Mike Carroll is in his 18th season in 2016-17 as the women's head hockey coach at Gustavus. Within his tenure behind the Gustie bench, Carroll has turned Gustavus women’s hockey into one of the most successful programs in NCAA Division III. He has compiled an overall record of 359-94-32 in 17 seasons and has the most coaching victories in the history of the program. Carroll is the second winningest coach all-time in NCAA Division III women's hockey with 359 wins and a winning percentage of .773.
In 2014-15, the Gustavus women’s hockey team finished the regular season on top of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a league record of 15-2-1, but was upset in the MIAC semifinals, finishing the year with an overall record of 19-5-2.
Carroll has directed the Gusties to 12 MIAC regular season titles (2000-01, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) and has been named the MIAC Coach-of-the-Year six times (2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2010-11, 2012-13). In addition to coaching 36 players who have earned All-Conference honors 64 times, he has coached six MIAC Players-of-the-Year in Sarah Garrison, Andrea Peterson, Stefanie Ubl, Allie Schwab, Lindsey Hjelm and Carolyn Draayer. Carroll has also worked with 14 players who have earned All-America distinction 22 times and two American Hockey Coaches Association Players-of-the-Year, including four-time MIAC Player-of-the-Year and four-time All-American Andrea Peterson.
Prior to coming to Gustavus, Carroll served as the head boys' hockey coach at Mankato West High School from 1991 to 1999. Carroll's college coaching resume included a stint as head men's hockey coach at Fergus Falls Community College from 1986 to 1987 as well as a season as the assistant men's coach at the University of St. Thomas in 1983. Carroll also ended a 19-year career as the head coach of the Gustavus baseball team in the spring of 2015.
Carroll, an Edina, Minnesota native, competed in hockey and baseball at Mankato State. After graduating with a degree in municipal recreation in 1982, Carroll played professional baseball in the Montreal Expos organization for two years. Carroll was inducted into the Edina High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Minnesota State University-Mankato Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.
Mike and his wife, Terri, live in Mankato and have two sons, Matt and Mike.