2014 Metro Stars Coaching Staff

Steve Reiter

Steve will be the head coach of the Metro Stars 15U team in 2014. Steve joined the Metro Stars coaching staff in 1999. Steve is one of the most decorated AAU coaches in the state having coached Metro Stars teams to three MN AAU State Championships as well as being named MN AAU Coach of the year after the 2004 & 2010 AAU seasons. His Metro Stars Black 2010 team went 35-7 and ended the season as the number one ranked team in Minnesota by GPrep and in the coverage area by Girls Basketball Recruit.

Steve has taken six Metro Stars teams to the AAU National Tournament as well as national exposure tournaments in Oregon, Illinois, Tennessee, Chicago, and South Dakota. While serving as the head girls basketball coach at Blaine High School, Steve lead the program to over 300 wins in his coaching career. Steve was inducted into the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007.  He will serve as an assistant on the Bethel girls basketball coaching staff during the 2011-2012 season.

You will not find a more professional coach in the state of Minnesota than Steve Reiter.

Ellen B. Wiese

Ellen will be head coach of the Metro Stars Black team in 2014. Coach Wiese joined the Metro Stars coaching staff in the spring of 2008 and has been coaching AAU basketball since 2001. She has guided each of her Metro Stars teams to the MN AAU State Championship game.  In 2011 her 13U Black squad won the Classic Bracket at the 13U AAU National Tourney in Orlando, FL.

Coach Wiese is the Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach at Orono High School. Previously she was the Assistant Varsity coach and Junior Varsity Coach at Maple Grove High School. She is an attorney with her own family law practice.  

Shelly Soule

Shelly will be the head coach of the Metro Stars 13U team in 2014.  Shelly started her Metro Stars career as a player on the 16U team in 2002 and joined the Metro Stars coaching staff in the spring of 2011 as the head coach of our 14U white team.

Shelly played high school at Lakeville High School where she was a four year letter winner and a part of two Minnesota AAAA State Championship teams her freshman and sophomore years as well as a Minnesota AAAA Second Place State Tournament finish her senior season in 2004.  Shelly’s individual accomplishments are:  two-time all-conference award, honorable-mention all-state, 2004 Minnesota State AAAA All-Tournament team, ranks 2nd in three-point single season percentage for Lakeville North, 4th in career three-pointers, 6th overall in career assists and 12th overall in career scoring at Lakeville High School.

Shelly played collegiate basketball at Minnesota State University Moorhead from 2005-2008.  Throughout her career as a Dragon Shelly helped lead her team to the regional tournament in 2007, earned the 2007 & 2008 Best Defensive Player award, the 2006 Hustle Award, All-NSIC Academic Team in 2006, 2007, and 2008, as well as MSUM Dean’s List in 2007 and 2008. 

Shelly has been the varsity assistant coach at Lakeville North High School since fall of 2009, coaching under long-time head coach Andy Berkvam who was recently inducted to the Minnesota Girls Basketball Hall of Fame.  This next year she will be the head Varsity coach at Lakeville North High School.

Jamie (Broback) Waldo

Jamie (Broback) Waldo will be the head coach of the Metro Stars 13U Black team in 2013. Jamie started her Metro Stars career as a player for the 14U in 2000. As a player she was a part of many successful teams that placed high at some of the biggest national tournaments. Some of these include: 5th place at the End of the Oregon Trail, 3rd place at Nationals in Las Vegas and 1st place in the Nike Tournament in Chicago. This will be Jamie’s 2nd year as a head coach for Metro Stars. Prior to being a head coach she was an assistant for 3 years with various Metro Stars teams.

Jamie played High School Basketball at Eastview High School in Apple Valley where she was a 4 year letter winner. She was part of two different teams that went to the Minnesota 4A State Championship game. Some of Jamie’s individual accomplishments at Eastview were: Scoring over 1,000 points, All State, Miss Basketball Finalist and Honorable Mention High School McDonald’s All American.

Jamie played her collegiate basketball at the University of Minnesota, where was a 3 time letter winner. During her freshman year in 2004 she was a part of the Gophers team that went to the Final Four. Her individual awards include: All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2005), Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-American (2006), 2nd Team All-Big Ten (2006), Big Ten Player of the Week, as well as scoring over 1,000 career points.

Jamie is going into her 7th season Providence Academy.  This will be her 1st season as the Head Varsity Girls’ basketball coach at Providence Academy. She has also been the girls Varsity soccer coach at Providence for 5years.

Brian Cosgriff

Coach Cos will be the coach of the Metro Stars 11U team. He previously
coached in the Metro Stars organization in 2007 and 2008. He is the Head
Girls basketball coach at Hopkins high school. Cos has over 30 years of
experience coaching basketball at all levels, both boys and girls. He is a
elementary physical education teacher at Alice Smith elementary in Hopkins.

Andy Berkvam

Andy Berkvam will be the coach of the Metro Stars 10U team in 2014.  He has been the head Varsity coach at Lakeville/Lakeville North for 23 Years, with 9 state tournament Appearances including 3 State Championships and 1 Runner Up.  He has coached 3 Miss Basketball Winners (Liz Podominick, Cassie Rochel and Rachel Banham).  His career record is 419-206 and in 2010 he was inducted into the Minnesota Girls Hall of Fame.  This winter he will be heading back to his hometown of Northfield to be the Boy's Varsity head coach.

Ray Finley

Ray Finley will serve as Metro Stars player personnel coordinator for the 2012 season.  Ray was a founding member of the Minnesota Metro Stars Basketball Club and has coached teams Metro Stars team at all age levels of our program.  Ray is one of the most successful high school coaches in the state winning state championships at both Blake and Breck. Ray is currently the varsity head coach at Providence Academy.