Marty Quarters is in his fourth 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 25 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 2016-2017, 2015-16 and 2014-15 seasons all found success with outstanding records of 33-10, 32-7, and last seasons 42-4 (USPHL Midwest League Champions) as well as moving 17 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 Premier division in the USPHL. Coach Quarters and his staff was selected 2016-17 USPHL Coach of the Year and the organization also won the "MVP" award from the Wisconsin Rapids Sports Commission for having a positive economic impact on the community through sports. 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 is 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 20- year old son Austyn. And lets not forget about their dog, Milo and cat, Derek.
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.
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.
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