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.
Prior to being named Head Coach with Oakland Coach Bachusz served as the assistant coach for three seasons, where he worked primarily with the forwards and special teams. Coach Bachusz helped Oakland win the teams first ACHA Division I National Championship in 2007.
Prior to coaching, Bachusz played NCAA Division I hockey for Lake Superior State University from 1998-2003 in the CCHA, where he both led the team in scoring and served as captain his junior and senior seasons. While at LSSU Bachusz was named the Freshman of the Year his first season and was honored with the Copper Coaches Choice, an award voted on by all the LSSU varsity sports coaches and given out to the LSSU athlete who best displays leadership and exemplary athletic performance.
Prior to his time at Lake Superior State, Bachusz played Jr. A in the North American Hockey League for the Compuware Ambassadors. Jeremy was named First Team All NAHL in 1997-1998, awarded playoff MVP in 1997-1998 and was also named MVP of the NAHL All Star Game in 1997-1998. While at Compuware Jeremy was also awarded the Barbara Ann Karmanos Award.
After completing his degree at LSSU, Jeremy signed on to play professional hockey with the Arkansas River Blades and then the Cincinnati Cyclone both of the ECHL. Despite being a rookie in the ECHL, Bachusz was named an Assistant Captain of the Cincinnati Cyclones. In 2004 Jeremy retired as a player and accepted a position with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor.
Jeremy resides in Vancouver, BC with his wife Adrianah, and daughter Sage.
Prior to Southern Oregon Spartans, Adam spent 4 years playing for Oakland University under Coach Bachusz, playing at the ACHA D1 level. While playing for Oakland he helped lead the team to a GLCHL Playoff Championship in 2011 and a Regular Season Championship in 2012. Also in 2012, Adam helped lead the Oakland Grizzlies to be named the National Championship Runner-up. During this tournament Adam was named second team all tournament. Adam was also named 2010 Rookie of the Year for Grizzlies. In his final season with the Grizzlies he was named assistant captain shortly before breaking his leg. During his time off he helped Coach Bachusz with scouting from the stands and playing a key role in helping develop systems and line combinations for the Grizzlies against opposing teams.
Before attending Oakland University, Adam played two years for the Metro Jets in the Central States Hockey League from 2008-2009 where he named captain in his second year with the team. During his time with the Jets, he led the team in scoring his second year and finished top 10 in the league in scoring for the league.
During the offseason, Adam runs hockey camps in the Detroit Metro area as well as private lessons to help teach younger kids the fundamentals of the game and help improve their skill for the upcoming season.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Mike is entering into his 2nd season as Strength and Conditioning coach to the Spartans. At Southern Oregon University, Mike studied Health and Physical Education. Mike also holds numerous certifications in strength and conditioning, personal training, and nutrition. Mike currently resides in Jacksonville, Oregon with his two small children Parker and Michael III
Team Medical Provider
Robert L. Patterson III ( Rob) Has been a member of the Spartans family since it’s inception three years ago and has been there shoulder to shoulder with the team on the bench ever since. Rob has lived in the Rogue Valley since 2001 with his two boys Owen 11, and Robbie 13. Rob is an active member in the community helping to coach and serving as President of the Phoenix Talent Pop Warner Football Association.
Rob received his BA from Western Maryland College in Athletic Training, went on to receive his MS in Physician Assistant at Duquesne University. Rob can be seen throughout the valley as the Athletic Trainer of many of the most premier athletic programs. Friday nights in the fall you can see him at many local venues helping with High School Football, he has been responsible for the care of the Medford Rogues Baseball Team, the River Dawgs Baseball Team, the Warriors Football Program, the Renegades Football Program, and previously the Wranglers Ice Hockey Team.
Rob has extensive orthopedic training with more than 15 years of hands on operative and clinical experience. Previously he worked with Steve Chamberlain of Southern Oregon Orthopedics and now he is employed at Valley Immediate Care here in our valley. Rob is well known in our medical community and has provided our athletes with excellent care making many parents thankful for his service. We welcome Rob back this year in conjunction with valley Immediate Care as our Team Medical Provider for the 2013 WSHL season.
Go SPARTANS !
Rob can be reached by contacting him via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey Hagood joins the Southern Oregon Spartans from Oakland University Hockey. Hagood worked under current Spartans coach Jeremy Bachusz at Oakland. Hagood will be responsible for the teams social media including Facebook and Twitter updates as well as updates for sospartans.com.
Hagood with Oakland, filled many roles for OU Hockey from directing all game day activities, to assigning volunteer score keepers, public address announcers, and game night dj’s. Hagood also assists with OU Hockey video editing ensuring all games are taped and distributed to the coaching staff.
Hagood also broadcast Oakland Hockey games and ACHA National Tournaments.
Chad was raised in the Rogue Valley and is an avid sports fan. Currently he is pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in sports journalism and broadcasting at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Having always been an ardent Spartan supporter he is looking forward to working closely with, and as a part of the Spartan family.