2013-14 OFFICERS & STAFF

PRESIDENT - ERIC JONES
Entering his second season as Team President, Eric has a great deal of responsibilities on his plate. Eric is in charge of overseeing all of the team's administrative activities and must coordinate with his fellow officers, staff members, and coaches to make sure the team is successful both on and off the ice. Eric is also responsible for compiling the team's game and practice schedule, securing coaching and insurance for the team, and ensuring that the team is always in compliance with ACHA and USA Hockey regulations.

Eric is #19 on the ice.

VICE-PRESIDENT - CHRISTIAN RENDINO
Christian is entering his first season in the role of Vice-President and is responsible both for his own duties as well as assuming the President's responsibilities in his absence. Christian is also responsible for working with the team's Game Operations & PR Staff Members in order to accomplish a variety of game-day tasks, including: securing volunteers, renting and transporting game entertainment equipment, scheduling intermission entertainment, and scheduling theme nights and promotional giveaways. He also handles the printing of the team's annual media guide and assists the Communications Officer in organizing promotional and community service activities.

Christian is #9 on the ice.

TREASURER - SCHUYLER KRAWCZUK
Schuyler is entering his first season in the challenging role of Treasurer and is responsible for managing one of the team's most important assets: its money! Among Schuyler's duties include scheduling travel arrangements for the team, keeping detailed records of all revenues and expenses, and ensuring the team adheres to a strict budget. He also handles all financial communications as they relate to the IRS and state and local governments.

Schuyler is #54 on the ice.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - BRYAN TOMA
Bryan is entering his first season as Communications Officer and acts as the face and the voice of the Spartans. Through his efforts, the U.S.S. Spartan is able to keep and expand its reputation of being the Loudest Barn in the West! Bryan is responsible for promoting the SJSU Spartan Hockey Program in the local community through various types of media and coordinating all team fundraising and community service involvement.

Bryan is #31 on the ice.

SAFETY OFFICER - JOHN GERMAINE
John is entering his second season as the team's safety officer. John is required to be CPR and First Aid certified and knowledgeable when an accident or injury occurs. He is also responsible for making sure the team's Athletic Trainer has all the supplies he needs to deal with any injuries that might occur. Finally, he is in charge of handling all waivers and health/medical information for the team, and as team trip leader he is responsible for making sure the team abides by all Club Sports rules and regulations while traveling.

John is #72 on the ice.

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER - WILLIAM LEONARD
Will is entering his fourth season as the head athletic trainer with San Jose State Hockey. Will provides day-to day medical needs for the players, both on the road and at home. In addition, he serves as the liaison between the players and the team's medical specialists.

Before joining San Jose State Hockey, Will spent time working daily with the San Jose Sharks. He also has worked with various Division 1 teams at San Jose State University.

In 2011, Will was selected to oversee the medical coverage, during the 2011 ACHA Division 2 National Tournament. In 2012, he provided medical coverage for the 2012 ACHA Division 2 West Regional Tournament.

Currently, Will is the Director and Co-Owner of TEAM CLINIC Performance Centre, located in Santa Clara. This facility serves as the team's official training and sports therapy centre. The Performance Centre is also home to many elite high school, college, and professional athletes.

For more information about William and T.E.A.M. CLINIC PERFORMANCE CENTRE, LLC, please visit: www.TEAMCLINICTRAINING.com


ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINIER - ALEXANDER LOPEZ
Alex is entering his second season as the assistant athletic trainer with San Jose State Hockey. Alex assists the head athletic trainer with the day-to-day medical needs for the players.

Before joining San Jose State Hockey, Alex worked with the Oakland Raiders and was responsible for assisting the entire medical staff. Alex continues to help the Oakland Raiders and medical staff, when needed.

Alex has provided medical coverage at many prestigious athletic events, held in the Bay Area. Most recent and notable were the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships and the 2012 USA Gymnastic Olympic Trials.

Currently, Alex is the head athletic trainer of TEAM CLINIC and a Performance Specialist for TEAM CLINIC Performance Centre.


TEAM DOCTOR - DR. ANTHONY ABENE
Dr. Anthony Abene is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He did his Sports Fellowship at Stanford where he had the opportunity to work with the 49ers, Giants, and Stanford teams. Currently, he works with the Division One athletes here at San Jose State. His practice is based at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose. His son Jake plays for the Junior Sharks travel team and his son Max plays in-house at Sharks Ice.


TEAM DOCTOR - DR. ANDRE CHEVALIER
Bio Coming Soon!


GRAPHIC DESIGN ARTIST - ERIK KUHRE
Erik is an integral part of the Spartan staff who makes sure the team presents itself in a proper and professional manner. Erik's best work can be seen at every game as he is the genius behind the team's new uniforms. In addition to giving the team its new look, Erik is responsible for creating the team's print and online advertisements, designing artwork for team merchandise and equipment and working with Vice-President Jeff Malave to conceptualize the team's annual media guide.

Erik's affiliation with the SJSU Hockey team dates back to 1997-98 when, as he describes, "attempted (keyword attempted) to tryout for the SJSU hockey club, but failed miserably." Erik went on to attend Diablo Valley College and in 2003 received a certificate in Multimedia & Graphic Design. During the NHL lockout season of 2004-05, Erik rediscovered SJSU hockey thanks to "Ghost Spartan" co-designer Amber Sheldon and has been hooked ever since.

Self-proclaimed "Ambassador to Hockey in the Bay Area" Erik currently works as a produce clerk at Safeway.