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Sophomore Coaches

Bryan Dammann - 18th Year at MHS

Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers Coach

Alma Mater(s):  Mayer Lutheran High School; Gustavus Adolphus College

Bryan Dammann enters his eighteenth season at Minnetonka. Coach Dammann serves as the sophomore head coach this season. Bryan has coached previously at Brooklyn Center High School serving as an assistant for two years and as head coach for three years. He was also a junior high coach in St. Clair, Minnesota for two years. Bryan is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and is a math teacher at Minnetonka High School.  Bryan and his wife Echo have four children; Isaiah, Evelyn, Ariel and Duke. They currently reside in Minneapolis.

Email:  Bryan.Dammann@MinnetonkaSchools.org

Jason Bell - 14th Year at MHS

Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater(s): Columbia Heights High School, Hamline University, Saint Mary’s University

This is Jason's fourteenth year with the Skippers. He is a graduate of Columbia Heights High School, where he was a four-year letter winner and co-captain. Jason played football at Hamline University, where he again was a four-year letter winner while earning degrees in Anthropology and Social Studies with a Licensure in Education; he obtained a Masters in Education from Saint Mary’s University in 2013. Jason teaches Social Studies, including multiple AP classes, at Minnetonka High School. Jason and his wife Jamie live in Shakopee with their son, Jacob.

Email: Jason.Bell@MinnetonkaSchools.org
Twitter:  @RealCoachBell65

Joe Carlson – 3rd Year at MHS

Wide Receivers Coach

Alma Mater(s): Thomas Jefferson High School, Bethel University

Joe Carlson enters his 3rd season at Minnetonka. Coach Carlson serves as the wide receivers coach on the sophomore team. Joe is a graduate of Bethel University, where he played football and graduated with a degree in Math Education. He is a Math teacher at Minnetonka High School and resides in St. Louis Park.

Email: Joseph.Carlson@MinnetonkaSchools.org 

John Croyle - 14th Year at MHS

Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach

Alma Mater(s): Wayzata High School, Bethel University

Coach Croyle enters his fourteenth year of coaching at Minnetonka and serves on the sophomore staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He spent the last two years as the varsity offensive coordinator. Prior to this Coach Croyle has been in a variety of roles in the program, including - Varsity Offensive Coordinator, Varsity QB Coach, Varsity WR Coach, Varsity Safeties Coach, and Sophomore Head Coach.

Coach Croyle is a 2006 graduate of Bethel University with a BA degree in History and Social Studies Education. John was a three-year starter as a wide receiver at Bethel under Steve Johnson and earned All-MIAC honors there.

John is a Social Studies teacher at Minnetonka High School. He and his wife Mikaela have four daughters, Vienna (8), Laken (6), Noa (5), Farrah (1) and one son, Rafe (3). They reside in Waconia.

Email:  John.Croyle@MinnetonkaSchools.org
Twitter: @CoachCroyle

Evan Dahl - 1st Year @ MHS

Running Backs

Alma Mater(s): Armstrong High School; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, St. Cloud State University

Evan received his bachelors degree in Psychology from UW-Eau Claire in 2015, and his Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State in 2018. Before joining the Minnetonka football staff, Evan was the receivers coach at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, and the tight end coach at SCSU before that. 

Evan will be a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department at Minnetonka High School.

Email:  EDahl@Mtka.org

Brennan Dickinsen – 6th Year at MHS

Special Teams Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach

Alma Mater(s): Augusta High School (Wisconsin), Minnesota State University Mankato

Coach Dickinsen is entering his sixth year on the sophomore staff and coaches the secondary and special teams coordinator. He was the defensive coordinator at Mankato East Middle School for one season, and offensive coordinator for the freshmen and defensive assistant for the sophomore team at Bloomington Kennedy for two seasons before coming to Minnetonka.

Brennan graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. He also played basketball at the University of Minnesota-Crookston from 2007-09 and was a linebacker at Minnesota State University Mankato from 2009-11. Brennan, his wife Mandi, sons Dominic (3) and Chandler (1) reside in Shakopee.  He currently teaches 4th grade at Deephaven Elementary.

Email: Brennan.Dickinsen@MinnetonkaSchools.org

Jesse Meyen - 4th Year at MHS

Defensive Line Coach

Alma Mater(s): Murray County Central High School, Gustavus Adolphus College

Jesse Meyen enters his fourth season at Minnetonka. He has coached previously at St. Peter High School, serving as a special teams and defensive backs coach for three years. Jesse is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he played defensive end for four years. He is a Math Teacher and the head girls track coach at Minnetonka Middle School West. Jesse and his wife Heather reside in Chaska with their son Declan.

Email: Jesse.Meyen@MinnetonkaSchools.org

Thomas Norton – 3rd Year at MHS

Outside Linebackers Coach

  Alma Mater(s): Minnetonka High School, St. John's University

Thomas Norton enters his 3rd year of coaching football at Minnetonka High School, coaching the outside linebackers. He is a 1986 Minnetonka High School grad and played football at St. John's University in Collegeville. Thomas received a degree in Economics with a minor in Government Studies at St. John's. Thomas is married to wife Lisa and has two kids – Nikhil (17) and Neena (16) – who attend Minnetonka High School.