2009 Elite Team

Head Coach: Georgi Feduolov

Georgi has an impressive hockey playing background—from playing with the Red Army team in Russia to the Fargo-Moorhead Express in North Dakota in the AHA. He also played professional roller hockey in St. Louis in the WRHL. Georgi has extensive coaching experience, as well. He was the former head coach of Lake Catholic High School. He also trains players at GHA— Georigi’s Hockey Academy—with a strong emphasis on skill development. This will be his fifth year coaching with the Cleveland Barons and his first year coaching the 2009 Elite Team.

Assistant Coach: Frank Soltesz

Frank's introduction to hockey, like many parents, was through his son (a net minder) as he progressed in the game from youth hockey to the Cleveland Americans, to Junior hockey, lettering four years at the University of Massachusetts, and finally into the Western Professional Hockey league.  Frank encouraged, coached, directed, and learned more about the game through his experiences.  When he graduated from St. Edward High School, hockey was not a part of their athletic program.   Consequently, his on-Ice skating skills were developed playing in men’s leagues.

Frank taught science for 35 years, in Cleveland for 2 years and 33 at Euclid High School.  He was an assistant and then head track coach at Euclid coaching several world class athletes.  Also, at Euclid he was the assistant hockey coach for four years and the head coach for another four years.  His teams won 2 Blue division hockey championships.  They competed in the red division as well.  With retirement in sight, Frank encouraged the school system to hire Georgi Feduolov as a teacher and his assistant.  Now the tables have turned and Frank is now his assistant coach.  Together they have coached together for 21 years. 

Frank has coached AAA hockey for the Cleveland LumberJacks and AA and AAA Elite in the Baron’s organization seven of the last eight years.  During the summer of 2019, Frank earned his Level 5 USA Hockey Certification at Lake Placid NY.

2009 Black Team

Head Coach: Josh Nenadal

Josh grew up playing in Cleveland, Ohio for the Cleveland Barons. From there he played for the Waterloo Blackhawks and the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL where he made it to the Clack Cup Finals and won the Anderson Cup. Shortly thereafter he moved on to play for Lake Superior State University for 3 years and 1 year at State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego. At the end of his senior year, he signed with Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the SpHL for their play off run. He continued to play the following season with them until the season was shut down due to the recent pandemic.