Sean Fish is the head coach for Orono Girls High School Hockey. His debut season as head coach for OGH was 2018-2019. Coach Fish previously served as an assistant coach for the previous 10 years, on the staff of the 2017-18 St. Michael-Albertville varsity boys hockey state tournament team, and has been a part of that program the last four seasons. He helped the Knights to four consecutive conference titles for the first time in school history. It was also their first section championship and first state tournament appearance in there 43 year history. Prior to STMA he also served as an assistant coach on the Anoka varsity boys staff from 2012-2014.
Before coaching high school hockey Sean spent four seasons as coach in the North American Hockey League with the Alaska Avalanche and the Wichita Falls Wildcats. Each year his teams continued to get better and brought a championship caliber team to the league in which they helped move on 50+ kids to play college hockey and 3 of them becoming draft picks, 2 currently playing in the NHL.
As a player, the Anoka, Minnesota, native was a part of the only state championship team in Anoka’s history in 2003 in which he was serving his second season as team captain. After high school he played two seasons for the Minnesota Blizzard in the NAHL where he also served as team captain.
Collegiately, he was a four-year standout at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, ranking in their top 25 all-time leading scorers. He earned many accolades in his career like being named the team MVP a few times, earning Freshman Athlete of the Year for all sports, and a couple All-Conference honors.
Gregg Malmgren is the Junior Varsity Head Coach. Coach Malmgren brings a wealth of knowledge to the rink each day as well as the passion.
Gregg grew up in Plymouth and attended Armstrong High School where he excelled in 3 sports (Hockey, Baseball, and Football). After high school he attended St. Cloud state where he graduated in 2014.
Taylor Neisen is the Varsity Assistant Coach of the Orono Girls High School Hockey team. Coach Neisen works with the defense and goaltenders.
Coach Neisen grew up in Brooklyn Park where she completed her youth hockey as a Bantam. She continued her hockey career, playing 4 years as the starting goaltender for Breck Girl’s Varsity High School team, earning a State title in 2012. She finished her hockey career at the University of St. Thomas. Taylor has 16 years of goaltending experience and nearly 8 years of previous coaching experience.
Ashley Christy is a Minnesota native growing up on the Iron Range. Coach Christy played hockey for the Eveleth-Gilbert Bears varsity team starting in grade seven when they were section champions in 2009 and 2011. Coach Christy was also part of school history when the team placed four at State in 2011. After high school she played D-III hockey at Finlandia University and Concordia University-Wisconsin. As a defender at Finlandia she lead the team in points her freshman season.
As a coach, Ashley volunteered with the junior varsity team throughout high school. In college she volunteered both at Finlandia and Concordia working with the youth teams. In 2015, she was the Head Junior Varsity Coach at the Academy of Holy Angels. In 2017, she spent six weeks at a
sports camp in Maine working alongside ECHL player Jon Puskar.
Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Athletic training services are provided to Orono High School through the Institute for Athletic Medicine a service of Fairview Health Services.
All student athletes may utilize the services that are offered by the Institute for Athletic Medicine and Orono High School once the appropriate consent to treat form has been signed by a parent or guardian. This form is now adopted through the MSHSL forms.
The athletic trainer is able to provide these services:
Every effort is made to provide athletic training services at most scheduled home JV and Varsity events. It is my goal to contact parents / guardians in the event of an injury to discuss treatment options and return to play decisions.