Brad Allen, President
President/CEO of Brass Roots Hockey, LLC
Tony Curtale, Team Consultant
A former professional player, Tony has coached in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) as well as the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Curtale is most known for his time behind the bench of the Texas Tornado leading the team to five Robertson Cup titles.
Mckenzie Bates, Public Relations Specialist
Mckenzie is a full time student who joined The Jr Stars in 2019 as a ticket sales representative. She has developed her responsibilities to include managing merchandise inventory, attending and organizing community/social events, maintaining social media accounts and became a public liaison for the team.
When not representing the Jr Stars, Mckenzie is also a Customer Service Representative at the Stars Center in Euless and an athletic trainer at her school.
Steve Jeffers, Strength and Conditioning Trainer
– 15+ Years of Youth Hockey Coaching (U12 – Jr’s)
– 6 years Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas – NAHL
– Ignite360 Certified Sports Performance Trainer
Steve grew up in the hockey hotbed of northern New Jersey and played his youth hockey with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Club. In 1998, Steve won a New Jersey High School State Championship playing at Seton Hall Prep. In 1999, his team, the Midget AAA American Eagles, won the bronze medal in the U.S National Tier 1 Tournament coached by Stanley Cup Winner and former Chicago Blackhawks Assistant Coach Mike Haviland. After being recruited for a number of junior programs across the mid-west and receiving collegiate scholarships from New England schools, Steve decided to play his college hockey at Villanova University (ACHA Division 1) where he was named captain his senior year and led the team in scoring in 2001-02 and 2002-03.
Steve is also a certified personal trainer through the Ignite360 program. “The system, derived from the Ignite Performance Training methodology honed over three decades of developing elite-level athletes at IMG Academy in Florida offers fully customizable training programs and a unique comprehensive system for measuring progression.” Utilizing this training platform led Steve to be the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) team for 6 seasons.
Steve has 15+ years of coaching experience with peewee, bantam, midget and junior hockey across three states: New Jersey for the New Jersey Colonials…Illinois for the Falcons Hockey Association…Tennessee for the Nashville Jr. Predators.
Here in Texas, Steve has coached for:
Grapevine/Colleyville High School – Assistant Coach – (TAHA Varsity Silver State Champions) – 2014
Southlake High School – Assistant Varsity Coach – 2017
Lone Star Battalion – Director Spring Tournament Teams – 2017, 2018
Lone Star Brahmas – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – 2012 to 2019
U16AA/U18AA – Head Coach – 2012-2016
NA3HL Assistant Coach – 2016/2017
U12AA – Head Coach – 2018
U14AA – Head Coach – 2019
Steve’s coaching philosophy embraces the elements of hard work, dedication to the team, respect for the game and having fun.
Steve, his wife Erin, daughters Harper and Beckett and dogs Miller and Shiner, reside in North Richland Hills, TX.
Michelle Holcomb, Billet Coordinator
Michelle Holcomb is a nurse practitioner from Carrollton TX.
She has 5 adult children, and 6 grandchildren – A few of whom play hockey. She has great enthusiasm for the game and for helping the team and players grow and progress.
She has functioned as billet mom, billet coordinator, and team manager for her son’s travel and junior hockey teams over the years.
When not at the rink, and not working, she enjoys shooting hockey photos, kayaking with friends and family, gardening, and learning new languages.
Michelle lives in Carrollton Texas with her hockey playing husband, Jerry.