From the Activities and Athletics Dept.
WINTER SPORTS DATES
The following list outlines the first day of practice for our Winter Sports and the Head Coach's email address:
Girls Hockey - Matt Cranston: firstname.lastname@example.org November 16th
Boys Hockey - Lucas Trickle: email@example.com November 16th
Boys Basketball - Randy Jordan: firstname.lastname@example.org November 23rd
Girls Basketball - Holly Spoo: email@example.com November 16th
Wrestling - Brad Holzer: firstname.lastname@example.org November 23th
Cheer - Bree Lindahl: email@example.com Ongoing
Dance - Robin Falde: firstname.lastname@example.org Ongoing
Power Lifting - Adam Sheldon: email@example.com Contact Coach Sheldon for start date/practice times
Middle Border Conference
IMPACT Concussion Testing - Must be completed prior to start date
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Winter Game Workers Needed!!!
We are starting to prepare for winter and the return of winter athletic events which leads us to scheduling game workers for wrestling and boys' and girls' basketball. There are positions for keeping book, running the clock, and admissions.
The hourly pay for adults is $15.00 and for students it is $10.71 (students must be 14 years or older.) If you are interested, please contact Wendy Hoverson at whoverson@scc,k12.wi.us
Meet the Head Coaches
Holly Spoo - Girls Basketball
I am a New Richmond graduate and after high school received a Bachelors degree in biology and secondary education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters in exercise science from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. During college, I played DIII basketball with UWRF and UW-Oshkosh, highlighted by our team winning a National Championship and being named All-American.
I have collegiate coaching experience at all 3 NCAA Divisions & over 20 years of combined coaching experience. I also helped found and direct the largest all-girls basketball club in Wisconsin, as well as a Wisconsin based girls basketball recruiting service.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family exploring the great outdoors whether by foot, bicycle, boat or snowmobile. I am excited about joining the Panther family and helping build a program of excellence at St. Croix Central
Bree Lindahl - Cheer
Hello! My name is Bree Lindahl and I am very excited to take on the role of Head Cheer Coach at St. Croix Central! I am a 2010 alumni of SCC, and have been the assistant cheer coach for the past two years. When I’m not coaching, I work full time as a Child Care Director in Hudson. After receiving an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, I taught preschool for 5 years and am now the director of my program. I live in Hudson with my husband, Isaac, who is also a 2010 alumni, and our dog Reuben.
My passion for this program goes back 14 years! I cheered for Coach Vicki on the varsity team in the fall of 2006, and was captain of the team in 2008 and 2009. I also competed on the varsity dance team in 2009 and 2010. These programs gave me lifelong friendships, and taught me leadership, teamwork, and accountability. I believe these skills are crucial for the success of any team, especially in a high impact sport like cheer, where communication and teamwork are essential to the safety of the athletes. My goals are to instill these lifelong qualities in our cheerleaders, while continuing to grow a fun and competitive program.
Randy Jordan - Boys Basketball
I am a graduate of Mayville State University and Northern State University. Originally from North Dakota, I am in my 40th year of education. I have taught and coached in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and now Wisconsin. My coaching career includes seven high school state tournaments, four small college national tournaments, and one NAIA national tournament.
My wife Jody and I have 4 adult children and 3 grandsons.
Lucas Trickle - Boys Hockey
I am entering my third season as the head coach of the Baldwin-Woodville/St. Croix Central boys hockey co-op program. As a 2009 Baldwin-Woodville graduate, I feel very fortunate to coach where I played. Prior to coaching the Hawks, I coached at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights for three years and was a volunteer assistant with Baldwin-Woodville/St. Croix Central prior to that for one season. My coaching career began as a youth hockey coach in the Moorhead (MN) Youth Hockey Association while attending Minnesota State University Moorhead. Go Dragons!
In my three years as the head coach, we have been fortunate to accomplish a couple of firsts’ in our program’s history. During the 2018-19 season, we were undefeated in the Middle Border Conference and won our first conference title since becoming a WIAA program in 1999. In 2019-20, we were voted the #1 seed in our section for the first time in our program’s history. Based on our team’s performance in 2019-20, the Section 3 coaches voted me section coach of the year which was a big honor. In the past two years, my coaching staff and I have also been fortunate enough to coach the third, fourth, and fifth career point-getters in the past two years.
