Hockey Operations

NATE WEOSSNER | HEAD COACH

Weossner was named Head Coach on March 19, 2020.

Before becoming the Head Coach for the Ice Rays, Weossner spent two years as the Head Coach of the U16AAA Des Moines Buccaneers. Previous to his time with the U16AAA, he spent four years with the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL as the Assistant Coach. From 2012-2014, he was the Director of Coaches and the Head Coach of the U18AAA San Jose Junior Sharks program. From 2010-2012, Weossner was the Assistant Coach at Concordia College-Moorhead NCAA (MIAC). Weossner started his coaching career at Bemidji High School of the Minnesota High School League.

A Bemidji, Minn., native, Weossner played for Bemidji High and played Junior hockey for the Borderline Thunder in the SIJHL. He went on to play for the University of Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles NCAA DIII. Weossner graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies Education and a minor in history.

 

SHAWN SRAMEK | ASSISTANT COACH

Sramek was named Assistant Coach on August 2, 2019. He spent the five previous seasons on the coaching staff with the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U18 AAA (T1EHL/HPHL), as well as two years as Head Scout & Recruiter for the NAHL's Lone Star Brahmas.

With the Grizzlies, the Clarkston, Mich., native was responsible for recruiting and developing players, including 25 players reaching the NCAA Division I level. On the ice, Sramek managed skill sessions, defensive core and special teams. Off the ice, he created individual player development plans, coordinated travel and game scheduling, and created individual, team and pre-scout video presentations.

With the Brahmas, Sramek identified player prospects throughout the United States and Canada, scouting various leagues and showcases, as well as assisting the coaching staff with various efforts at main camp.

A Clarkston, Mich., native, Sramek played for the Little Caesars (T1EHL) and Philadelphia Revolution (EJHL) programs and majored in Journalism at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Email: ssramek@goicerays.com

 

BROOKS TAYLOR | EQUIPMENT MANAGER & MEDICAL TRAINER
JEFF PALUSEO | STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Jeff Paluseo is in his ninth season with the IceRays as Strength & Conditioning Coach. He is the owner of Sports Fitness Solutions, where he trains IceRays players, as well as members of the Corpus Christi Hooks (MiLB) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (NCAA D-I). Paluseo played two seasons for the pro (WPHL/CHL) IceRays from 2000-02, recording 61 points (29+32). Prior to his time in Corpus Christi, he played college hockey for SUNY Plattsburgh, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications while minoring in Exercise Science. Paluseo later earned a Master's in Exercise Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Plymouth, Mass., native resides in Corpus Christi with his wife, Jeanie, and son, Jayden.

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