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Dave Shoemaker

Dave Shoemaker – 15th Year at MHS

Defensive Line Coach

Alma Maters: Checotah High School (Oklahoma), University of Minnesota

Dave is entering his 15th season coaching at Minnetonka High School. Prior to that, he coached at Hopkins High School for eight years, including four seasons as a defensive line coach and four seasons as a linebackers coach. He also coached at St. Louis Park High School for three years as defensive co- coordinator coaching linebackers and defensive ends.


Dave graduated from the University of Minnesota, where he played for the Gophers for a year after transferring from the University of Oklahoma. At Oklahoma, he played defensive tackle for four years and was on the 1985 national championship team under coach Barry Switzer.

Dave worked in law enforcement for 14 years before retiring to pursue a career in education. He currently teaches Special Education at Minnetonka High School. Dave and his wife Alison live in the Minnetonka School District and have three children: Nate, Erin and Anna.