Steve Kruk is entering his first season as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Gillette Wild.
Prior to that, he spent the last season as an Associate Coach with the Metro Jets.
Kruk has also been a Varsity High School Head Coach for the last three seasons with the Birmingham
Unified Kings in Birmingham, Michigan. This past season was one of the best in the program’s history,
with a regular season record of 19-3-2.
In addition to high school hockey, Kruk was also a Co-Head Coach with the Oakland Junior Grizzlies
16U Tier II team, and won back to back national championships in Wayne, New Jersey as well as Plano,
His playing background includes four years of Junior hockey with the Motor City Chiefs, Wallaceburg
Lakers, Sarnia Blast, Leamington Flyers, and Chatham Maroons. In his final season in Leamington, he
was named captain of the team, a rarity for an American born player.
Following Junior hockey, he attended main camp and played in exhibition games with the 1000 Island
Privateers of the Federal Hockey League (minor professional), but left due to family reasons.
He will be moving to Gillette with his wife Jessica, daughter Hailey, and sons Aiden and Grayson.