The Glass City Broomball League is an 8th grade to high school aged all girls league in the Toledo, Ohio area. While the League may have only started in 2021, our Board Members have been around the sports of broomball for nearly 30 years! This League believes in creating a positive experience for our players. We had an amazing first year and look forward to what year two brings!
2023-2024 Board Members
|League Director||Robert Gonzales|
|League Manager||Monica Steele|
|Referee Director||Joe Palmer|
|Member at Large||Tiffany Eckert|
|Member at Large||TBD|
Robert Gonzales has been around broomball since 2007. He started as a fan cheering on his wife (then girlfriend) and continued as a fan when his wife coached her younger sisters from 2011-2014 and then again in 2022. Robert has attended all of those games through the years. Robert helped coach broomball in 2016 and 2017.
Through the years, Robert has coached little league baseball, rec softball, and flag football. Robert is looking forward to coaching his daughters in broomball in the coming years.
Ken Jones has over 18 years experience as both a coach and a Board member in another league, including Vice President. He loves to teach the girls to play broomball and the coaches how to referee. His love for the sport has grown over the years. He is an absolute asset to this league and we are happy to have him!
Monica Steele has been involved in broomball for 29 years. Not only did she play her 4 years in high school, but she loves the sport so much, she began coaching her first year out of high school. She has coached some really amazing girls in her 20+ years of coaching. Her true pride was being able to coach her daughter after years of waiting for her to be high school aged. Her daughter would attend practices with her as an infant through toddler years and now she’s able to share her love of broomball with her daughter and teammates.
Even while raising 4 kids, she was at the rink either coaching or performing her Board duties in another league every weekend. She held the title of League Manager for 13 years. It is truly a position she knows like the back of her hand, so there is no better position suited for her than League Manager for Glass City Broomball. She knows the sport very well and how a great league should be run. She has played in an adult league for several years, as well as some official co-ed broomball. She is committed to making this league a positive and thriving league for not only the players, but her fellow Board members, fellow coaches, referees, and spectators.
Allison Shrader has a strong love for broomball, as she played on 32 Below from 2010-2012 in another league. She remained close to the sport for years after playing as she cheered on many of her nieces and cousins during their time of play. In 2022, Allison began her coaching career and won the championship with Reigning Ice to be Glass City Broomball’s first league champions.
Allison has spent time in trying to bring more girls into the broomball community. Her goal is to keep broomball prominent in Toledo and its surrounding area so future players get the same invigorating experience that she had with her team.
Stephanie Gonzales has been around broomball for 18 years. Not only did she play in high school, but she coached Bowsher 32 Below from 2011-2014. This team went to the final four twice and won championship in 2014. She went on to coach Start Spartans and Superior Ice between 2015-2021. Superior Ice ranked 1st in 2020 and 2021. Superior Ice also won the championship in 2021. She was also a Board member in another league during part of her broomball career too.
Her love for this sport can easily be seen through her years of dedication. She strives for this league to be a positive experience for the girls in our inaugural year and for many many years to come. Her ideas to benefit this league and the girls are endless.
Joe Palmer has been around broomball since 2010. He was an assistant coach for 32 Below in another league. When his sister graduated, he left broomball until his oldest daughter started playing. He began refereeing with Glass City in our first season.
Most of his coaching experience is actually in wrestling. He coached for nearly a decade at the East Toledo Wrestling Club and Foxfire Wrestling Club.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Tiffany Eckert may be newer to broomball, but she is not new to sports or organizations. She has extensive leadership, non-profit, and philanthropic experience on a national level. She has traveled across the country as a motivational speaker. She brought broomball back to Central Catholic after a brief time without broomball.
Her role within Glass City Broomball will focus on community outreach with all of the teams. She is most excited to be involved with a league that is focused on the girls and fellowship. She believes in collaboration and teamwork and we are so lucky for her to bring her passion to this league.