Ryan Beeson – Varsity Offensive Coach
Coach Ryan Beeson grew up in New Brighton, Minnesota where he played lacrosse at Totino Grace High School. After TG, Ryan went on to play at the University of St. Thomas. During Ryan's time playing at UST, the team won three National Championships.
After graduation Ryan worked at Homegrown Lacrosse where he coached all age levels, ran summer camps, and was in charge of the Minnesota Chill travel teams. For the past three years he has been the Assistant Varsity Coach and offensive coordinator at Providence Academy. During his time at Providence, the team improved their win/loss record and goals per game average each year.
Chase Radue – Fresh/Soph Coach
Chase will join the program as a Fresh/Soph coach this season. Chase played Lacrosse at Owatonna High School, starting in 7th grade when the program was in its infancy. As a player he was positioned at attack and midfield, and was a senior co-captain. During that time he saw the program transition from club to high school sanctioned and was part of the first group to play all the way through the program.
After graduating high school in 2010, Chase attended Minnesota State Mankato for Civil Engineering and Economics. He finished his degree in 2015 and went to work for Wells Concrete in Maple Grove, first as a Field Engineer and now currently as a Design Engineer. During his free time you can find him relaxing at home, in the woods either hunting or camping, or with his wife, Ellie.
Ryan Weitgenant – Goalie Coach
Ryan will join the Maple Grove program as a goalie coach for the 2017 season. Ryan played lacrosse at Coon Rapids High School and graduated in 2013. Ryan played varsity for 4 years and lead the state in saves and save percentage 2 out of the 4 years. He was all-section and all-conference 3 years in a row. Ryan is currently a senior at the University of St Thomas where he plays goalie. He has been the head goalie coach at Homegrown lacrosse for 3 and a half years and coached at Providence Academy for 3 years before moving over to Maple Grove High School.
On Monday September 11, 2016 the Maple Grove Lacrosse Association Board of Directors voted to separate the youth levels giving all responsibility and control to the newly formed Maple Grove Youth Lacrosse Association (MGYLA) effective January 1, 2017.
This was done in order to facilitate an amicable split with the goal of the having two stronger organizations focusing on their members while working together to continue to grow the sport of lacrosse.
The October Board meeting served as an informational meeting and was open to all parents of children participating in High School and Youth Lacrosse in Maple Grove.
Section 8 Champs
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Crimson boys going to the finals Wednesday 6/7 at 7:00 at Park Center! Final score 15 to 7.