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.

Coach Carroll’s Coaching Career

  • In 19th season as goalie coach for nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team.
  • Gusties have won 14 MIAC regular season championships, participated in eight 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
  • Provides goalie training for youth hockey associations

Goalie career

  • Started playing goalie at age 12, led Edina Pee wee “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
  • Was a two-time All-American goalie for the Mavericks
  • Named a Top 10 finalist for 1981 Hobey Baker Award, presented to best player in men’s college hockey (Winner was Neal Broten)
  • Invited to participate 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:

Todd Carlson

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

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)

Ellen Coggio

  • First year on CGS staff
  • Plays goalie for UW-La Crosse club hockey team
  • Played four years for St. Croix Valley Fusion high school team in Wisconsin
  • Earned all-conference, and academic all-conference team honors
  • Named team captain during senior season
  • Attended CGS clinics during youth hockey career

Ryan Erickson

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

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

Joey Hudella

  • First year on CGS staff
  • Plays for Hastings High School
  • Attended CGS clinics during high school career

Amanda Koep

  • 3rd year on CGS staff
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s Dave Peterson High Performance Goalie Camp
  • Staff member at 2018 USA Hockey National Player Development Camp for Girls 15
  • Goalie development director for St. Michael-Albertville Hockey Association and North Wright County Riverhawks
  • Played goalie for Gustavus Adolphus College and University of North Dakota
  • Played in Girls State High School Hockey Tournament for North Wright County
  • Attended CGS clinics during high school career

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

Ashley Ritten

  • 2nd year on CGS staff
  • Played goalie at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Played five years varsity hockey for Armstrong High School
  • Earned all-conference and honorable mention honors
  • Played on a U14 team at age 11