Kenny Rausch served as the director of youth hockey for USA Hockey for the past 12 years before joining RinkNet. In that previous role, Rausch helped oversee USA Hockey’s youth hockey department and programs, the youth and high school National Championships, and all Boy’s National Player Development Camps.
As part of his work at the development camps, he served as the General Manager of the U.S. Under-17 team that competed in the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and assisted in coordinating the Under-18 Select Team that competed at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup. 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 (later known as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup).
Rausch 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. Leading up to his time at Lowell, Rausch spent three years at Niagara University, where he was part of the first CHA championship team to go undefeated in league play. Before Niagara, Rausch spent one year at Colby College. His first year behind the bench was in 1996-97 as an assistant coach for his alma mater, Boston University, and helped lead the Terriers to both the Beanpot and Hockey East titles that year.