Head Coach & General Manager
In August of 2017, Gary Shuchuk was named the head coach and general manager of the Janesville Jets. In this role, Shuchuk oversees all hockey operations.
Shuchuk joined the Jets from two years as an assistant coach at Michigan Tech, where he helped the Huskies win the 2016 McNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions, and a 2017 Broadmoor Cup as WCHA playoff champions. Prior to his role at Michigan Tech, Shuchuk served five seasons as assistant coach for his alma mater Wisconsin. With the Badgers, Shuchuk won the 2013 Broadmoor Cup and the 2014 Big Ten playoffs.
Shuchuk played 142 NHL games and recorded 39 points between the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings, coming to within three wins of a Stanley Cup in 1993 alongside Wayne Gretzky. He also played more than 420 games and tallied 367 points in the AHL and IHL, winning a Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings in 1992. He co-captained Adirondack, the Houston Aeros, and Orlando Solar Bears before finishing his professional career in Europe, winning a 2003 DEL championship.
As a Badger, Shuchuk co-captained the 1990 National Champion team, garnering first team All-American status along the way to WCHA Most Valuable Player and University of Wisconsin Male Athlete of the Year titles. Shuchuk is tied for 12th on the Badgers’ all-time scoring list (176 points) and stands seventh in goals (85). His 80 points in 1990 are the second-most in a single season by a Badger.
Gary and his wife Michelle live in Madison. They have three children: Alex, a senior at UW-Madison and a former Janesville Jet; Maki, a senior at Norwich University; and Kat, a junior at Middlebury College. Both of his daughters play college hockey.
Corey Leivermann is entering his first season with the Janesville Jets. As the assistant coach, Leivermann will focus on the Jets’ defensemen, defensive zone play, and penalty kill. Leivermann will also lead the Jets’ scouting and recruiting efforts.
Before joining the Jets, Leivermann spent one season with the Jersey Shore Wildcats in the NA3HL as Head Coach/GM. After his season ended with Jersey Shore, Leivermann joined the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the NAHL as an assistant coach. Previously, Leivermann was the Head Scout of Wichita Falls for the 2014-15 season.
Leivermann played four years of high school hockey for Mankato West (MN). He was a four-year captain and received an NCAA Division I scholarship to Minnesota State Mankato. From high school, he played two years of junior hockey with the USHL’s Fargo Force, captaining the team in his second season. He played two and a half seasons as Maverick before transferring to Division III Gustavus Adolphus. In his senior year, he captained the Golden Gusties and earned All American status.