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2016 - 2017 Coaching Staff

Keenan Shelton - Head Coach

Coach Shelton is in his third year as the head coach of the Rosemount Irish boys’ basketball program. He has a long history of coaching at the high school level. He spent four years as the Varsity Assistant I Junior Varsity Head Coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School. Coach Shelton then spent four years as the Assistant Head Coach and one year as the Interim Head Coach at Minneapolis North High School. He has spent the past three seasons as the Head Varsity Coach of the Minneapolis Edison High School program. He was named the Minneapolis Conference Coach of the Year in 2011.The last four summers, Coach Shelton has coached the 1SU Howard Pulley AAU team.

Coach Shelton attended the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Human Resources. He is employed as the Director of Human Resources and Training at AllianceOne, Inc.

Coach Shelton lives in Burnsville with his wife, Katina, and two daughters, Kamille and Kendal.

Coach Shelton can be reached by email at keenan.shelton@district196.org or by phone at 612-290-9470.

Mike Sullivan - Varsity Assistant Coach / Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Sullivan is entering his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Irish. Sullivan joined the Rosemount staff after 13 years in the Eagan basketball program. While at Eagan, Mike spent two seasons as the 1Oth grade coach, 10 seasons as the JV coach, and one season as their interim head coach. Sullivan was named section coach of the year in 2012 as head coach of Eagan.

Mike has worked in District 196 for the past 23 years as a Physical Education teacher and a Peer Leader in the Q-Comp Program. Mike currently teaches at Apple Valley High School. Mike graduated from Apple Valley High School and holds a Bachelor of Science from Bemidji State University. He also holds a Masters in School Administration and Administrative License, both from Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Mike resides in Rosemount with his wife Beth, daughters Mikaela and Brenna, and son Sean.

Coach Sullivan can be reached by email at Michael.sullivan@district196.org or by phone at 651-357-3360.

Jack Pauly - Assistant Coach

Coach Pauly returns to the Irish coaching staff.  Jack is former two sport athlete (basketball & football) at Rosemount and was a part of the coaching staff in prior years.  Jack will serve as a Varsity/JV assistant and will also support all other levels of the program through player development. 

Coach Pauly can be reached by email at Jackpauly3434@gmail.com

Ryan Mikiska - 10th Grade Head Coach

Coach Mikiska is in his third season as a coach with the Irish, taking over the 10th grade team in the 2016-2017 season. Prior to his time at Rosemount, he coached in the girls program at Minneapolis Edison High School where he was an assistant coach. He has also spent several years coaching youth basketball throughout the metro area.

Coach Mikiska can be reached by email at Ryan.mikiska@mpls.k12.mn.us or by phone at 952-686-4151.

Joe Early - 9th Grade Coach

Coach Early enters his second season as a 9th grade coach with the Irish.  Joe has many years of high school coaching experience, most recently on the staff at Winter High School and Osceola High School in WI.  Joe is also a 4 year letter winner from Ripon College.  Coach Early is in his first year as a Math Teacher at Rosemount High School.  He currently resides in the Rosemount community with his wife, Lindsay and daughter, Keira.

Coach Early can be reached by email at joseph.early@district196.org or by phone at 651-894-3032.

Jacob Bambenek - 9th Grade Coach

Jacob joins the Irish as a first year coach with the program.  Jacob has spent time coaching at the youth and high school level (Prior Lake) in recent years and comes from a sports family. Jacob was a 3 sport high school athlete and also played football at Winona State University, where he graduated in 2013.  Jacob is currently a Physical Education teacher at Dakota Ridge.

Coach Bambenek can be reached by email at Jacob.bambenek@district196.org or by phone at 608-769-1098.

Kyla Kaupa - Volunteer Assistant Coach

Kyle is returning again this year to help the Rosemount Basketball program as an assistant coach for the 9th and 10th grade levels.  Kyle is a former Rosemount Basketball Player.

Coach Kaupa can be reached by email at Kylepkaupa@gmail.com.