Rich Limpert


Rich spent 7 seasons as the head coach of the men’s lacrosse team at the University of Minnesota before stepping down to spend more time with his family. During his time at the U, he led Minnesota into becoming a Top 25 program in MCLA Division I with an overall record of 68-42. In 2019, his final season with Minnesota, the team won their first conference championship since 2005 ending a 14 year drought. That season they also made their first national championship tournament appearance in just as many years. During Rich’s tenure, Minnesota players tallied 84 All–Conference, 17 All–American, and 38 Scholar–Athlete awards. In addition Rich was named UMLC Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Prior to coaching college lacrosse, Rich served as the head coach for the Woodbury Royals lacrosse program starting from its inception in the MBSLA in 2004. He led the Royals to a 70-49 record over 9 seasons, while developing and growing the program to be able to split into 2 additional Varsity level programs at Park High School (Cottage Grove) and East Ridge High School.

Rich was also an integral part of the drive to move the high school club program to the varsity level in Minnesota in 2007 with his efforts to educate city and state leadership on the growth of the sport both locally and nationally. Shortly after boy's lacrosse emerged with its varsity status in Minnesota, Rich partnered with the Minnesota Minutemen to bring the Mr. Lacrosse Award to the community, founding the award in 2010.
Rich attended college at the University of St. Thomas from 1993-95 where he played hockey and baseball. He then transferred to Minnesota State University–Mankato to pursue a degree in Business Administration where he also joined the lacrosse team. As a midfielder for the Mavericks, under Head Coach Art Ayers, Rich was named a 2nd Team All-UMLL Midfielder in 1996, team MVP and 1st Team UMLL Midfielder in 1997.  
Coach Limpert currently resides in Woodbury, MN with his wife, Heidi and their 3 children, Annika, Keira and Drake.