The RHC is pleased to announce the commitments of the following coaching staff for the 2016-17 season. I will continue to update the coaching commitments as we receive them. We have, without question, one of the finest coaching staffs in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin region.
Midget Major and Varsity Head Coach: Tim Mattila - Tim returns as Midget Major and Varsity Head Coach for the Rockford Icemen and is a level 5 coach. Tim's hockey coaching accomplishments include 16 out of 19 Illinois Combined State Titles and over 900 wins at the high school/midget level.
Midget Minor and JV Head Coach: Josh Niday
Bantam AA: Frank Casalena - Frank has coached the RHC's Bantam AA team for the past 16 years and is a level 5 coach. Prior to coaching for RHC, Frank coached 8 years for the Kenosha Komets youth hockey club. Frank's Bantam teams compete favorably in NIHL Elite and Dane County A leagues. Frank does a great job developing our Bantams into Icemen for Coach Mattila. Frank played his high school hockey at Fond du Lac St. Mary Springs Academy and Junior hockey in the USHL for the Junior A National Champions Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Bantam A: Tim Grudecki - This will be Tim’s 5th year with RHC. Prior to coaching for RHC, Tim spent two years with the Cyclones, two years with Jr. Ice Hogs and 3 years as Head Coach for the Geneva High School team where he was also chosen to be the league’s All-Star Team head coach. Tim is currently a level 4 coach, but will complete and receive his level 5 certification this summer in St. Louis. Tim has always had a love for the game as he played youth hockey for what is now the Geneva Cyclones Club and also for St. Charles Saints High School.
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Anyone with questions regarding coaching for RHC should contact Jon Larson at JON-LARSON@COMCAST.NET