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oldschoolpuckster
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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by oldschoolpuckster » Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm

Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by hitthepost » Tue May 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Trent Eigner resigns at Lakeville North and takes over at St Thomas Academy. Wow!

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by WestMetro » Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm

First job is to get Bennett Schimek locked in

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by thestickler07 » Tue May 07, 2019 9:15 pm

oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Bob Slater quit over a hockey coach search?

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by greenwayraider » Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 pm

Good for Bob Slater. It’s nice to see someone with integrity.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by Slap Shot » Wed May 08, 2019 9:06 am

greenwayraider wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Good for Bob Slater. It’s nice to see someone with integrity.
What part of the process put integrity at risk?

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by GoBigorGoHome » Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 am

oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Please elaborate. What have you heard? Thank you.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by GoBigorGoHome » Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 am

WestMetro wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm
First job is to get Bennett Schimek locked in
Westy, you know better than that. In Minnesota High School hockey, job one nowadays is to identify the major boosters and make sure their kids are taken care of, unless of course its those same boosters who got you hired in the first place (see LVN) then you already know who they are.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by oldschoolpuckster » Wed May 08, 2019 2:00 pm

GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 am
oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Please elaborate. What have you heard? Thank you.
Tough to elaborate without crossing a few lines. Headmaster is the problem. The two finalists were outstanding candidates and the top one turned down the offer after much of this went down. Second candidate wasn't even offered the spot. New search took place late. Ugly scenario for sure. Best of luck to TE. Hopefully things work out for him and the school.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by GoBigorGoHome » Wed May 08, 2019 2:49 pm

oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:00 pm
GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 am
oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Please elaborate. What have you heard? Thank you.
Tough to elaborate without crossing a few lines. Headmaster is the problem. The two finalists were outstanding candidates and the top one turned down the offer after much of this went down. Second candidate wasn't even offered the spot. New search took place late. Ugly scenario for sure. Best of luck to TE. Hopefully things work out for him and the school.
Thanks for following up, Old School!

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by thefatcat » Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am

GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 am
WestMetro wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm
First job is to get Bennett Schimek locked in
Westy, you know better than that. In Minnesota High School hockey, job one nowadays is to identify the major boosters and make sure their kids are taken care of, unless of course its those same boosters who got you hired in the first place (see LVN) then you already know who they are.

You must be referring to the owner of MAP South. What do you do if your child is an above avg player but you have millions laying around? You buy / create MAP South and then go buy the Bantam Elite League from doofus over at YHH.

At least Eigner has the recruiting thing down...should be a seamless transition for him at STA.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by GoBigorGoHome » Fri May 10, 2019 9:02 am

thefatcat wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am
GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 am
WestMetro wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:40 pm
First job is to get Bennett Schimek locked in
Westy, you know better than that. In Minnesota High School hockey, job one nowadays is to identify the major boosters and make sure their kids are taken care of, unless of course its those same boosters who got you hired in the first place (see LVN) then you already know who they are.

You must be referring to the owner of MAP South. What do you do if your child is an above avg player but you have millions laying around? You buy / create MAP South and then go buy the Bantam Elite League from doofus over at YHH.

At least Eigner has the recruiting thing down...should be a seamless transition for him at STA.
I was mostly referring to what happened when TP and JE brought TE in at LVN, but I'm not surprised at your comments re situation over at STA. At LVN when TP and JE kicked out the old coach and brought TE in, TE, knowing where his bread is buttered, did everything to ensure TP's and JE's kids got special treatment. He even put one of JE's kids on 2nd line varsity as a sophomore which turned out to be embarrassing for everyone involved, but didn't stop him from doing it again the next year. Unfortunately, karma intervened and the kid got hurt, and missed almost all of his junior year. Tough to see a kid get hurt, but he was in over his head, and hearing about the varsity parents who seemed glad the kid got hurt was pretty sad.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by thefatcat » Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 am

GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:02 am
thefatcat wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am
GoBigorGoHome wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 11:31 am


Westy, you know better than that. In Minnesota High School hockey, job one nowadays is to identify the major boosters and make sure their kids are taken care of, unless of course its those same boosters who got you hired in the first place (see LVN) then you already know who they are.

You must be referring to the owner of MAP South. What do you do if your child is an above avg player but you have millions laying around? You buy / create MAP South and then go buy the Bantam Elite League from doofus over at YHH.

