Coaches

Chad Ostermann

    Head Coach    Email Chad Ostermann

HIGH SCHOOL:  Maple River High School 1993

COLLEGE:
Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, MN) – B.S. Physical Education 1997
Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) – M.S. Health and Human Performance 2000

EMPLOYMENT:
2011-Present    Owner/Agent, M&M Insurance Agency, LLC
2005-2011        Agent, Farmers Insurance Group
2004-2005        Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Missouri State University-West Plains (West Plains, MO)
1999-2004        Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Colby Community College (Colby, KS)
1998-1999        Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:
2008-Present    Head Coach, Maple River High School
2005-2006        Volunteer Assistant Coach, Maple River High School
2004-2005        Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Missouri State University-West Plains (West Plains, MO)
1999-2004        Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Colby Community College (Colby, KS)
1998-1999        Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD) Other Positions Held: Travel Team Basketball Coach, Junior High Baseball Coach, Youth Football Coach

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:
1989-1993        Maple River High School
1993 State Champions
-1993 Minnesota Basketball News Class A Player of the Year
-All State (1992,1993)
-Academic All State (1993)

1993-1997        Southwest Minnesota State University
-All Conference Honorable Mention (1996-97)

FAMILY:
Married to the former Joy Anderson and reside in Mankato with their two dogs: Molly (a pug) and Ben (a chocolate lab).

Head JV Coach/ Assistant Varsity Coach:  Eric Ward
Email Eric Ward
High School:
Maple River High School 2000

College:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
South Central College, Mankato- AAS Degree in Sales/Marketing

Employment:
2001-Present  Manager, Ward Farms

Coaching Experience:
2003-Present  Maple River Boys Basketball
9th year at Varsity Level

Playing Experience:  1998-2000  Maple River High School
1999 All-Conference
2000 All Conference

Family:
Married to the former Sarah Thompson and reside in Mapleton with their children:
Madison , Merrit 5, Jack 2

 

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Head B Squad Coach: Jeff Cole
Email Jeff Cole
High School:
Maple River High School  1996

College:
Riverland Community College  1998
Minnesota State University, Mankato  2001- B.S. Elementary Education

Employment:
Middle School Math and Social Studies Teacher, Maple River Schools
Coaching Experience:  16th year in Maple River Boys Basketball
Junior High, C Squad, and B squad

Playing Experience:
1994-1996 Maple River High School
1996-1998  Riverland Community College

Family:
Married to the former Amber Hanson and reside in Mapleton with their daughter Bria 8 and son Ryler 5.

 

Head C Squad Coach: Brad Lawson

Email Brad Lawson

Lawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School: Belle Plaine High School 2007
College: Inver Hills Community College (Inver Grove Heights, MN) Associate of Arts Degree 2009 Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) B.A Elementary Education 2012

Coaching Experience:
Assistant Baseball Coach- Bethany Lutheran College 2012
Jr High Baseball Coach Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton – 2013
Jr High Basketball Coach- 3rd year

Playing Experience: Belle Plaine High School 2005-2007 Captain 2007 All Conference 2007
Family: Married to former Candice Borchardt, daughter Addison 2

 

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