Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: New UWS Baseball Coach TJ Oakes

It's this week's Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– It’s this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk to TJ Oakes, the newest head baseball coach for UWS. The new Yellowjackets leader talks about his coaching experience, what led him to Superior, and what he hopes to accomplish as head coach. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports

Coaches Corner: CJ Ham

For this week's segment, we chat with the Vikings Pro Bowlers and Duluth Denfeld alum.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Minnesota Vikings fullback and former Duluth Denfeld star CJ Ham as the Pro Bowler will be hosting his second-ever football camp this weekend at Public Schools Stadium. Categories: Coaches Corner, Professional Sports, Sports

Coaches Corner: Phill Homere

For this week's segment, we talk with the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld boys basketball team as he holds his first ever youth basketball skills camp

DULUTH, Minn.- For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the new head coach of the Duluth Denfeld boys basketball team Phill Homere as he holds his first ever youth basketball skills camp. He’ll be holding another session starting July 19. If interested, contact Phill or the team directly. Categories: Coaches Corner, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Nate Hanson

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Hermantown girls soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Nate Hanson, who was just named the new head coach of the Hermantown girls soccer team. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Josh Berlo

For this week's segment, we catch up with the UMD Athletic Director after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo after he signed a contract extension to stay in Bulldog Country through June 2026. Berlo talked about the success of the department this academic year and how he’s looking forward to getting crowds back at games following the pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

Coaches Corner: Mike Sather

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Superior softball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we sit down with Superior softball head coach Mike Sather to talk about the Spartans hot start to the 2021 season. Superior is 12-1 on the season and will be back in action on Saturday hosting New Richmond. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Scott Wishart

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth boys lacrosse team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Duluth boys lacrosse head coach Scott Wishart. The Wolfpack knocked off section foe Chisago Lakes earlier this week to hand them the Wildcats their first loss of the season. The Wolfpack were riding a six-game win streak and will be back in action on Saturday taking on Spring…

Coaches Corner: Rilee Dawson

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the St. Scholastica softball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with St. Scholastica softball coach Rilee Dawson as the Saints are off to a great start to their season with a perfect 8-0 record in the UMAC play. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Scott Sandelin

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UMD men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UMD men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin as the Bulldogs get set for their fourth straight trip to the Frozen Four. UMD will face UMass Thursday night in Pittsburgh, PA. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Scott Antonutti

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Esko girls basketball team.

ESKO, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Esko girls basketball coach Scott Antonutti as the top-seeded Eskomos begin their section playoff run this weekend. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Wade Chiodo

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Grand Rapids boys hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Grand Rapids boys hockey coach Wade Chiodo as the Thunderhawks get set for the section tournament next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mandy Pearson

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD women’s basketball coach Mandy Pearson as the Bulldogs await to hear who they will be playing in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Rhett McDonald

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth East boys basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald about the latest success for the Greyhounds. McDonald spoke about what his team learned from their early season match-up against top-ranked Minnehaha Academy, as well as the stellar play of seniors Noah Paulson and Mattie Thompson. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Coaches Corner: Emma Stauber

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey head coach Emma Stauber as her team is currently undefeated on the season. She also spoke about the Mirage’s big win over Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and what it means to have the chance to play for a state title. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: CJ Osuchukwu

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Duluth Marshall girls basketball coach CJ Osuchukwu about his team’s stellar start to the season. Osuchukwu also spoke about the competition within Section 7AA, as well as the dominant play of senior Gianna Kneepkens. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Curt Wiese

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, UMD head football coach Curt Wiese recaps National Signing Day for the Bulldogs program. UMD signed 27 players this past week, including Mesabi East running back Gavin Skelton. Wiese also announced that the Bulldogs will not be playing regular season games this spring. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

Coaches Corner: Zach Otto-Fisher

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UWS women's basketball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UWS women’s basketball coach Zach Otto-Fisher as the Yellowjackets opened their season Wednesday with a win over Northland College. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Jackie MacMillan

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the St. Scholastica women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from St. Scholastica women’s hockey head coach Jackie MacMillan as the Saints will start their season next week. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Northland Coaches Talk Start of Winter Practices

For this week's segment, we hear from local head coaches on the start of winter sports practices.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, Northland head coaches talk about the start of the winter sports season. We hear from Hermantown hockey coach Patrick Andrews, CEC girls hockey coach Courtney Olin, Proctor girls basketball coach Matt Solberg and Duluth East boys basketball coach Rhett McDonald. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Justin Wieck

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD men’s basketball head coach Justin Wieck as the Bulldogs get their season started. Among the topics discussed are what the roster will look like this upcoming season and how the team will handle playing games during a pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Seamus Gregory

For this week's segment, we catch up with the athletic director and men's hockey head coach at Northland College.

ASHLAND, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with Northland College athletic director and men’s hockey head coach Seamus Gregory after the WIAC announced this week that the hockey season will begin next month. Gregory also spoke about his daughter Clare, who was diagnosed with cancer back in August, and what the overwhelming support from the hockey community…

Coaches Corner: Jamie Plesha

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth Northern Stars girls hockey team Jamie Plesha about how her team is dealing with the pause on youth sports. She also talked about what her seniors have learned from being in quarantine. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mark Wick

For this week's segment, we catch up with the former head coach of the St. Scholastica men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from former St. Scholastica men’s hockey coach Mark Wick, who is now serving as the assistant hockey coach at Augsburg University. The Hermantown native is also the mental health advocate for the Auggies and spends much of his time speaking to coaches across the state about the issues of mental…

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell as the Bulldogs open their season this week. Crowell also spoke about the protocols her team have to go through to get on the ice, as well as her expectations for junior goalie Emma Soderberg. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

