Congratulations MN Comets 10th Grade Elite on your Windy City Classic 15U Championship!
Andre PhillipsBack to Top


  • Phillips enters his fifth season as a coach in the MN Comets program. He previously served as an assistant basketball coach at Saint John’s University for two years. Previously he spent three seasons at the University of Minnesota as student assistant. During that time, Phillips and the Gophers experienced two NCAA Tournament appearances. While at Minnesota, Phillips graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Phillips is a native of Oakdale, Minn., and an alumnus of Tartan High School.
Chuck ThompsonBack to Top


  • 20 years of coaching experience
  • 8 years of experience as a high school head coach
  • 6th year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
  • Owner/Operator of www.5statehoops.com
Shantel Kelly Back to Top


  • All area Player and All Conference at Willmar High School
  • Played at Ridgewater Community College and led team in scoring
  • Previous Minnesota Comets Player
  • Coached Pacesetters for several years
Matt Farb Back to Top


  • Played high school basketball at St. Cloud Tech High School
  • Played college basketball at Jamestown College and Hamline University
  • Former player for the Minnesota Comets
  • 3rd year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
Peggy Larsen Back to Top


  • Coached Albany youth basketball for 9 years
  • Coached spring basketball for 2 years
  • Coached 12 years of travel basketball
  • Current Junior Varsity Coach for Albany High School - 6 years
Kelsey VanAckeren Back to Top


  • Played high school basketball at St. Cloud Apollo
  • Played basketball at the University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Coached at numerous youth basketball camps
  • Current Assistant coach at Foley High School
  • 2nd year coaching for the Minnesota Comets
Landon Stanfield Back to Top


  • 3 year starter at Brainerd HS, 2 time captain
  • 2 year All-State honorable mention
  • Attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, played in all 27 games as a freshman with an average of 6.8 ppg
  • Transfered to St. John's University
  • Played 1 month then was forced to redshirt due to injury
  • Former MN Comets player and has coached in Brainerd summer camps for 2 years
  • 2 years of coaching experience at St. Cloud Tech High School-state runner up in 2010
  • 2 years previous experience coaching 16U elites for the Minnesota Comets
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