Monday, October 20, 2008

Profile: Andy Meinhardt

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PROFILE: Andy Meinhardt
Today the profile spotlight falls on Andy Meinhardt coach at Bloomington Jefferson. Meinhardt is also the program director and coaches at the Metro Stars AAU Program. The Metro Stars was named program of the year in the summer of 2007 by gbbrecruit.

Birthday: 2/17/77

Schooling: Academy of the Holy Angels, University of St. Thomas. Currently enrolled in a masters of education program with St. Mary's with completion date April 2009.

Mentor Coaches: Ray Finley, Jay Williams, Mike Pendino

Basketball Coaching Jobs: Centennial Varsity Assistant, Breck Varsity Assistant, Burnsville Head Coach, Minnesota Blizzard AAU, MN Metro Stars AAU coach and program director (current), Bloomington Jefferson Head Coach (current)

Favorite basketball movie: Hoosiers

Favorite high school gymnasium: Jefferson

Favorite team growing up: Chicago Bulls

Opponents starting five from your high school career:
Courtney Boylan, Chaska
Michelle Kaus, Eastview
Ali Prichard, Apple Valley
Jamie Broback, Eastview
Liz Podomonick, Lakeville

Starting five from your AAU career
(All played on the same Metro Stars team several years ago)
Alyssa Nelson
Annika Boyd
Megan Vogel
Leslie Knight
Jamie Broback

trend you like in high school basketball: How skilled everyone is getting.

trend that needs fixing in basketball: The playoffs. Time to move to a 64 team field for AAAA.

Most memorable game you coached: Beating #5 ranked Apple Valley at the last second while coaching at Burnsville

Most painful loss: Losing to the same Apple Valley team in the section semi-finals

If you could go to a college to assist which one: Minnesota

Biggest change in basketball since you started coaching: The summer waiver period.

Favorite value in others: Competitiveness

Thanks coach Meinhardt

There will be another profile up on Wednesday.

Next up: tomorrow or when news breaks