Shattuck-St. Mary’s Names Head Coaches for Boy’s Soccer

Mel Mahler and Bob Moullin appointed U16 and U14 Development Academy Head Coaches

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School announced on January 8 that Mel Mahler and Bob Moullin have been named Head Coaches for the Boy’s U16 and U14 Development Academy teams within the school’s Soccer Center of Excellence (COE).  Shattuck-St. Mary’s Head of School and Director of Athletics, Don MacMillan, and Boys Director of Soccer, Tim Carter, announced these appointments today.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to add to our staff an individual with the level of coaching and recruiting experience that Mel Mahler brings,” said Carter. His knowledge in all facets of the game and his vast network of contacts across the country will be a tremendous asset to our program. I’m confident that Mel will continue the outstanding work done by Coach Moullin as he takes over our U16 team as Head Coach in January.”

With the addition of a U14 team to the program in August of 2015, Shattuck-St. Mary’s selected current U16 Head Coach Bob Moullin as its first U14 Coach. “It was clear from the start that the coach of this age group needed to understand who we are, how we do things and most importantly, be someone with the coaching and player development experience necessary to lead this team. We could not have found a better individual to be the first U14 Head Coach than Coach Moullin. He is a quality coach who the boys respect greatly,” said Carter.

Don MacMillan concurs, adding, “We are very excited to be adding a U14 Academy team beginning next year.  Being able to offer the opportunity for younger players to benefit from top-level competition and outstanding coaching will clearly be of great benefit to their development. Adding Mel Mahler to our staff continues SSM’s tradition of offering the highest quality coaching available to our players.”

U16 players will transition from Coach Moullin to Coach Mahler during January and February as they prepare for the second half of the US Soccer Development Academy season. In addition, both head coaches will also serve as assistants with older age group teams as part of the Boys Soccer COE vertical integration plan for team coaching.  Current U16 Assistant Coach, Tim Bohnenkamp, continues in his role while a national search for a U14 Assistant Coach will be forthcoming later this year.

Mel Mahler, courtesy gobonnies.sbu.edu

Coach Mel Mahler, photo courtesy sbu.edu

Mel Mahler (Boys U16 Head Coach) – Mahler brings over 35 years of coaching, recruiting and management experience having coached at the collegiate, club and Olympic Development Program levels.

A graduate of High Point College, Mahler stepped off the playing field and immediately embarked on a coaching career at his alma mater before assuming coaching positions at Akron University, Pfeiffer College, Bowling Green State and most recently, St. Bonaventure University. In addition, he has coached in the Olympic Development Program as Head Coach for both Ohio-North and New York West state associations, where most recently he has taken the U15 New York West teams to the Region I ODP finals on two occasions.

During his tenure at Bowling Green, Mahler guided his teams to eight conference tournament finals, winning three consecutive conference championships and three NCAA tournament appearances, reaching the final sixteen twice and achieving a top 20 national ranking three times. While at St. Bonaventure, Mahler led his teams to consecutive post-season appearances – the first in the school’s history. Numerous players have achieved All-Conference and All-Region honors while five players have been named All-American and four players have been named Academic All-Americans. Capping off his player’s accomplishments were two Conference Players of the Year awards.

In addition to his coaching, Mahler has served as a site administrator for the US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools, US Soccer Regional Coaching Symposium and US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Camps.

Mahler received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Educations from High Point College and a Master’s of Education/Physical Education from Akron University. He currently holds a US Soccer Federation ‘B’ License.

Mahler and his wife, Karin, have two children, Zoe and Nash.

Coach Bob Moullin

Coach Bob Moullin

Bob Moullin (Boys U14 Head Coach) – A native of Manchester, England, Bob Moullin has more than 30 years of coaching experience at club, high school, college and national levels.

Most recently, Coach Moullin served Shattuck-St. Mary’s School as the Boys U16 Development Academy Head Coach within the full-time Soccer Center of Excellence program for the past four years. As the head coach he was responsible for the identification, recruitment and development of boys within this age group.

Both the men’s and women’s head coach for 15 years at Flagler College and the men’s Head Coach at Jacksonville University, Moullin has amassed over 200 collegiate wins while earning six conference titles and has helped 22 collegiate athletes achieve All-American and Academic All-American honors.

A former National Staff Coach for US Soccer, Coach Moullin worked extensively with the U14 National Development Program and was responsible for overseeing the technical development of twelve states that comprise the South region of the country.  In addition, Moullin was the Head Regional Coach for the Region III Olympic Development Program for eight years, coached in four Olympic Sport Festivals and served as an Assistant Coach for the US Soccer U17 National Youth Team in two U17 World Cups in 1991 and 1993.

Moullin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management with a minor in Mathematics from Flagler College in 1988. In addition, Moullin holds a US Soccer Federation ‘A’ License and has served as an instructor at US Soccer Federation National Coaching Schools.

Moullin and his wife Holly have two children, Andrew and Victoria.



Soccer Winter Skills Training Cancelled for Thursday, Jan 8

Due to road conditions tonights (Thursday, January 8, 2015) Winter Skills Training is cancelled.  We will be back next week in the Dome here at Shattuck, 7-8:15pm.  Please make sure you bring your payment with you next week if you have not mailed it already.  We will make up the session on Thursday, February 19.

