Hockey Operations

COACHING STAFF

MICHAEL LYSYJ | HEAD COACH


Michael Lysyj becomes the eighth head coach in junior franchise history. Lysyj spent last season on the bench as an assistant coach for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. Lysyj was responsible for the Buccaneer’s Power Play that finished 5th in the league at a 21.5% success rate.

Previously, Lysyj spent the 2019-2020 season with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. The Silvertips led the WHL that season in wins (46) and finished one point shy of the Scotty Munro Trophy (most points in the WHL regular season) at 46-13-3-1 (96 points), before the league’s conclusion of the season in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-2020 Silvertips team has since seen 6 players sign NHL Entry Level Contracts.

Lysyj has spent time as an assistant coach in the NCAA ranks at Division I (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Division III (SUNY Fredonia) recruiting and developing players. In his final season at SUNY Fredonia the 5thseeded Blue Devils made an impressive run to the SUNYAC Final where they ultimately fell short of the Conference Championship.

mlysyj@goicerays.com

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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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