Jeff Rucinski played Division 1 hockey for Western Michigan University and was Team Captain both his Junior and Senior Seasons. While at Western Michigan, he was a two time recipient of the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. After college, Jeff went on to play a few of years of Professional Hockey in the IHL, AHL and ECHL. He played the 98-99 seasons with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL. Jeff has been the Head Coach of the Barons '08 Elite team for the past two seasons. He has a passion for the game and loves working with the youth players, believing strongly about focusing on skill development, a positive attitude, creating a fun environment and being a great teammate.
Scott Rucinski grew up in the Cleveland area and played youth hockey for the Parma Heights Wings. Scott has helped coach with the Barons organization for five years with players birth years ranging from ‘05-‘99. He has a strong passion for the game and takes great pride with his off ice development along with his help on the ice. He aims to make each player the best they can be.