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GENERAL MANAGER AND HEAD COACH, MARTY QUARTERS

Marty Quarters is in his third season as the General Manager and Head Coach for the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.

Coach Quarters is a native of Southfield, Michigan leads the Riverkings JR. A Hockey Club with over 20 years of coaching experience.  His proven track record in coaching, recruiting, and player promotion have spanned across teams at; NCAA D1, USHL, NAHL, JR.A, & AAA levels. The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings 2015-16 and 2014-15 seasons both found  success with outstanding records of 33-10 and last seasons 32-7 as well as moving 12 players to NCAA programs and advancing players to higher leagues in the BCHL, NAHL, and NOJHL. This success has helped the Riverkings move up to the Elite division in the USPHL.  During the 2013-14 season Coach Quarters set almost every franchise record with the Central Wisconsin Saints with 31 wins and multiple players advancing to NCAA schools.  The 2012-2013 season, Quarters was head coach for the Cheyenne Stampede of the WSHL setting a team record with 28 wins.  In 2011-2012, he was Dir. of recruiting at the prestigious Hill Academy in Toronto, Canada, and was involved in coaching Pro Hockey Development and taking a team of future NHL draft picks to Helsinki Finland.  He also served on the scouting staff for the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) & currently is the USA scout for the Penticton Vees (BCHL).  Prior to the Hill Academy, he spent 2010-2011 as Asst. Coach & Recruiting Dir. Of the Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) & successfully moved over 14 players on to NCAA D1 programs.  Before Des Moines, Quarters was responsible for the “worst to first” turnaround of the Yellowstone Quake of Wyoming as they experienced a dramatic turnaround which included the program’s first ever league championship & the promotion of over half of the team to NCAA D1, NCAA D3, USHL, NAHL, and WHL.

Coach Quarters also brings with him success and experience as Asst. Coach/recruiting coordinator with NCAA D1 Merrimack College & Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) and helped the Musketeers become one of the top teams in the USHL during his tenure, reaching the playoffs in all 3 of his seasons with the Musketeers, including a Clark Cup Finals appearance in 2005.  Quarters recruited and helped produce over 50 players who have gone on to play NCAA Division I and nine of his players have been drafted to the NHL.

Prior to Sioux City, he served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cleveland Barons (NAHL) from 1998-2001.  He was the head coach for Cleveland’s Midget Major AAA team during the same time period, leading the team to two Mid-Am Championships, one Michigan National league Championship, and two National Tournament appearances.

Coach began his coaching career with the renowned Little Caesar’s AAA program & then Honeybaked AAA.  He served as head coach and won multiple state, league, & international tournament titles and consistently producing National Tournament appearances for the programs.

He is married to LaDonna Quarters and they have an 19- year old son Austyn.  And lets not forget about their dog, Zamboni.

 

ASSISTANT COACH & BOXING COACH, WAYNE BROWN

Your Riverkings are excited to announce boxing coach & team equipment manager Wayne Brown to our staff. Coach Quarters said, "Mr Brown will help propel the Riverkings staff to being one of the strongest in Jr A hockey. By adding boxing into our weekly conditioning it will help our players become more confident, improve footwork, and keep training fun & challenging at the same time. Wayne's addition as equipment manager is a luxury not only for the players, but also our whole staff. Wayne's attention to detail, knowledge of hockey, and his strong work ethic added into the fact he is local and helped with SWCRC from the beginning, is truly a gift. 
 
Wayne Brown is a Wisconsin Rapids native & a US Army veteran. He started boxing (age 14) and boxed for 12 years, including in the Army. In 1979, He was the Wisconsin 156 pound State Champion. He coached the Rapids Boxing Club for 17 years and was the Golden Gloves Coach at the national  tournament in St Louis. He also coached at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and professional boxers in the US and over seas.
 
When the new Hockey rink was built in Rapids I switched over and learned the game of hockey since I had a son that started to play. Youth hockey became my sport and I coached for 10 years up thru our AA bantam team. I attained my level 4 coaching certificate in hockey. My son, Jesse, played hockey for the Green Bay Junior Gamblers, Dubuque Thunderbirds, and the Kenai River Brown Bears (NAHL).
 

