Varsity Head Coach - Chris Bixby - / (207) 749-7933
Offensive Coordinator - Jon Carlson - / (612) 875-0468
Defensive Coordinator - Tim Goh - email@example.com / (612) 701-4846
Head JV Coach - Kevin Pisca - / (612) 913-1688
Assistant Coach - Rob Griffin - / (612) 385-7484
Chris Bixby (Varsity Head Coach)
A Maine native, Coach Bixby started coaching lacrosse team while a sophomore at Bowdoin College. After coaching Middle School for one season, he moved to Junior Varsity and led the team to two undefeated seasons. During his second season at Brunswick H.S., he was asked to be defensive coordinator for the Varsity program (in addition to JV) and helped the team to win its first Class A Maine State Championship (first in school history).
Upon graduating from Bowdoin in 2007, Chris spent five years working in New York City, where he coached for CityLax (a non-profit program dedicated to bringing lacrosse to NYC public schools). While there, he became the assistant coach at the Columbus High School in the Bronx for two seasons. During his first year with the program, the team went on to win the 2010 New York City Championship – a first by a program started by CityLax.
After moving to Minneapolis in 2014, Chris was hired as the Edina High School head JV coach for the 2015 spring season.
This will be Coach Bixby's second season with St. Louis Park High School.
Coach Bixby lives in Uptown, started his own business (Collaborate), and plays ice hockey.
Jon Carlson (Offensive Coordinator)
A native of Plymouth, MN Coach Carlson attended Armstrong High School where he played high school lacrosse his senior year (also the first year of the program). After high school, Jon attend St. Johns University (Collegeville, MN) where he was a member of the lacrosse team for four years. At SJU he was the President of the team for two years and a captain his senior year. In the course of his career, SJU captured three conference titles and played in back to back national championship games. During the summers Jon coached with the Armstrong/Cooper Youth Lacrosse Association with both U11 and U13.
After graduating from St. Johns in 2007, Jon was the Head 9th grade coach, Co-JV Head Coach and helped out with Varsity at The Blake School in Hopkins. During this time the Varsity team went undefeated and captured the 2008 MSHSL State Championship.
In 2010, Jon took an opportunity at Academy of Holy Angels to become the Varsity Offensive Coordinator. While at Holy Angels Jon ran all aspects of the offense as well implementing new strategies for player development. During Jon’s time he coached three Mr. Lacrosse nominees, multiple NCAA Division 1 players and consistently had players in the top 10 in points/goals scored in the state. While Jon was the Offensive Coordinator, Holy Angels had 60 wins and 33 losses.
Jon is excited to continue to build a program that is successful in the classroom and on the field with St. Louis Park.
Coach Carlson lives in Golden Valley, works in IT at Cargill and likes to spend his off days hunting and fishing.
Tim Goh (Defensive Coordinator)
A native of Chanhassen, MN Coach Goh grew up playing ice hockey and lacrosse. Tim attended Chaska High School, and then Chanhassen High School, where he played high school lacrosse for four years. Post high school, Tim attended St. Johns University (Collegeville, MN) where he studied global business and classical piano. While at St. Johns, Tim was a defenseman with the lacrosse team for four years. In the course of his college career, SJU captured one UMLC conference title, played in four MCLA national championship tournaments, two final fours and one national championship game. During the summers, Tim coached high school developmental camps and helped with the Edina Youth Lacrosse Association U11 program.
After graduating from St. Johns in 2015, Tim helped coach St Louis Park’s U11 team.
Tim is enthusiastic to start his high school coaching career with St. Louis Park, where he will be focusing on defensive development.
Coach Goh lives in Uptown, works in sales consulting at Securian Financial Group, and enjoys live music and fishing on his off days.
Kevin Pisca (Head JV Coach)
Having grown up in Central Wisconsin, where lacrosse was not yet an established sport, Kevin first learned about the sport as a Sophomore in high school when his older brother joined the University of Minnesota club lacrosse team. Kevin was immediately hooked and followed in his brother’s footsteps by choosing the U of M as well as becoming his teammate on the lacrosse team. He played midfield all four years and also served as the club President for his Junior and Senior season. The team also nominated him as team captain his Senior season. His Senior season, U of M finished with a UMLL league championship win over their rival UMD and gained a trip to the MCLA National Championship tourney in Blaine, MN.
During college, Kevin coached one season at Armstrong as a JV coach and is looking forward to getting back into the coaching at SLP, where he will focus on midfield development at both the Varsity and JV level. He will also be working with the faceoff specialists.
Coach Pisca lives in SLP with his wife, Erin, and works in Supply Chain at Cargill.
Rob Griffin (Assistant Coach)
Rob grew up in north Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School where he played and lettered in Football and Basketball. He then attended Ridgewater College and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff playing football. He is entering his 5th year of Semi-pro football and has been named to an All-Star team 3 times. He is from a large family with 8 siblings.
Rob is hoping to bring another level of energy to the staff and be part of the great things to come on the field and in the community!
Coach Griffin would be Rob Griffin III (the third) "if not for my father and grandfather having different middle names."