Casey Maikkula is entering his 12th season as a high school hockey coach, and third season with the Red Knights.
Prior to joining the Coach Pauly's staff, Casey served as an assistant coach at his alma-mater, Robbinsdale Cooper High School for five seasons, followed by year-long stops at St. Michael-Albertville and Rogers, before a three-year stint at Maple Grove - one as an assistant with the boys program, and two as an assistant with the girls program.
While at Maple Grove, Maikkula helped each team reach the state tournament for the second time in their histories; the boys in 2016-2017, and the girls in 2018-2019.
Since joining the Red Knights in the fall of 2017, Maikkula has been tasked with various responsibilities by Coach Pauly; ranging from on-ice skill development to off-ice scouting and social media coordination. This season will mark his first as a full-time varsity assistant with the Red Knights.
Maikkula earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Metropolitan State University in 2012 and, along with coaching, has served as a social media consultant for professional athletes, musicians, and other public figures since 2010. Most notably, former Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson.