Crookston Pirate Girls Hockey Coach Tim Moe has announced he will be stepping down from his girls hockey coaching duties.  He broke the news on Sunday evening at the Crookston Pirate Girls Hockey end of the season banquet.  Moe cited spending more time watching his kids and family.  An email from Moe is below –

I have tendered my resignation as the Head Girls Hockey Coach.  Many things came into the decision but the main thing was the desire to spend more time with my family.  My kids are 8 and 4 years old now and I want to enjoy my time with them.  When I took this job again I had 2 goals, 1 to bring our level of play back to where the program should be and to where the community wants it to be.  And the 2nd was to find highly qualified assistants who share my passion for the girl’s hockey program.  It has been one of the highlights of my professional career to help bring the program back from where it was a couple of years ago when it was in danger of being cut.  We have better numbers now than we’ve ever had and our level of competition has gone up also.  That is a testament to the time and effort the kids have put in.  And the time and effort put in by my assistant coaches, Emily Meyer, Stacy Olson, and Nick Biermeier.  I still plan on helping out in any way I can moving forward, but I have a desire to spend more time with my family also.  

With the assistant coaches that we have, I know whatever direction comes next will be a positive one for the girl’s hockey program.  I wanted to thank you both for your coverage these past years.


Moe’s resignation letter to Crookston Activities Director Greg Garmen is below –

To Mr. Greg Garmen 

Please consider this to be my Letter of Resignation for being the Head Coach for Girls Hockey.  It has been very rewarding to grow the program the past 4 years, and to help get it back to being a competitive team that represents Crookston, and Crookston High School in a positive way.  When I became the head coach again 3 years ago this was not going to be a long-term position for me.  I have two young children and a wife at home that would like more of my attention.  And that needs to be my focus going forward.

I’ve always felt that this program needs to be led by a female, now with Stacy Olson and Emily Meyer, two former players and two people in the school district who care deeply about the school and the Girls Hockey Program I feel that now is a good time to take a step back, enjoy my family, and see someone else’s vision for the future take hold.

I look forward to working with you, Stacy, and Emily to find the best options for the program going forward.

And I will be available to help with the transition in whatever ways the new head coach would like. 


Tim Moe