Full Staff

Full Staff

Jean-Guy Trudel
Head Coach

Jean-Guy Trudel became the 19th head coach in Peoria Rivermen franchise history on May 25, 2013 and served as the team’s first head coach in its Southern Professional Hockey League era. He also became the third former player to return as head coach and will enter his fourth year as a …

Katie Pogeman
Assistant General Manager - Tickets

Katie Pogeman is in her tenth season with the Rivermen and was named Assistant General Manager - Tickets for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.   The 32-year-old native of Lafayette, Indiana has spent parts of her past nine seasons as the Director of Client Services as …

Andrew Cohen
Director of Business Development

Andrew Cohen enters his first season as a full time member of the Rivermen front office staff after being named DIrector of Business Development in August of 2016. He served as the Rivermen equipment manager for the team's first threee seasons in the SPHL, being named Director of Operations in June 2014, …

Michelle Novak
Athletic Trainer

Michelle Novak is employed by Midwest Orthopaedic Center and was hired by the Rivermen to be the team’s athletic trainer prior to the 2013-14 season. She became the first female trainer in Peoria's 33-year history as a professional franchise and is responsible for making sure each player is healthy and ready to skate …

Matt Schwegmann
Equipment Manager

Schwegmann, 25, enters his first season as Peoria's full-time equipment manager after spending the past three seasons working under previous equipment guru Andrew Cohen. Schwegmann got his start in professional hockey by volunteering as the visitng team attendant for the Bloomington Blaze of the now-defunct CHL.   The graduate of …

Brad Kupiec
Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

Brad Kupiec enters his second season in pro hockey as he handles play-by-play duties as well as media relations for the Rivermen again this year.   The 24-year-old native of Lockport, Illinois graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2014 and spent the following summer as a Broadcast & Media …