Director, Youth Hockey
Phone: (719) 538-1519
Kenny Rausch joined the USA Hockey staff full-time in June 2009. As director of youth hockey, Rausch helps oversee USA Hockey’s youth hockey department and programs, the youth and high school national championships, and all boys national player development camps. As part of his work at the development camps, he serves as the GM of the U.S. Under-17 team that competes in the Under 17 Five Nations Tournament and assists in coordinating the Under-18 Select Team that competes at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Prior to joining USA Hockey on a full-time basis, Rausch coached at numerous USA Hockey Boys' Select Player Development Camps, and was an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2004 and 2005 Junior World Cups (Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament).
Rausch’s coaching experience expands well beyond USA Hockey. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at Babson College, helping lead the Beavers to the 2009 ECAC East Championship. Previously, he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 2001-08. While there, Rausch recruited a Hobey Baker finalist, a Hockey East Rookie of the Year, multiple Hockey East All-Stars, an All-Rookie Team member, and an All-American.
Prior to Lowell, he spent three years at Niagara University, where he was part of the first CHA championship team that went undefeated in league play and knocked off the University of New Hampshire in the 2000 NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament. Recruits at Niagara included a Hobey Baker Finalist, two CHA Players of the Year, and multiple league All-Stars. Before Niagara, Rausch spent one year at Colby College.
His first year of coaching was in the 1996-97 season, as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Boston University. He helped lead the Terriers to the Beanpot and Hockey East titles that year.
As a player, Rausch was a four-year member of Boston University's men's ice hockey team from 1991-95. He was a part of the 1995 team that won the NCAA Division I National Championship, the Hockey East regular season title and the Hockey East Tournament, as well as the Beanpot, where he was named the Beanpot Most Valuable Player. Rausch was a four-year member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team and was a Hockey East Distinguished Scholar Award Winner. He also played one year of varsity baseball during his freshman year.