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Coaching Staff

Stephen Carroll
Assistant Coach

Steve Carroll is entering his 17th season as an assistant coach with the Gusties. His responsibilities include helping recruit student-athletes and developing Gustavus goalies.
Carroll has more than a quarter century of goalie coaching experience and is regarded as one of the top goalie instructors in the Midwest. Steve also serves as goalie coach-in-chief for USA Hockey’s Minnesota District. He also runs his own goalie school and each year coaches hundreds of boys and girls of all skill levels.
An Edina, Minn. native, Carroll was a two-time All-America goalie for Minnesota State University, Mankato. He led the Mavericks to the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship, where he was named the tournament's MVP.
He was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, presented annually to the best player in men's college hockey. Carroll was named MSU's Male Athlete of the Century and has been inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
In 2005, he was inducted into the Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Patrick Carroll
Assistant Coach

Pat Carroll joined the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team as an assistant coach in 2015. The brother of head coach Mike Carroll and fellow assistant coach Steve, Pat brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience with him to the Gustie bench.

A 1985 graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato, Carroll holds the MSU school record for single-season points (88) and consecutive games with at least one point (25), and ranks second all-time in career goals and points (123 G, 224 P). The Edina native earned All-American honors in both the 1983 and 1984 seasons and was named the team MVP in 1985. Carroll was later inducted into the Maverick Hall of Fame in 2001 and was also inducted into the Edina High School Hall of Fame in 2008.

In addition to his coaching role, Carroll serves as a Home Office Claims Manager at Federated Mutual Insurance. Pat and his wife, Lynn, live in Eagan and have two grown children, Mollie and John.


Kirstin Peterson
Assistant Coach

A standout defender for the Gusties from 2007-11, Kirstin Peterson returns to the Gustavus women's hockey coaching staff after serving as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, and as a volunteer assistant this past season.

During her tenure as a player, the Golden Gusties went 91-16-9 overall and 62-5-5 in the MIAC, winning four MIAC championships and taking home four MIAC playoff titles. She recorded a total of 16 goals and 59 assists for 75 points, ranking 28th overall and fourth among defensemen in career points at Gustavus. Peterson, a four-time All-MIAC performer and three-time All-American (2009, 2010, and 2011), broke the program’s “Iron Woman” award in 2011, setting a new games-played mark by skating in all 116 contests over her career.

As an assistant coach in 2011-12, Peterson helped the Gusties post a 24-4-2 overall record and 16-1-1 mark in the MIAC, winning the conference championship and taking fourth in the NCAA Championships. In the 2012-13 season, the Gusties went 27-2-1 overall and a perfect 18-0 in the league, winning another conference title and once again taking fourth in the national tournament.