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 '05 Select 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.