|Email:||Coach Brian Gratz|
|Hometown:||Fort Wayne, Indiana|
In five seasons as a head coach at the professional level, Gratz has taken his team to post-season play three times with the only exceptions being the 2011-12 Dayton Gems squad and the 2012-13 Bloomington Blaze that were both decimated by injuries throughout their entire campaigns. Of the three teams he led to playoff berths, two earned league championships, including the Indiana Ice Miners in the Mid-American Hockey League in 2008 and the Jersey Rockhoppers of the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 2009. While in Indiana, Gratz led the way to a professional hockey record 26-game winning streak on the way to an overall record of 31-1-0. After a season as the head goaltending coach at his alma mater Penn State, Gratz entered the Central Hockey League as the head coach of the Dayton Gems for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. Gratz owns a career record of 146-111-23 as a head coach at the professional level after five seasons.
Gratz was a goaltender on four American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship teams at Penn State, and spent the the next five seasons as a goalie in minor league hockey. After his playing days, Gratz began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant coach for the ECHL’s Reading Royals in 2006-07.