Larry Olimb joined Orono Girls Hockey in 2022 as head coach. Before joining Orono, Coach Olimb coached Wayzata girls as their HS coach from 2000-2006. Coach Olimb also served as the assistant varsity coach for SW Christian/Richfield Boys program for one season.
Before coaching high school hockey, Larry played college hockey for the University of MInnesota from 1988-1992
MVP ‘91 and ‘92 seasons
Hobey Baker Finalist ‘92
Team Captain ‘92
5th all time in scoring
1st all time in assists
As a High School player, Coach Olimb led Warroad to 2 state tournaments as Team Captain
Voted Mr. Hockey 1988
Raised in Independence, MN and graduated from Orono High School in 2011, I was captain of the Orono Girls Hockey team in 2010-2011 and captain of the Orono Girls Lacrosse team in 2011. Continuing my passion for sports and drive for competition, I had the opportunity to help start the Polo Club of UW-Madison and play polo collegiately at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Returning home, as Minnesotans do, I focused on playing polo for a few years before having a desire to give back to the hockey community that built me right here in Orono. I was an Assistant Coach to the U12A Orono-Westonka Warriors in 2019-2020, and Head Coach for the U15B Orono-Westonka Warriors in 2021-2022. It has been an honor and a privilege to be able to give back to such an incredible community and help develop young woman on and off the ice. I am ecstatic to begin a new journey as the JV Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach. Go Spartans!
Claire Bjerke was raised in Edina where she played hockey for Edina High School until she graduated in 2011. She went on to play hockey at the College of Saint Benedict while she studied to receive her B.A. with a major in Communication and a double minor in Psychology and French. Since she graduated from St. Ben’s in 2015, Claire has been coaching girls’ high school hockey to give back to and remain part of the community. She has coached at Bloomington Jefferson (2015-’17), Edina High School (2017-’19), University of Minnesota Women’s Club Team (2020-’21) and Hopkins-St. Louis Park (2021-’22). She is joining the Orono Girls’ Hockey program for her first season in 2022 as the Assistant Varsity Coach.
Hannah Williams was raised in Park Rapids, MN were she was a 6 year varsity athlete for the Panther's golf, swimming, and hockey teams. During her high school hockey career she was a team captain for her 2011-2013 seasons. Upon graduation she received the Student Athlete of the Year and Hobey Baker Awards. Hannah continued her hockey and golf careers at Bethel University from 2013-2017. During her time at BU she received a B.S. in Biokinetics: Exercise Science and double minored in Athletic Coaching and Community Health. Hannah then moved on to receive her Masters Degree in Sports Management from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2021.
Since college Hannah has had the opportunity to be an assistant varsity hockey coach at Armstrong Cooper (2019-'20) and Maple Grove (2020-'21). Hannah has also coached for District 3 Tier 1 and High Performance teams. She looks forward to the opportunity to continue her coaching career with the Orono Spartans!
Amanda Leveille is the Goalie Director for OS hockey and current professional goaltender for the Minnesota Whitecaps. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016, winning three national championships and setting the Gopher record for winning percentage and wins in a single season. She has also competed at the international level with Team Canada’s U22 and development team. She won Gold in 2016 at the Nations Cup in Füssen, Germany with the development team. She is entering her 4th season in NWHL. She is a two-time Isobel Cup Champion, a two-time NWHL All-Star and won goaltender of the year in 2017.
Amanda has 8+ years of goaltending coaching experience. She has coached goaltenders at all levels including multiple current and past NCAA Div 1 and 3 goaltenders. She has been a high school and elite league goaltender coach/consultant for the past two seasons. She also has international coaching experience as she was selected in 2019 to help at a Chinese national camp to coach/evaluate goaltenders for their national team.
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.