Position USA Curling national coach
Delivers Right-handed
Occupation Probation officer with St. Louis County; national coach, USA Curling
Year started curling 1986
Age 35
Education Bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • U.S. National Championships: 2011 (runner-up), 2009 (8th), 2008 (5th), 2003, 2001 (semifinalist)
  • U.S. Olympic Team Trials: 2009 8th), 2001 (bronze)
  • Karuizawa International Championships: 2011 (silver)
  • Junior Men's Nationals: 2000 (champion)
  • Junior Worlds: 2000 (6th)
  • Minnesota Junior Championships: 2000 (champion)
  • USCA Second Chance: 1999, 2001
  • Minnesota State Championships: 2003 (champion)


  • World Men's Championship: 2016 (bronze, John Shuster rink)
  • Olympic Winter Games: 2014, 2010 (men's head coach, John Shuster rink) 
  • World Junior Championships: 2009 (bronze, Chris Plys team), 2008 (gold, Chris Plys team), 2007 (5th, Chris Plys team)
  • U.S. Junior Nationals: 2009 (champion, Chris Plys team), 2008 (champion, Chris Plys team), 2007 (champion, Chris Plys team)
  • 2009 & 2008 USA Curling Coach of the Year


Curls out of: Curl Mesabi, Eveleth, Minn.

Dream job: United States Senator

Hero: Payne Stewart

Favorite color: Maroon

Sports: Golf, curling

Favorite CD: Poison -- Greatest Hits

Favorite movie: "Tin Cup"

Favorite music: Country and 80s

Hobbies: Hunting, walking, camping, concerts

Favorite actors: Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner

Favorite TV show: CSI Las Vegas

Favorite food: Ice cream