At least Eigner has the recruiting thing down...should be a seamless transition for him at STA.
I was mostly referring to what happened when TP and JE brought TE in at LVN, but I'm not surprised at your comments re situation over at STA. At LVN when TP and JE kicked out the old coach and brought TE in, TE, knowing where his bread is buttered, did everything to ensure TP's and JE's kids got special treatment. He even put one of JE's kids on 2nd line varsity as a sophomore which turned out to be embarrassing for everyone involved, but didn't stop him from doing it again the next year. Unfortunately, karma intervened and the kid got hurt, and missed almost all of his junior year. Tough to see a kid get hurt, but he was in over his head, and hearing about the varsity parents who seemed glad the kid got hurt was pretty sad.
To add on to the STA "boosters", you have another multi-millionaire who happens to be the brother of a former USA hockey exec who passed away too early last year, very sad. His kid is also above avg. but plays with the other millionaire's kid at Sibley BAA and subsequently will also play at STA (because he's not good enough to make it at Edina...but lots of kids are not good enough to make it there so there's that). Do you think TE will be influenced by the fat wallets those two wield?

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by goldy313 » Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm

What is total number of AD’s the hiring of Eigner has brought down? 3 I think. 2 at North and now one at STA. Hockey people wield a lot of power I guess. At least in the STA case a couple of dads didn’t have resort to trashing an upstanding teacher and coach in school board meetings to get their desired results.

Even with all the backing Eigner has had one year of success and a year or two where is team overachieved, cripes, they barely beat Owatonna last year and were run out of the building by South last year. Moving into a tougher section makes jumping ship an easy decision.

I think Eigner is a decent coach and a decent guy, being associated with Tim Poehling and others doesn’t help his standing in most people’s mind. This won’t help him or STA.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by Stang5280 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 am

goldy313 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Moving into a tougher section makes jumping ship an easy decision.
Not that it invalidates any of your other points, but LVN was only moved out of 1AA on the girls’ side. You still have at least two more years of hoping that Hastings or someone else can break the streak of all-Lakeville finals.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by goldy313 » Sat May 11, 2019 10:39 pm

As usual, you are correct. For whatever reason I had it in my head North was moved when Northfield became AA. They were moved in basketball, now that the Hurt boys have graduated #-o

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by 612hockeytown » Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 am

Teddy Cheeseborough leaves assistant job at Centennial for head coaching job at Sibley.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by BP » Wed May 22, 2019 7:52 am

Per the South St. Paul Boys Hockey Twitter page - Pete Schultz has been hired as the new head coach.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by Slap Shot » Wed May 22, 2019 8:21 am

612hockeytown wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 am
Teddy Cheeseborough leaves assistant job at Centennial for head coaching job at Sibley.
That's a great hockey name. Or NASCAR. :P

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by bardown27 » Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 am

Seeing on twitter Lakeville North has hired Jaked Taylor as their new HC

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by thefatcat » Sun May 26, 2019 3:43 pm

oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Has any of the juicy details leaked out of Mendota Heights yet? I'm actually looking forward to hearing how this went down and who hand their hands in it :D

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by goldy313 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:22 pm

bardown27 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 am
Seeing on twitter Lakeville North has hired Jaked Taylor as their new HC

I assume this is the Jake Taylor who has been an assistant there. From the outside this is a good hire, he has been pretty involved in the coaching for a few years.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by goldy313 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:24 pm

thefatcat wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:43 pm
oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Has any of the juicy details leaked out of Mendota Heights yet? I'm actually looking forward to hearing how this went down and who hand their hands in it :D
As a private school, are there meetings subject to open meeting laws? That is where much of the Lakeville North stuff came from.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by GoBigorGoHome » Tue May 28, 2019 8:51 am

goldy313 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:22 pm
bardown27 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:10 am
Seeing on twitter Lakeville North has hired Jaked Taylor as their new HC

I assume this is the Jake Taylor who has been an assistant there. From the outside this is a good hire, he has been pretty involved in the coaching for a few years.
Has the potential to be a decent coach once JE's kids are gone from the program. Until then, as an employee of one of the many Enebak companies, for the next 3 years he will do exactly as JE tells him to do.

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Re: 2019-2020 Coaching Changes List

Post by Stang5280 » Tue May 28, 2019 12:23 pm

goldy313 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:24 pm
thefatcat wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 3:43 pm
oldschoolpuckster wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Plenty of drama so stay tuned for the ugly details as they come out over the next few weeks. AD quit over the deal (ordeal). Actual top candidate turned it down. Not sure TE was even in the initial interview process. What a mess.
Has any of the juicy details leaked out of Mendota Heights yet? I'm actually looking forward to hearing how this went down and who hand their hands in it :D
As a private school, are there meetings subject to open meeting laws? That is where much of the Lakeville North stuff came from.
Nope. While private schools certainly have advantages with regard to recruiting, it is also easy for a rogue administrator or board member to derail a program with their meddling. At least public school hiring decisions are subject to public input and scrutiny, even if people ultimately may disagree with the decision.

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