For Immediate Release – June 25, 2020

RRHC is proud to announce the promotion of TJ Zajac, and the hiring of Branden Chiles, to the Director staff, both will be serving as Assistant Directors of Hockey. Both coaches will be assisting with the further enhancement of the program’s culture, player development model, and business aspects of the club. TJ Zajac joined RRHC during the 2019-2020 season and has proven to be a young and enthusiastic coach. “TJ’s energy towards the advancement of all aspects of RoughRiders Hockey Club has proved to be unwavering through his time with the club. I am excited to have him on the director staff as it is an important step in the right direction for the club,” said Executive Director Dustin Timm.

Branden Chiles comes to RRHC after serving as the President and Coach at Iowa City Hockey Club. His experience and involvement in hockey brings another leadership perspective to RRHC. “We are extremely excited to bring Branden onto the RRHC director staff. His love for the game, and more importantly, his love to provide a great experience for the athletes is what RRHC ultimately strives for. He will bring a different viewpoint and experience to the staff which will only make all of us that much better,” said Dustin Timm.

2020-2021 On-Ice Division Directors

8U – Martina Kleinova

10U – Branden Chiles

12U – TJ Zajac

14U – Zack Stommen

High School Division Director & Head Coach – Dustin Timm

High School Assistant Coaches – Zack Stommen, Branden Chiles, TJ Zajac, Jeff Stack, Thad Ramsey, & Jake Stack  

All 8U-14U team specific head coaches and assistant coaches will be announced following the completion of tryouts.

This is a great foundation for our club to see one of it’s best years to date. We have a tremendous coaching staff, including Nick Kieser (12U), Jeff Stack (14U), and Jake Stack (Goalies) along with all our parent-coaches.  At the end of the day, it is about attracting great people to continue our growth, maintain our culture, and provide a tremendous experience for all of players, families, staff, and volunteers. We have our strongest group of leaders on and off-ice that we have seen.