Nate Lindholm: Head Varsity Coach FAMILY
My wife, Heidi and I have been married 20 years, and live in Ham Lake with our 4 kids. We have been part of the Legacy community for more than a decade, as 3 of my 4 kids currently attend here. Nolan and Grant are twins and will be seniors this year, Allie will be in 8th grade, and Lucy, who we adopted from China 3 years ago, will be starting Kindergarten in Ramsey this fall. I own and operate a small family business in Minneapolis that sells electrical supplies to contractors and manufacturing plants. I have been there for 19 years, and am thankful for the freedom that it allows in my schedule.
I love basketball and have a passion for coaching. Basketball has been part of me my whole life, including playing 2 years at UW-Superior and 2 years at Crown College where I was team captain and averaged double digits in points and rebounds my senior year. I have coached over 20 different youth teams, with the first being when I was just a sophomore in high school. Currently, Heidi and I run a girls AAU program called MN Freeze.
In my playing career, I had a couple of coaches who went out of their way to make me feel seen, valued, and to also encourage me to a better player and young person. They saw things in me that I didn't see myself, and the way God used them to impact my life was so profound. I am so thankful for what they taught me. It is my heart to hopefully be that type of coach for each player that I get the privilege of coaching.
My philosophy is to a create a positive, TEAM FIRST culture where the girls can ALL PLAY WITH FREEDOM and be encouraged to GROW. The goal will be to teach every player to compete, practice and play with HEART. You will hear me say this all the time. When the girls learn to play this way and to do it FOR EACH OTHER, that growth is inevitable. If each player and family on the team buys into this mindset, special things can happen both on the court and in the lives of the girls. (Colossians 3:23)
Christina Goodman: Assistant Varsity Coach
Christina attended Hopkins High School which is where her love for the game of basketball really started to develop. She then went on to play at the Division III level for North Central University (Minneapolis, MN). Following an injury that kept her from playing her senior year, she stayed with the team as an assistant coach at NCU. She coached at NCU for 5 years, and was an interim head coach her third year there. Christina has been a head AAU coach through Crossfire for 4 years. Christina received her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University. She is currently working with children and families as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being active and spending time outside. Christina is looking forward to coaching at the high school level and getting to come alongside athletes in the game as well as their spiritual walk.