East Girls Head Coach
Dave Makela ( )
Coach Makela and his team finished as Section 2AAA Runner-up in 2015-2016.
Coach Makela is in his third season as the Head Girls coach at Mankato East, his 31st season of coaching high school basketball and is entering his ninth season as a head coach.
Coach Makela coached in the East girls program for 10 years (1987-1996); Then coached in Lester Prairie and St. Clair for 10 years, before joining Joe Madson’s boys basketball staff as a C,B, Varsity Asst. for seven seasons.
In 2013-14 season, Coach Makela served as the Head Coach for the Cougar boys varsity program.
Coach Makela is currently a teacher at St. Clair High School where he teaches U.S. History 7, Civics 9 and is a faculty member of the University of Minnesota staff teaching two different American History classes and a Political Science class.
Varsity Assistant Coaches
Kylian Wassman and Dave Karge
C' Squad Coach