Mike Carroll Steps Down As Head Baseball Coach, Will Continue As Head Women’s Hockey Coach And Don Roberts Ice Rink Manager

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by

St. Peter, Minn. – Mike Carroll, head baseball and women’s hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus College, has decided to step away from his duties as head baseball coach after 19 seasons. Carroll will remain at the helm of the women’s hockey program, while also serving as rink manager for Don Roberts Ice Rink.

“We would like to thank Mike for his contributions to the baseball program and fully support him in this transition,” said Director of Athletics Tom Brown. “He has been a wonderful leader and we look forward to having Mike focus his time and energy on the women’s hockey program and Don Roberts Ice Rink.”

The 24th head coach in Gustavus baseball history, Mike Carroll will finish as the longest tenured and winningest coach in the history of the program. In 19 seasons at Gustavus, Carroll skippered the Gusties to a mark of 344-351 overall and 191-187 in the MIAC. He was named the MIAC Coach-of-the-Year in 2002 and has coached 24 separate players who have garnered 39 all-conference honors. Carroll also coached two MIAC Players-of-the-Year in Brad Mazer ’02 and Tony Konicek ’07, three-time Academic All-American Ben Sherer ’06, and two All-Americans Brad Mazer and Tony Konicek.

“Gustavus gave me a great opportunity 16 years ago to be the head coach of both baseball and women’s hockey, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Carroll. “This opportunity will give me more of a chance to focus on the continued success of the women’s hockey program. Gustavus baseball will always hold a special spot in my heart and I will continue to support the growth of the program as it moves in a different direction.”

Carroll has served as both the head baseball and head women’s hockey coach at Gustavus since the 1999-00 season. A member of the Edina High School Hall of Fame and Minnesota State University, Mankato Athletics Hall of Fame, Carroll competed in hockey and baseball for the Mavericks and earned a degree in municipal recreation in 1982. In 16 seasons behind the bench, Carroll has turned Gustavus women’s hockey into one of the most successful programs in NCAA Division III. He has guided the Gusties to 12 MIAC Championships and ranks second in NCAA Division III history with 350 career wins.

 

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