Coach Foster was named Head Coach in January, 2020. Coach Foster started in the St. Louis Park football program in 2006 as a Junior High Head Coach. Coach Foster has been coaching traveling basketball for the 8th graders for St. Louis Park since 2004. He lettered in football and track at Glenn Hills high school in Augusta Georgia from 1986-1988. Coach Foster is also a Gulf War Veteran, he served in the Gulf War Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991. Played semi-pro football from 1997 - 2006 for the Mid American and Great Plains Football League in Minnesota. He was the 2004 defensive line player of the year for the Shakopee Warriors. MFL All-star from 2003-2006. Coach Foster and his wife Jennifer have three children and two grandsons, daughters Bri-Aunna and Le-Kendria, and son A.J. Grandsons, Kaden and Koa.
Coach Ewald started in the St. Louis Park football program in 2003 after 20 years of high school coaching (Blaine, Kellogg, Roseville and Moundsview) and 14 years of college football coaching. He has his B.A. from Macalester and M.A. from Wake Forest. He and his wife, Judy, have three children and 8 grandchildren.
Jack Swanberg - (Quartebacks)
Jack Swanberg has been coaching at St Louis Park since 2016. He has been a defensive backs coach the past three years and will transition to the offensive side of the ball this year and coach the quarterback position. He currently teaches 4th grade at Susan Lindgren Elementary School. As a graduate of Hamline University in St Paul, Swanberg graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. During his playing career as a quarterback and defensive back, he was a four year letter winner, two-time conference special teams player of the week, and D3football.com west region first team.
Rob Griffin - (Varsity Defensive Coordinator, Varsity LB, Special Teams Coordinator) email@example.com
Rob Griffin --"I would be the 3rd if not for my father and grandfather having different middle names." Rob grew up in north Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School where he played and lettered in Football and Basketball. He then attended Ridgewater College and University of Arkansas Pine Bluff playing football. He is a retired Semi-pro football and has been named to an All-Star team 5 times. He came from a large family with 9 siblings. He is hoping to bring another level of energy to the great staff in place and be part of the great things to come on the field and in the community!
"Here to bring a winning culture to St. Louis Park Athletics."
Alex Polk - (Defensive Backs)
Coach Polk got his start at St. Louis Park High School when he was hired as a chemistry teacher in 2016. He then had the opportunity to begin coaching with the football program in that same year. Since 2017, Polk has served as a coach of the defensive back group for the Orioles, while since the spring of 2019 has served as an assistant coach for the girls lacrosse team.
Polk graduated from Carleton College in June of 2015 with a teaching degree and a major in Chemistry. While at Carleton, Polk was a member of the Football and Track & Field programs, where he played safety and threw javelin respectively.
Robert Walker (Defensive Line)
I'm Robert Walker from North Minneapolis. I am coming into my 10th year of coaching high school football. This will be my 4th year coaching at St. Louis Park High School. My background mostly involves working with the offensive line. I played college football at Minnesota State University, Mankato where I played offensive guard. I started my career volunteering at Minneapolis Roosevelt High School, from there I went on to coach 4 years at Brooklyn Center high school where I was in charge of the Offensive and defense line for 2 years before taking over as the play-caller for the following 2 years. Once an opportunity open up at St. Louis Park 3 years ago I felt it would be great for me to come in and learn from a great coaching staff. This year I will be transitioning to coaching defensive line. I am looking forward to the new challenge and I am excited to start a new journey in my coaching career.
Scott Glover - Offensive Assistant (Running Backs)
Scott Glover- Moved to St Louis Park in 2002 from the Bahamas (I know, I know) with my wife Abby and two children Shannon class of 2009 and Skylor class of 2020. Having grandparents who had been in St Louis Park since 1942 we knew it was a great place to raise our family. Over the last 18 years, I have enjoyed coaching various sports and volunteering in the school system and the lifelong relationships that have grown from these opportunities.
Brandon Gatzke - Volunteer Coach / Data Analysis
Brandon joins the coaching staff, and team, as an analytics assistant for the 2020 season. Upon moving to St. Louis Park, Brandon was looking for a way to learn about, engage with, and support the community. He has een around football since he was little, and still competes in a city league today, which made football a natural connection. He lettered in various athletics in high school and went on to be a four-year letter winner and dean’s list student-athlete at the University of St. Thomas while getting a degree in Finance. Brandon works in retail consulting and is hoping to blend his passion for sports and numbers in a way that can assist the program and the growth of the players.
Elijah Noterman- ( Varsity WR/Freshman OC)
Elijah joins St. Louis Park for the 2021 season as Defensive Backs / Freshman Defensive coach. He played defensive back and wide receiver at Niwot High School in Niwot, CO. Elijah earned three varsity letters in football and four in track, and he was named team captain twice at Niwot. He had the opportunity to play wide receiver at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. Upon graduating college in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Elijah moved to Minnesota and now works as a Salesforce Developer.