Totino-Grace Welcomes New Coaches for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

 

Patrick Bowlin - Girls Basketball

Totino-Grace High School is excited to announce that Patrick Bowlin has been named head girls basketball coach. Patrick has a variety of experiences coaching many different sports at the high school and college level and a long upbringing in athletics and coaching. He is no stranger to TG as he spent time here in 2015 as the JV volleyball coach.    

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to be back coaching at Totino-Grace and the chance to build a great girls’ basketball program I know that TG is a special place, and I love being a part of a Catholic community. I’m eager to begin working with the players, parents, administration, and the entire TG community again,” Bowlin said. "I’m grateful for my coaching experiences thus far, and I’ve always had a passion for coaching basketball and couldn’t be more excited to do that at TG. I want to use basketball as a platform to help develop character that empowers young women. A significant part of accomplishing this goal involves developing an culture of care and encouragement for one another.”   

Patrick currently works as an elementary fourth grade teacher at St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul. Additionally, Patrick is a volleyball assistant coach at the University of St. Thomas and head softball coach at Cretin-Derham Hall. Other collegiate and high school coaching experiences include work at Marquette University, Winona State University, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, College of St. Benedict, Cotter High School, and St. Thomas Academy. 

Patrick will provide great leadership in developing TG girls’ basketball players into a group striving toward common goals, developing character, and growing both on and off the court. 

 

Brian Murphy - Boys Hockey

Totino-Grace warmly welcomes Brian Murphy as the new head coach for the boys hockey program. Brian played high school hockey at Cretin-Derham Hall where he was a three year letterman, was voted all conference and participated in the Great 8 Festival for the top seniors in the state his senior year. He played post high school for the Danville Wings (NAHL) and at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.

Brian followed his passion for hockey coaching and scouting players at every level. In the last 15 years Murphy has been both an Assistant and Head coach at the bantam level, both Minnesota AA and USA Tier 1. He has also served as an assistant for Greg Vannelli at St. Paul Academy and in junior hockey for both the Albert Lea Thunder of the North American Hockey League as well as the and Owatonna Express. 

In addition to coaching for the last 15 years, Brian has been a scout for the teams in the USHL and the Washington Capitals in the NHL. He was also chosen to coach in the Minnesota High Performance Program League and the MN Bantam Elite League in the off season. 

The past five seasons Coach Murphy led the Minnetonka Bantam AA team. Besides winning two consecutive state titles in  2015 and 2016, Minnetonka defeated Tier 1 national championship teams Shattuck-St. Mary’s and the Chicago Mission in consecutive years.

Brian shares, "I am honored to be chosen to represent the Totino-Grace Community and Eagle hockey.  I am grateful for the opportunity of continuing Your tradition of developing exceptional student athletes in all aspects of life, and very excited to get started."

 

Nick Carroll – Boys Basketball

Totino-Grace has appointed Nick Carroll to lead the school’s boys basketball program. Nick is a 2006 graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall and 2010 graduate of Hamline University. He served as assistant coach to Augsburg College and Minnetonka High School boys basketball programs and is currently a head coach at D1 Minnesota.

Nick shares, “I chose to come to come to Totino-Grace because the culture for excellence in all aspects was undeniable. From administration, to staff, to students, the continuity in vision for where this place is going was too strong not to be a part of.”

His enthusiasm for motivating student athletes extends to future Eagles as well, adding, “We are committed to making Totino-Grace a place where prospective student-athletes can come accomplish their goals on the court, in the class room, and most important, in the real world. It is our mission to utilize basketball as a vehicle to build young men that can go impact the world long after their time at TG.”

Jeff Wahl – Girls Hockey

Jeff Wahl has been named as the 2017-2018 girls hockey program head coach by Totino-Grace High School. Jeff comes to Totino-Grace from Chaska/Chanhassen where he spent four years as the girls hockey head coach. During his tenure with the Stormhawks he received two Section 2AA Head Coach of the Year awards and his teams won three consecutive conference championships. Jeff notes, “I am most proud of helping 14 student-athletes reach their goal of playing college hockey.” Prior to his time at Chaska/Chanhassen, he coached at Armstrong High School, Willmar High School, and Chaska high school in addition to leading the Willmar A Bantams to three VFW State Tourneys.

Jeff shares, “I believe in creating a positive, fun environment and focusing on the important things that lead to winning, rather than winning as the goal. I genuinely care about each student-athlete and build individual relationships with each one to better understand their personal goals and dreams for the season, their high school careers and possibly college.

Jeff spends his time away from the rink as a Class A PGA Professional and has served at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Eagle Creek Golf Club in Willmar and Elm Creek Golf Course in Plymouth. Currently, he is the pro at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Albertville.

 

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