After serving three years as associate coach, Johnny Duco will assume the role of interim head coach for the 2016-17 season following the retirement of Graham Wise.
Duco has served as an assistant/associate coach for the Rams men’s hockey program since June 2013.
Duco came to Ryerson with six years of coaching experience including three seasons in the GTHL and two years behind the bench of the Bradford Rattlers of the GMHL. Duco led the Rattlers to a perfect record (42-0-0) and to the Russell Cup championship in the 2012-13 season and was named co-coach of the year.
A Toronto, Ont. native, Duco played collegiate hockey in the NCAA with Oswego State when the Lakers were ranked No. 2 in the country. He also played for the Buffalo State Bengals and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness.
In 2010, Duco received his Masters of Science and Education from Medaille College in Buffalo.
Outside of coaching, Duco runs skill development camps and skill sessions for elite hockey players, including several professionals. He is also a certified teacher.