Chris Gargaro, Head Coach
Michelle, have two children: Christopher (33) & Ryan (28). He is blessed with two grandchildren Tony (6) & Isabella (Izzie) (3) who are the children of Christopher and his wife Angie. He is a life long resident of Woodbury and has taught at Hill-Murray for 17 years. Prior to teaching and coaching high school basketball he spent 12 years as a Human Resource Director for a variety of companies in Twin City area. This is Coach Gargaro's second year with the Wildcats.
Leif Thompson, JV Coach/Varsity Assistant
Coach Thompson lives in Lindstrom with his wife,
Emily. They have four children: Isabel (15), Seth (13), Ethan (11) and
Luke (9). Leif has an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and is
the mechanic at Carlson's BP in Lindstrom. Leif is a 1989 graduate of
Chisago Lakes High School, where he played football, basketball and
baseball. Leif was captain of his basketball team and WCCO Athlete of
the Week during his senior year. Leif has always had a passion for the
game of basketball. He discovered his passion for coaching when he
began to coach his children's teams through LARA. In the past eleven
years, he has coached hundreds of youth in the area through the
organization. This is Leif's sixth year coaching basketball for the
Mike Holmquist, Freshman Coach/Varsity Assistant
Coach Holmquist is teaching in the English department at the high school this year, and most recently was the varsity assistant coach at Somerset High School in Wisconsin. He comes to us with a wealth of basketball knowledge and a desire to work hard for our players. He attended UW-La Crosse, where he earned his teaching degree and served three years as a Varsity Assistant for La Crosse Central Boys Basketball. His first teaching job was in Medford, Wisconsin in 2009, where he was the Varsity Assistant for Boys Basketball as well. From 2010-2013, he taught in Somerset, Wisconsin, served as Varsity Assistant for Boys Basketball, Head Coach for Boys Track & Field, and earned his Masters in Teaching from UW-River Falls. He will be teaching English and coaching Freshman Boys Basketball in his first year at Chisago Lakes High School, as well as taking on Head Coaching duties for Boys and Girls Track and Field.
Rick Duncan, Varsity Assistant
Coach Duncan lives in the Chisago Lakes area with his wife Kelly. They have three sons: Kyle (22), Chris (18), and Carter (15). Rick is a 27 year veteran of Law Enforcement, currently serving as Sheriff of Chisago County after being elected in 2010. Rick has an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement, a Bachelor Degree in Business, and a Masters Degree in Administrative Justice. Rick is a 1983 graduate of Chisago Lakes High School where he played football and ran track, earning his way to the State Track Tournament in 1983. (Don't let him catch you in the high school hallway or you will fall victim to admiring his school track record that has yet to be broken.) Rick is very active in the community, and has been coaching football, baseball and basketball for over 20 years at the youth level. He has 15 years experience of coaching youth basketball at the traveling level. He has served in the past as a board member and president of both the CL Hoops Club and Lakes Area Recreation Association. This is his second year coaching basketball with the Wildcats.
Jeremy Klein, Volunteer Program Assistant
Coach Klein lives in Woodbury with his wife, Natalie, and his daughter, Sophia, who is seven years old. He grew up and graduated from high school in Brandon, MN which is located near Alexandria. Coach Klein's occupation is a carpenter/handyman. He has had many basketball coaching experiences, including coaching for 2 years at Woodbury High School, 4 years at Hill-Murray High School and 1 year at Tartan. This is his second year volunteering with the Chisago Lakes Boys Basketball program.
Ryan Gargaro, Volunteer Program Assistant