Loons Scouting Staff

Kyle Koopmeiners – Director of Player Personnel

Email: kyle@mnloons.com

Native of St. Cloud, MN, Kyle grew up playing hockey in St. Cloud, and would start coaching right after high school. Kyle has coached at all levels from squirts, up to high school. He is currently on the high school staff for the Grand Rapids, MN boys team. Kyle has also coached summer AAA hockey in the St. Cloud area. This will be his 9th season coaching, and first year scouting for the Loons.
He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University, with a bachelor’s degree in history. Kyle is the northern Minnesota scout for the Loons, and currently resides in Cohasset, MN.



Ted Cheesebrough – Player Personnel


Ted CheesebroughTed Cheesebrough begins his second season with the Pipers as assistant men’s hockey coach in 2022-23.  Coach arrived at Hamline with head coach Shane Wagner in 2021, following 20 seasons coaching Minnesota High School hockey with Henry Sibley, Centennial, and St Paul United. Cheesebrough’s teams amassed a record of 263-237-32. He led his teams to three section championships, three MSHSL state tournament berths, and five section finals.  This led to Cheesebrough being named section coach of the year on three occasions.  Cheesebrough currently serves as an assistant coach for the Jamaican Men’s National Team, where he works alongside NHL veterans Chris Stewart and Jamie Huscroft. Ted also spent five seasons in the extreme sports world with Red Bull Crashed Ice, first competing as an athlete, and then serving as a coach and mentor to the amateur American Crashed Ice skaters.  Ted is Assistant General Counsel for U.S. Bank, a Fortune 150 company and the fifth-largest bank in the United States. Ted and his wife Carle live in Mendota Heights with their four hockey-playing children, Charlie, Mia, Cole, and Dolly.


Reed Larson- Northern MN Scout

Email: reedalarson@yahoo.com

Reed joins the Minnesota Loons with a long history of coaching and scouting.  After a successful High School (Grand Rapids High School, MSHSL), Junior (Bismarck Bobcats, NAHL) and College (UW-Superior, 2002 D3 National Champions) playing career.  Reed started his coaching and scouting career.  Since 2003, he has been involved in coaching college and high school hockey, coaching college at UW-Superior, and high school hockey at Willmar, MN, Virginia, MN, and Grand Rapids, MN.  Reed also has an extensive background scouting in the NAHL and NA3HL, scouting for the Springfield Junior Blues, Minot Minotauros (Robertson Cup Runner-up 2018) and the Kenai Brown Bears in the NAHL.  Reed has carried a number of different scouting roles at the Tier III Junior A level including Ass’t Coach & Scout for the Minnesota Flying Aces and Director of North Eastern Scouting for the Granite City Lumberjacks (Silver Cup Championships in 2015 and 2017) in the NA3HL.  Reed is the younger brother of Loons Hockey Operation Director Craig Larson, he currently resides in Grand Rapids, MN with his wife and Wendy.
Tai Larson- ND Scout
Email: tai@mnloons.com

The MN Loons are happy to Introduce Tai Larson from Warroad, MN.  Tai graduated from “HockeyTown USA” in 2009, where he was a three year letter winner and captain at Warroad High School playing in three state tournaments. He played two years of junior hockey for Coach Craig Larson, with the Minnesota Flying Aces of the MNJHL and NA3HL, before playing at Williston State College. During his time at Williston Tai won a Junior college National Championship. Tai would continue his career and play hockey for Hamline University at the D-III level. Tai now has stepped into being an assistant coach for both boys and girls at the high school level.  He currently lives in Williston, ND with his wife Kelsey and works for Coca-Cola.