Over the last three decades Don Finneran has been the face of the Spring Lake Park track program.
The window from his guidance counseling office overlooks the track lining Panthers Stadium and he’s developed quite the reputation for what assistant coach Greg Kugler calls the “Finny Whistle.”
Winning traditions are something that take time to build and develop and over the last eight seasons under the direction of now Stillwater head coach Jake Smothers, Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony Village boys’ soccer developed quite a reputation for winning and being a very tough opponent to eliminate from section play.
Spring Lake Park’s search for a new conference home for the 2014-15 school year ended as of Monday, Aug. 19 after the school, along with Irondale and Totino-Grace were admitted to the Northwest Suburban Conference.
Spring Lake Park’s last season in the North Suburban Conference will be the 2013-14 school year.
MYAS President Mike DeWane,left, presented Spring Lake Park swimming coach Greg Kugler, middle with its Top Tier Volunteer Award and Spring Lake Park Activities Director Matt St. Martin, right, accepted the Top Tier Volunteer Award on behalf of the Spring Lake Park Swim Club. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Lewitzke
St. Francis will compete in the Mississippi 8 Conference for the 2013-14 school year.