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Former Director of Hockey Jean-Paul Parisé Dies at 73

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JP (center), pictured with his two sons, Zach (left) and Jordan.

Faribault, MN— J.P. Parisé, a hockey legend and beloved figure in Shattuck-St. Mary’s school community, died from a year-long battle with lung cancer on January 7, 2015. He is survived by his spouse Donna and sons Jordan ’01 and Zach ’02.

J.P. joined the Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey program in 1996 as its director. During his 12 year tenure at the School, he played a pivotal role in establishing Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a nationally and internationally recognized hockey program. He brought not only his abilities as a coach but a warm and engaging personality to all who knew him.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Director of Hockey Tom Ward offered these thoughts about his friend and mentor. “J.P. Parisé was a great leader and mentor to many involved in the Shattuck- St. Mary’s hockey program and community. His leadership set the direction for where we are today. His place in the history of Minnesota hockey as a player and coach and administrator, has few peers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna, Jordan, Zach and their families and friends. He will be missed.”


Four SSM Golfers Place in Top 35 in FCWT Event


Tommy Schick '15 tied for 28th in a very competitive field at Grayhawk Golf Club.

By Josh Berhow in the Faribault Daily News

Competing in what Director of Golf Mike Higdon thought was the toughest tournament field his squad had been up against all season, the Shattuck-St. Mary’s golf program still produced some quality finishes over the weekend.

Four golfers finished in the top 35 in the boys 15-19 division, which had nearly 80 golfers, and another, Michael Hauer Jr., was fourth out of six in the boys 12-14 division at the FCWT Classic at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday and Sunday.

In the boys 15-19 division, Parker Reddig ’17 tied for 14th at plus-9 with a 78-75—153, Tommy Schick ’15 tied for 28th at plus-14 with a 80-78—158 and Shelem Vickers ’18 and Grant O’Donnell ’16 tied for 32nd at plus-16. Vickers shot an 81-79—160, and O’Donnell finished with an 86-74—160.

“(Schick and Vickers) played consistent and played well,” said Higdon. “They didn’t really throw up too many big numbers up there.”

Higdon said he was impressed with O’Donnell to come back the second day and shave 12 strokes off his opening-round score. The 74 he shot on Sunday was his lowest competitive round as a member of the Sabres’ program.

“Grant’s been working pretty hard over the past couple of weeks, so it was nice to see the hard work pay off,” Higdon said. “I think he put a little pressure on himself, but he relaxed the second round and played really well.”

In the younger division, Hauer Jr. shot a two-round total of 170, firing an 80 on the first day and a 90 on the second to finish plus-26 and land in fourth. He was only four strokes shy of finishing second outright.

“Michael played well the second day to shoot 10 shots better,” Higdon said. “Playing in that younger division he hung in there and played solid and didn’t make many mistakes that second day.”

The Sabres are off until they compete in an FCWT event at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Florida, on Feb. 7-8. The same course hosted the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic from 1997 to 2002.

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Bantam Tier 1 Triumphs at Denver Tournament

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The Boys Bantam Tier 1 Hockey team had an exciting weekend of hockey in Denver at the Super2K Series, December 12-14. They lost a lead in the third period of their first game to take a challenging defeat, but knew they had to win out in order to play for the championship on Sunday. They certainly rose to the occasion with a gritty win on Friday night in front of alumni in an outstanding outdoor game at the Denver Country Club. Saturday  morning the boys played arguably their best game all year to beat a very good team from British Columbia 7-4 in a much needed total team effort. Saturday night saw a 7-0 win, which was enough to get into the championship game and face-off against the Pursuit of Excellence team again in an opportunity for retribution against the team that beat them in game one. The championship was decided in an overtime shootout with Thomas Lalonde ’18 stopping two of the three shooters he faced and Oliver Wahlstrom ’18 scoring a goal and setting up TJ Walsh ’18 with his opportunity to be the hero and send the team and parents home happy with a championship banner in tow.

“This was a fantastic weekend for the kids, and they certainly earned this championship,” said Coach Mike Carpentier ’00. “They had the opportunity to have former SSM coach and Athletic Director John Sumner on the bench to help guide them and keep them calm in the face of some adversity. The coaching staff is extremely proud of the team. This is the exclamation point that we all wanted going into the Holiday Break.”


12th Annual Campus Christmas Walk

Writer and photographer, Audrey Kletscher Helbling, attended the Campus Christmas Walk on December 13, and shared her impressions and photos in her blog – Minnesota Prairie Roots.




Edmonton Oilers Prospect Tyler Vesel

Hard work beats talent, unless talent works hard. That’s a lesson that Tyler Vesel had to learn the hard way at the storied Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep school as a teen. “I went in as a Freshman, but most people when they go come in at bantam,” Vesel said, “They ended up recruiting me my […]

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Lexi Wiesner ’14 Lives Her Dream With Disney On Ice

St. Paul, MN – Recent SSM Figure Skating graduate Lexi Wiesner ’14 is making a trip back to Minnesota this weekend. Lexi, who spent four years skating at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, is currently touring with Disney On Ice. The spectacular skating show is appearing in St. Paul this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center where Lexi will skate in the show. This morning, Lexi was interviewed by KARE 11 during a rehearsal session. Click here to watch her interview.

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