Danny Kowalski, Assistant Coach

Danny Kowalski is a native of Macomb, Michigan in his first season behind the Riverkings bench, and has been a scout for the Riverkings the past two seasons. Danny played his youth hockey in Detroit with the Detroit Belle Tire organization. He then played his 1st season of junior hockey under Head Coach Marty Quarters with the Yellowstone Quake and was part of a team that went from "worst to first" and won the league championship. After one season at Yellowstone Danny went on to to play NCAA Division 3 at Westfield State College in Westfield Massachusetts. Injuries limited his college career to one season. Upon leaving Westfield State, Danny attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan to study communcations and served as the NCAA D1 hockey teams color commentator for the radio broadcasts. While at Ferris State he was part of the 2012 CCHA championship team, the schools first ever Frozen Four appearance and broadcasted the 2012 national championship game from Tampa, Florida. Has always had a strong passion for hockey and coaching

 

Away from the rink Danny enjoys the game of golf and carries a 5 handicap. Has two sisters Chelsea, and Erin 

ASSISTANT COACH, BRENT CULLATON

Coach Cullaton is in his 1st year as a member of the River Kings Staff.  Coach Cullaton started coaching, after a strong 15 year professional career, with the Boulder Jr. A Bison.  He lead the Bison to a National birth in the franchises first season and make the Conference Finals in each of his next two years.  Coach Cullaton finished his coaching tenure in Boulder with a record of 114 wins, 40 losses and 8 ties.  Coach Cullaton has help move over half of his players to play college hockey.  Before joining the River Kings Staff Coach Cullaton was the  Assistant General Manager/Director of Hockey Operations for the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.  Coach Cullaton has a passion for helping develop and promote players in attaining their hockey goals. 

 

 

STRENGTH COACH, TEAM TRAINER, AND TEAM CHAPLAIN, JOHN EGGE

Dr. John Egge is a Wisconsin Rapids native. He played hockey for Lincoln High School (Mr. Hockey his SR year), Junior-A (NAHL) in Texas and went on to play and graduate from St. Olaf College with a degree in biology. John is currently employed at Wisconsin River Orthopedics as a Sports Specialist in Physical Therapy. He serves as the Riverkings Strength Coach, Team Trainer, and Team Chaplain through Hockey Ministries International.

 

 

Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Staff

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John Schwarz

TEAM PRESIDENT

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Joanne Keyser

HEAD OF MERCHANDISE

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Matt Fillmore

WEBMASTER AND VIDEO

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Patty Cooney

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

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Chris Seefelt

GAME DAY TICKETS

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Candy Blakeslee

SCOREKEEPER

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Merle Cooney

GOAL JUDGE, 50/50 TICKETS

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Zach Wetterau

VIDEO CAMERA

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The Riverkings Pep Band

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

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Rebekah Forcier

TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER

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Bill Nieman

TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER

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LOCAL ONLINE BROADCASTING--

MILT VAN NATTA

ART NAPGEZEK

TOM LOUCKS

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Nick Nigh

TEAM TRAINER

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Brent Cullaton

SCOUT/ SKILLS COACH

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Brandon Abbott

GOALIE COACH

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Linda Fuehrer

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

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Jen Lukaszewski

MARKETING DIRECTOR

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Jim Arnold

RINK MANAGER

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Tony "The Voice" Grapsas

ANNOUNCER

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Doug Brown

PENALTY BOX

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Larry Nawrot

PENALTY BOX

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Selena and Josh Hansen

ONLINE SCORING

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Tracy Hunter

50/50 TICKETS, INTERMISSION ACTIVITIES

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Troy Buehring

CHUCK A DUCK

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Ken Porter

TRANSPORTATION

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Michael A. Cook, DC

TEAM CHIROPRACTOR

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William Ackey, D.D.S.

TEAM DENTIST

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Thomas Smedberg, M.D.

TEAM DOCTOR

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Debrah Eberhardy

TEAM ACUPUNCTURIST

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Zack Barge

SCOUT

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