
  • Goalie coach for 25 years at International Hockey Schools working with legendary Russian goalie Vladislav Tretiak and Montreal Canadiens goalie coach Stephan Waite.
  • Played goalie for University of Wisconsin-Stout

David Carroll

  • 17th year on CGS staff
  • Played hockey for Augsburg College
  • Played hockey for Richfield High School
  • Earned five letters in high school (hockey, football, baseball, tennis, golf)

Kevin Galbraith

  • 20th year on CGS staff
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson High Performance Goalie Camp
  • Former goalie coach for Hamline University women’s team
  • Former head coach of Chaska High School girls JV team, goalie coach for high school program
  • Played goalie for Edina High School under legendary coach Willard Ikola
  • Led Hornets to 1982 state high school title

Ryan Erickson

  • 6th year on CGS staff
  • Played goalie for Eagan High School and Eagan Hockey Association
  • USA Hockey certified referee
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career

Amanda Koep

  • 3rd year on CGS staff
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson High Performance Goalie Camp
  • Girls high school goalie coach
  • Played goalie for University of North Dakota and Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Played in Girls State High School Hockey Tournament for North Wright County
  • Attended several CGS clinics during high school career

Todd Carlson

  • 7th year on CGS staff
  • Played goalie for Richfield High School
  • Played junior hockey
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career