The Cleveland Barons Youth Hockey Program is delighted to introduce Sam Cheraso as the Head Coach of the Barons Red Squirt (10U) team for the upcoming 2016/17 season. Coach Cheraso brings a tremendous mix of both coaching and playing experience to the Cleveland Barons Youth Hockey Program. We are more than excited that he has committed to lead our Squirt (10U) team. Sam will be working to put together his coaching staff in the coming weeks, but one familiar face that will be joining his staff as an Assistant Coach is the Cleveland Barons Red, Director of Hockey Operations, Bob Krosky.
About Coach Sam Cheraso
Coach Cheraso played one season for the U16, Tier 1, Barons and two seasons for the U18, Tier 1, Barons. Between his first and second season with the U18 Barons, at age 17, Sam was drafted by the Niagara Ice Dogs in the Ontario Hockey League, but chose to remain with the Barons and finish High School at Lutheran West. After graduation, in 2008, Sam headed to the North American Hockey League after being drafted by the Alpena Ice Diggers where he played 2 seasons before heading to Texas to play a season with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. Sam played professionally with the Cape Cod Bluefins in the Federal Hockey League in parts of two seasons before retiring in 2013.
Sam began his coaching career in 2013 and has experience at both the youth and high school levels. In addition to coaching the Barons Red Squirt (10U) team in 2016/17, Sam will also be entering his 4th season as an Assistant Coach with North Royalton High School.
Sam has had an eventful 2016 thus far, marrying his long time sweetheart, Susie, in March and purchasing their first home together, in Parma Heights, in May. Sam works at Trionetics, Inc. in Brooklyn Heights where he helps design and build water treatment systems.