– USA HOCKEY REPRESENTATIVE
Eric Ballard completed five seasons with the Colorado Buffaloes men’s hockey team, as the head coach. He helped guide the Buffaloes to a 89-66-5 record and 3 straight ACHA National Championship appearances. The Buffs were ranked in the top 10 nationally in 3 of the 5 seasons under Ballard’s guidance. Ballard was also selected to represent USA Hockey as an Assistant Coach for the World University Games that were played in Krasnoyarsk Russia in 2019.
A native of Grand Rapids Minnesota, Ballard has coached 22 years and over 200 plus games in the North American Hockey League with 183 of those as a GM/Head coach. Ballard has an extensive background as an owner, general manager and coach with Midget AAA, Junior B and Tier III junior A teams.