Mike Mawdsley returns as our Boy's Varsity Lacrosse Coach Head Coach. Mike played Division 1 Lacrosse at Sacred Heart University, where he was a four-year starting attackman. He finished his career 4th in all time goals scored and 8th in points. After his successful college career, he returned home to Canada where he played professional Lacrosse and was fortunate to be drafted into the National Lacrosse League. He coached for the club program Edge Lacrosse based in Canada, who brings in top players and helps them receive scholarships. Prior to joining MG Crimson, Mike was an assistant coach with Shakopee high school, were he helped lead them to their most successful season in program history. He currently coaches for Twin Cities Lacrosse, a competitive club program in Minnesota. Mike has a passion for the game of Lacrosse and is looking forward to getting the season started.
Tyler has been coaching lacrosse in Minnesota since 2008 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. From 2008-2011, Tyler coached for St. Cloud Tech becoming the Head Coach in 2010. He led them to a 3rd place finish in the MBSLA in 2010 and became a MSHSL sanctioned team in 2011. In 2012, he began coaching at Orono High School. While there, he held a variety of positions on the coaching staff for the Varsity and JV programs, landing as the head coach in 2017-2018. He is proud to have been a part of their first trip to the State Tournament where they finished in 5th place.
During the offseason Tyler is a coach with the Minnesota Loons Select lacrosse club and works with the Badger State Lacrosse Camp. He works closely with coaches and players from programs such as United States Military Academy, Duke, Syracuse, along with numerous high school and youth coaches from across the Midwest. Currently, Tyler lives in Minneapolis and works for Cargill.
Cody Schmitt joins the Maple Grove coaching staff as the Varsity Defensive Coordinator. He played LSM for Champlin Park from 2010 to 2013 where he was voted captain in both 2012 and 2013. He was recognized for the All-Conference team 2011-2013 and All-State team in 2013. Cody played for Adrian College in Michigan from 2014 to 2017. He represented Adrian College as a captain in 2016-2017 and on the All-Conference team from 2014 to 2017. He is currently their all-time leader for caused turnovers. His desire to grow the sport and develop players drove him to start coaching youth lacrosse while still in high school; he currently also coaches with Frog Lacrosse.
Chase will return for his third year, this time as JV coach. 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 from 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.
Connor Six will join Maple Grove coaching staff as a JV Coach. He grew up in Prior Lake where he started playing lacrosse in 6th grade for their youth program and continued through Prior Lake High School. After high school, Connor attended Winona State where he played 4 years for their club program in both a midfield and LSM role. He has coached 4 years for the Prior Lake Youth program and 1 year at Frog Lacrosse. Connor is a resident of St. Paul and enjoys fishing, hiking, exercising, and spending time with friends and family in his free time.