Minnesota Comets Coaching Staff


Aaron Johnson


  • 13 years coaching experience
    (Coaching both boys and girls, Varsity-9th Grade)
  • Second year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
Alex DeMaraisBack to Top


  • Played basketball at Foley High School
  • Former MN Comets player for 3 years
  • Currently Alex is a Junior at the University of St. Thomas studying community health education
Barry PetersonBack to Top


  • Current Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for The College of St. Benedict
  • Former Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball Coach for St. Cloud Tech and St. Cloud Apollo
  • Former Head Coach for Minnesota Stars AAU-Twin Cities at 14U, 15U, and 16U Elite Levels
Chris KirchnerBack to Top


  • Played high school basketball in Portales New Mexico
  • Coached several youth basketball camps
  • Current junior varsity coach at Foley High School
Chris LewisBack to Top


  • Former Head coach Foley HS compiling a 38-15 record in two seasons
  • Asst coach St. Cloud Apollo HS (6 yrs)
  • 2010 AAU 16U State Champions
  • MN Comets Director
  • 10th year as a Comets Coach
  • 3 Time State Champ 2010 / 2012 / 2013
Corey Nellis Back to Top


  • Current President of the Minnesota Comets
  • Coached youth basketball for 10 years
  • 4th year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
  • 20+ years as a law enforcement professional
Jacquie Willis Back to Top


  • Played basketball for Apollo High School
  • Played basketball for the University of Minnesota Duluth for four years
  • Previously assisted in coaching a Minnesota Comets Team
  • Coached basketball camps at UMD and College of St. Benedicts
  • Current assistant for Foley High School
James Schmidt Back to Top


  • 3 years of coaching experience at Becker High School
  • 1 year of coaching experience for Minnesota Triple Threat
  • 1 year of coaching experience for Minnesota Wolves
Joe Swecker Back to Top


  • Played high school basketball at Sauk Rapids and there his team was the stated runner up in 2003
  • Played basketball for 1 year at St. Johns University
  • 6 years of experience coaching at Sauk Rapids High School
Jordan Brown Back to Top


  • Played high school basketball in Winona where he was 1st team all area, all-conference, and honorable mention all-state
  • 3 years as student manager with St. Cloud State University men’s team
  • Currently the 9th grade boys coach for Apollo High School
  • 5th year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
Jordan Hendricks Back to Top


  • Current assistant Girls Coach at Alexandria Area High School
  • Former assistant Coach at Eagan High School
  • Former assistant Coach at Sauk Rapids-Rice High
  • Former assistant Coach at St. Cloud Apollo High School
  • Coaching for Minnesota Comets since 2010
Kurt Stumpf Back to Top


  • 8 years of experience as the head coach at Pierz High School
  • 1 year experience as an assistant coach at Little Falls High School
  • 6th year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
Peter Hendricks Back to Top


  • Minnesota Comets Coach - 6th year
  • Current Assistant Coach - Stewarvtille HS
  • Physical Education/DAPE Teacher - Stewartville HS
  • Former Coach - Rochester John Marshall HS, Hayfield HS, St. Cloud Apollo HS
Ross Magnuson Back to Top


  • 2015: Minnesota Comets assistant coach – 9th grade Select team
  • 2014: Minnesota Comets head coach – 11th grade Select team
  • 2013: Minnesota Comets head coach – 11th grade Regional team
  • 2011-2014: Willmar girls Varsity & JV summer league & skills coach
  • 2011: Minnesota Comets assistant coach – 9th grade Gold team
  • 2006-2014: Willmar youth basketball coach (8 years)
  • 2003-2006: Wadena youth basketball coach (3 years)

Ryan SchmidtBack to Top


Ryan Servaty Back to Top


  • Played high school basket ball in Elk River
  • Played college soccer at Wisconsin-Parkside and the University of St. Thomas
  • 6 years of coaching experience at Elk River High School
  • Previously coached for Minnesota Magic Elite
Steve De Los Reyes Back to Top


  • Played high school basketball in Monticello and was a four year starting player
  • Played 3 years of college basketball at Cal State Fullerton
  • Head coach at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove California where twice his team was a CIF finalist
  • 6 years experience as a head coach at Big Lake High School
  • Current head coach at Spectrum High School in Elk River
Steve Little Back to Top


  • 5 years experience as an assistant coach at Apollo High School
  • Head coach at Paynesville High School for 2 years
  • Coached St. Cloud Area Youth Basketball for 4 years
  • Coached Pacesetter top 100
Steve Rueter Back to Top


  • Graduate of SCSU (Major: Physical Education - Minor: Coaching)
  • 4 years coaching experience as varsity asst. coach
  • Coached 5 seasons of youth basketball in Albany
  • Coached various youth sports in local areas for 15+ years
  • Comets Board Member
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
2017 Great Plains Alliance
07:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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