Coaches Corner: Mike Zagelmeyer

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Hermantown football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the head coach of the Hermantown football team Mike Zagelmeyer. Among the topics discussed are the Hawks’ big win in the Hammer Game over Proctor, as well as what this season has been like playing without packed stands at Centricity Stadium. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Coaches Corner: Joe Hietala

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the Duluth East football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Duluth East head football coach Joe Hietala. Among the topics discussed was the team’s battle through various forms of adversity and how grateful the Greyhounds are to play this season with so much uncertainty in the Northland. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Tom Lenarz

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Cloquet football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Cloquet head football coach Tom Lenarz. Among the topics discussed were the Lumberjacks great start to the season, as well as how he is communicating with his players in an unpredictable season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Greg Spahn

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Grand Rapids football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with Grand Rapids head football coach Greg Spahn about his team’s undefeated start to the season. Spahn also spoke about the experience of his senior class and what this final season means to them. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Remembering Bob McDonald

For this week's segment, the family of Bob McDonald remembers the coaching legend.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, the family of the late Bob McDonald offer their thoughts and memories of the coaching legend, who passed away earlier this week. Among those we spoke with were Bob’s sons Mike and Joel, as well as his grandson Rhett. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Northland Hockey Coaches React to MSHSL’s Schedule Changes

For this week's segment, we talked to local coaches about the MSHSL's decision.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Hermantown boys hockey coach Patrick Andrews and Duluth girls hockey coach Jamie Plesha as they react to the MSHSL’s decision to reduce winter sports schedules by 30% for this upcoming season. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Corey Bachand

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Duluth East boys soccer team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Duluth East boys soccer head coach Corey Bachand following their big win Thursday night over Duluth Denfeld. Bachand spoke about the team’s stellar defense, as well as the new playoff format coming in the next few weeks. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: MFCA President Chuck Ross

For this week's segment, we hear from the president of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with the Minnesota Football Coaches Association president Chuck Ross, following the announcement that the MSHSL will be revisiting their decision to move the high school football season to the spring. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Mike Heffernan

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the CSS football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from St. Scholastica football head coach Mike Heffernan as the Saints returned to the practice field this week. Among the topics discussed are Heffernan’s thoughts on the season being moved to the spring and what his coaching staff plans to do in the meantime. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night…

Coaches Corner: Zach Otto-Fisher

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UWS women's basketball team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from UWS women’s basketball head coach Zach Otto-Fisher following the UMAC’s announcement that winter sports will be cancelled through the end of 2020. Other topics discussed include the impact on recruiting, as well as how the Yellowjackets will get ready during the fall. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo Talks NSIC Cancellation of 2020 Sports Competitions

For this week's segment, we chat with UMD athletic director Josh Berlo.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with UMD athletic director Josh Berlo following the NSIC decision to cancel all fall and winter sports through the end of the calendar year. Berlo also spoke about the impact the announcement has on the UMD men’s and women’s hockey teams. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

Coaches Corner: Jovin Kroll

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the Northwestern football team.

MAPLE, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Northwestern head football coach Jovin Kroll. Among the topics discussed are his initial reaction to the delayed start to the football season, as well as what the lack of a state tournament means to his team. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Jeff Laspi

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Proctor boys hockey team.

PROCTOR, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Jeff Laspi, the new head coach of the Proctor boys hockey team. Laspi takes over for Dan Stauber who stepped down this past season. He spent seven years with the Proctor/Hermantown girls hockey team, alongside longtime former head coach Glen Gilderman. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School,…

Coaches Corner: Josh Berlo

For this week's segment, we hear from UMD's director of athletics.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD athletic director Josh Berlo. Among the topics discussed includes the latest regarding the status of the fall sports season, as well as the partial re-opening of campus for voluntary workouts. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Kevin Moore

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the CSS men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chatted with the new head coach of the St. Scholastica men’s hockey team Kevin Moore. Moore spent the past two seasons in the NCHA as an assistant at Adrian College. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Seamus Gregory

For this week's segment, we chat with the full-time athletic director at Northland College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Seamus Gregory, who was recently named the full-time athletic director at Northland College. Gregory also serves as the head coach of the men’s hockey. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment, we chat with the head coach of the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell about how the pandemic has impacted communication with her team, as well as recruits. Also, Crowell spoke about the PWHPA and what it means to see three of her former players join the organization. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional…

Coaches Corner: “The Last Dance” Reaction

For this week's segment, we get local reaction to "The Last Dance" documentary.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Northland basketball coaches on their thoughts on the “Last Dance” ESPN documentary. Our guests include Andy Fenske, Tamara Moore, Dyami Starks, CJ Osuchukwu, Derek Anderson and Joel McDonald. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, Professional Sports, Sports

Coaches Corner: Jon Vaillancourt

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from Minnesota Wilderness head coach Jon Vaillancourt following the team’s performance in the 2020 NAHL Supplemental Draft earlier this week. Vaillancourt also talked about the Wilderness is navigating through the pandemic and staying in contact with their current players. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Coaches Corner: Joe Mooney

For this week's segment, we virtually chat with the head coach of the UWS men's soccer team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with UWS men’s soccer coach Joe Mooney who has started his own podcast, the Next Level Podcast. Mooney also talked about his thoughts on the end of the season for Duluth FC, as well as how his team is getting ready for a possible fall season. Categories: Coaches Corner, College,…

Coaches Corner: Amanda Boulier

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Amanda Boulier who was named the new head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls hockey team. She currently plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the NWHL and spent time coaching as an assistant at Yale. Categories: Coaches Corner, Friday Night Frenzy, High School, Sports

Coaches Corner: Jen Walter

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD softball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD softball head coach Jen Walter as she spoke about the sudden cancellation of the college softball season. She also spoke about how she’s keeping busy while in quarantine and what Mandy Matula Day means to the Bulldogs program. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of…