Mike Mawdsley - Varsity Head Coach
We would like to welcome Mike Mawdsley to our family as our new Head Boys’ Lacrosse 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. In the past high school season, he 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.
Jordan Bell - Varsity Offensive Coordinator
Coach Jordan Bell will be returning for his 4th year with the Maple Grove High School Lacrosse program as the Varsity Offensive Coordinator. Jordan has been a long time member of the Maple Grove lacrosse community starting with his participation as a player in the inaugural MGLAX youth season. He continued to play lacrosse for Maple Grove as a varsity attackman in 2008 and 2009 and served as the team's captain his senior year; the same year the program transitioned from club to a sanctioned Varsity sport. Jordan started his coaching career in 2008, coaching youth lacrosse for Maple Grove. He continued to coach youth lacrosse at Maple Grove until becoming the MG JV coach in 2015. Coach Bell also coaches with Homegrown Lacrosse where he regularly assists with camps and clinics and also serves as an offensive coach for their club team, The Chill.
After graduating in 2009 from Maple Grove Senior High, Jordan went to college at the University of Minnesota Duluth where he earned a B.B.A in Management Information Systems. Currently, he works as software developer at the University of Minnesota where he spends most of his days writing computer code. When he can get away from his computer, Jordan likes to spend his time hiking, fishing, and hunting with his friends and family.
Chris Cilip - Varsity Defensive Coordinator
Christopher ‘Doc’ Cilip returns to the Maple Grove Varsity Boys Lacrosse team as defensive coordinator. Having begun his tenure with the youth program in 2014, Chris remains committed to instilling values and life lessons in his players that they can carry with them not only into their collegiate endeavors but into their careers and beyond. Chris brings with him a philosophy that athletics teach and prepare young minds that training is crucial to success, that a team philosophy will always trump an individual effort, how to lead when faced with adversity, and that defeat is a part of life which if dealt with properly can lead to even greater successes. While Chris stresses the importance of using athletics to instill these values, he remains adamant that without academia, many of the opportunities to display these values will be lost. For this reason he holds our youth accountable to their scholastic endeavors in the highest regard. One of the joys Chris has achieved in the short five years he has spent at Maple Grove has been his appointment to the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team. He anticipates another fun, successful, and hardworking team he has come to expect from the community here in Maple Grove, MN.
“I would like to thank all of the students and parents for welcoming me into this program and giving me the opportunity to give back to my community through a medium which I am passionate about and truly enjoy being involved with during my down time.”
Kevin Duffy - Fresh/Soph Coach
Coach Duffy will be returning for his 5th season as part of the high school staff, primarily helping with the Fresh/Soph team. Prior to that, Kevin spent 4 seasons coaching multiple ages at the youth level. Kevin enjoys working with the various age levels and being able to see players develop not only as players but as young men and leaders in their community.
"I am very excited to welcome new families into the high school program this year and to see the success of former players as they move on to the next level of their lacrosse careers"
Chase Radue – Fresh/Soph Coach
Chase will return for his second year 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 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.
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