In addition to coaching the high school team, I am a board member for the Blackhawk Hockey Association where I serve on the coaching and membership committees. In conjunction with BHA, my coaching staff and I developed a summer training program which allows us to work with approximately 65 youth and high school hockey players for six weeks during the summer. I love being at the rink and am fortunate to be surrounded by many others that feel the same way. Go Hawks!
Matt Cranston - Girls Hockey
Matt Cranston (Head coach St. Croix Valley Fusion)
Played HS hockey and golf for Fergus Falls (MN) High school
Played 2 years of Hockey at Bemidji State university (won National championship freshman year)
Transferred to UW River Falls played golf JR and SR year and graduated from UWRF
I have three daughters that all played for the Fusion and are all teachers now in the surrounding area.
Coached youth hockey In River Falls for 15 years before coaching the Fusion.
I am entering my 16th season as the head coach of the Fusion. I have been the head coach since the Fusion started.
I also was the head coach of the UW-River Falls Women's golf team for 5 years.
Personal Coaching Highlights...
WIAA WI girls hockey coach of the year
Back to back to back State champions...
We have had 4 trips the state tournament and won the sportsmanship award all 4 times
We have won 8 Big Rivers Conference championships
We have won 4 Sectional championships
We have had 8 girls win the Big Rivers Conference player of the year
We have had 2 girls win WIAA player of the year
Our overall record is 269-97-15
Brad Holzer - Wrestling
Hi, my name is Brad Holzer. I am a 1993 graduate of St. Croix Central High School and a 1998 graduate of Winona State University with a BS in Elementary Education. I coached middle school football and varsity wrestling in Durand for three years before coming home to Central in 2001. Here at Central I spent one season as the varsity assistant wrestling coach and then took over the head coaching job in 2002. I have also coached middle school football since 2001 and middle school track in the past.
I live in Hammond, WI, with my wife, Ali, and our three boys, Tadan, Teague, and Trennon.
Robin Falde - Dance
Hello! My name is Robin Falde, and I am so excited to be the Head Dance Line Coach for St. Croix Central. I grew up attending SCC, so it is great to back!
I now live down by Spring Valley along with my husband Chad and two daughters Taylor and Trista. Trista attends high school in Spring Valley, and Taylor will be attending college at the University of WI – River Falls. In my spare time, I enjoy taking walks, gardening, and going north to spend time on the lake at our camper.
My dance history includes dancing competitively with a dance studio in Hudson throughout my childhood years. I was also on the SCC pom dance team throughout my high school career which included a trip to the national competition in California. Following high school, I was a teacher at Center Stage Dance Studio in Baldwin, WI for a few years.
My daughter, Taylor, will be joining me as the Assistant Dance Line Coach. She has been dancing since age three and competiviely dancing since age eight at St. Croix Valley Dance Academy in Baldwin, WI. She graduated from Spring Valley High School and was on their Vallettes Dance Team for 4 years as well. Recently, she has choreographed for the Vallettes team and plays at Spring Valley Stagehands Theatre. In her high school dance team career, she was chosen two years for WACPC All State, and she received the WACPC Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and she will be continuing to dance with their college dance team.
Adam Sheldon - Power Lifting
Adam Sheldon will be working his third year at SCC and it will be his ninth year teaching in education. While being a Special Education teacher at SCC High School, Coach Sheldon is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Head Powerlifting Coach.
Adam Sheldon is a 2002 DeForest High School graduate. Coach Sheldon graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Master's degree in Special Education: Cross-Categorical in 2012. He was in Richland Center School District for four years before taking a position at SCC High School. This will be Coach Sheldon's second year running the weight training program and the third year running the powerlifting team. Coach Sheldon does have a Strength & Conditioning Certification. Sheldon's coaching philosophy is that athletes can develop and make gains by preaching the following things: educate, motivate, create competition, and be someone that athletes trust & look up to.
When not coaching, Coach Sheldon likes to fish, hunt, weight train, and be around friends and coaching staff.
THE PANTHER WAY
VISION: Be an athletic community respected by others as a model of excellence in student character, commitment, and competitiveness as defined in the Panther Way.
MISSION: To prepare our student athletes with fundamental athletic skills, exceptional character, strength & conditioning, academic motivation, and knowledge needed to represent the Panther community with honor in local and state athletic contests.