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James Young

James Young

Head Coach

Phone: 440.724.3397

Jim is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.  Most recently, Coach Young has served as a Head Coach of multiple teams throughout the Cleveland Barons Red Program. From the start of the program in 2015, Jim has played an instrumental part.  For the past 10 years, he has served as the Assistant Varsity Coach at St. Edward High School. Jim helped coach the team to 6 JV State Titles and 2 Varsity Runner-Up State Titles. Prior to this he was the head coach for Team Ohio’s U16/U18 Midget Major and Midget Minor teams.

Jim assists with many camps, skating clinics, and learn to play hockey programs around the Cleveland area. He has a combined 14 years of coaching experience on many different levels which gives him a great perspective of the game and what to focus on from the development side.

Jim carries a Level 3 USA Hockey Certification. He grew up in Cleveland playing for various AAA programs. He played for St. Edward High School earning 3 D1 State Titles and went on to play Junior and college hockey.


Rick Hwodeky

Rick Hwodeky

Assistant Coach

Rick is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.  Rick has most recently served as the Assistant Varsity Coach and also an Assistant JV Coach at St Edward High School for the past 15 years. Rick helped coach the team to 6 JV State Titles and 2 Varsity Runner-up state titles.  Rick also assists with many camps, skating clinics, and player development programs around the Cleveland area. Rick has a combined 16 years of coaching experience on many different levels. 


Ryan Thome

Ryan Thome

Assistant Coach


Bill Lakios

Bill Lakios

Team Manager



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