Spartans Welcome New Head Coach
We are very excited to have Coach Bachusz coming to our organization. His work ethic, character and hockey knowledge makes him a great asset to the Spartans Organization. His years of experience at the college level will be able to prepare our players to succeed as he moves them to the next level. It is one thing to place a player at the college level, but it’s another thing to prepare a player for the demands and rigors of college hockey. Coach Bachusz will meet and exceed the standard of Spartans Hockey! We feel fortunate to have him leading our program.
New Head Coach
Prior to the Southern Oregon Spartans Coach Bachusz spent four years as Head Coach of Oakland University’s Hockey team in the GLCHL Conference at the ACHA Division I level. While at Oakland Coach Bachusz led the Grizzlies to Four Consecutive Nationally ranked top 12 finishes with a high in 2012 as the ACHA National Championship runner up. During the four years the team was also the GLCHL Playoff Champion in 2011, and the Regular Season League Champions in 2012. Coach Bachusz was named to the All Star game staff in 2010 and 2011. He earned Coach of the Year honors during the 2012 season in the GLCHL.
Our organization makes it a priority to ensure that the players enjoy academic success while under our care. We encourage our current and future players to investigate all their options for pursuing a secondary education. Our academic liaison Katilyn Eccleston is an Oregon native who has a double bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University. Her passion in life is to make the process of entering college less intimidating and fun. A fan of the Spartans since she re-located to the Rogue Valley 3 years ago, Katilyn’s responsibility is to assist our student athletes through their high school and post-secondary studies; she will help the players navigate through the NCAA Clearinghouse, SATs, ACTs, placement tests, college applications, and scholarship endeavors. Katilyn will also keep track of student progress and communicate with teachers, counselors, and the coaching staff to ensure that the players stay current with their academics and maintain academic integrity.
~Katilyn Eccleston ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~
Ph# 541-282-8430 ~ Fax #541-842-2148~
Our recruiters will be at the following 2013 showcases looking for players who have what it takes to become a Spartan!
"Our goals for the season are to be a highly competitive, disciplined team focused on competing towards a national championship. The staff will be working hard this off season to recruit quality athletes both on and off the ice that want to work hard to improve as a player and for the team. We want players in our locker room that love the game of hockey and ultimately want to move on to higher levels of play including NCAA and the ACHA." ~Coach Bachusz
Anthony Golio is the recipient of the MICHAEL FEAGAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD for the 2012-13 season for his leadership on and off the ice, hard work, and his academic commitment.