Megan Fee Smith ’00 recently accepted the position as Head Coach of the CDH girls golf program. Megan is an English teacher and has experience as a girls golf coach and mentor. Additionally, she is the president of the Cretin-Derham Hall Alumni Association and she is excited to work with student-athletes to promote the mission, values, and vision of Cretin-Derham Hall.
Megan has been involved with the CDH girls golf program in the past. During the spring of 2016, she was an assistant coach for the CDH junior varsity and developmental teams. As an alum of CDH, she played on the varsity girls' golf team during the 1997-2000 seasons, and continues to play golf in various leagues and tournaments throughout the Twin Cities area. As a teacher, coach, and athlete, she emphasizes having fun while improving golf skills, as well as respecting the golf course and other players. By using this approach, student-athletes are more confident in learning and developing their golf skills, as well as learning the values of leadership, teamwork, and dedication to the sport and the CDH community.
As a golf coach, Megan will supervise students during match play and provide one-on-one and small group lessons to players at various skill levels. She will work with student-athletes by developing players’ skills and golf fundamentals through specific range instruction and a variety of course management learning strategies. Through participation in the golf program, student-athletes will learn the values of leadership, teamwork, and dedication to the sport and the CDH community.
Sheala Osborne ’15 moves from the position of assistant varsity coach to Head Coach of the CDH girls lacrosse program. She has a very impressive lacrosse background and is excited for the future of the program.
Sheala shares her lacrosse history; “I have played lacrosse for more than six years. I began at Cretin-Derham Hall where I was completely new to the sport. Over my four years, I worked my way [up] to be a two-year captain, three-time All-Conference, and two-time All-State state player. I went on to play collegiately at both the D3 (Augsburg 2015-16) and the D2 level (Concordia St. Paul 2016-18). At Concordia St. Paul, I was a two-year starter and the 2017 captain, finishing my career with 29 goals, 11 assists, 66 draw controls, and 35 caused turnovers. I have served as a youth and high school coach since 2014, and have worked at a number of camps/clinics throughout Minnesota.”
Two of her short-term goals for the 2019 season are to strengthen the theme of sisterhood the team has set the last few years, and have the team play a larger role in serving our community.
She believes that all the pieces are in place – “CDH is one of the best in terms of athletic facilities, trainers, coaches, administration, and teachers in the state” – to take the lacrosse program to the next level.
”“I would love CDH lacrosse to gain the reputation of being a top high school in the state’s lacrosse community. I want this program to have a reputation of being/having competitive, intelligent, and focused young women. CDH has the opportunity to be a top school that college coaches look at first in their recruiting process. With the proper instruction, and a few college athlete prep meetings, I think our program has the ability to reach this status.
Charlie Lallas '01 recently accepted the position as Head Coach of the CDH boys golf program. Charlie is an avid golfer with an extensive background in the sport and coaching. Charlie was recently a First Tee of Twin Cities volunteer, where he mentored and coached young golfers. He enjoyed sharing golf’s inherent values of integrity, respect, and perseverance with young players. Charlie is looking forward to bringing these same values to the Boys Golf program.
Charlie played for the CDH golf during the 2001 season and currently is a member of the Highland National Men’s club.
Charlie will coach his players to learn the fundamental skills and values that are important to their success as golfers, and student-athletes. Through talent development, practice, and match play situations, players will learn respect for the game and the necessary skills to succeed on the course and in life.