About

The Glass City Broomball League is an all girls high school 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 are looking forward to sharing our plans with our players and coaches in our inaugural year and making this the best League in the area!

2021-2022 Board Members

League DirectorScott Diefenbach
PresidentDan Bauer
League ManagerMonica Steele
SecretarySiera Kovar
TreasurerStephanie Gonzales
Referee DirectorKen Jones
Member at LargeTiffany Eckert
Member at LargeReba Drew

League Director

Scott Diefenbach began his broomball career in 1994 as an assistant coach at Roy C. Start High School. He coached for many years for Notre Dame Academy. He has served as a Member at Large, Vice President, and League Director in another league. He has 5 championships total – 2 with Start and 3 with NDA and has coached in 9 overall championship games. He coaches his teams with great intensity. When he isn’t actively coaching his teams in a game, he can be seen on the ice refereeing. His knowledge of league operations, coaching, rules, and refereeing makes him a great selection as League Director for Glass City Broomball.

President

Dan Bauer had a 20 year career in broomball before he retired. He has served as Vice President, President, and League Director in another broomball organization, so he is no stranger to this sport. He also successfully coached 2 teams to win league championships. He is well known when it comes to broomball. When he is refereeing, the players tend to just look his way when they commit a penalty and he just nods and away to the penalty box they go.

League Manager

Monica Steele has been involved in broomball for 27 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 21 years of coaching. Her true pride is 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.

Secretary

Siera Kovar is a fierce competitor with a sincere love for the sport of broomball. She played mad dog for 32 Below from 2011-2014. That team went to the final 4 twice and won the championship in 2014 in another league. She was the assistant coach for 3 years for Superior Ice and then head coach for 3 years. Her team took 1st place in their seasonal division in 2020 and 2021 with a championship in 2021. Her teams have always brought great competition and we expect her to bring that same drive to our Board to push us to be the best league.

Treasurer

Stephanie Gonzales has been around broomball for 16 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.

Referee Director

Ken Jones has over 15 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!

Member at Large

Rebecca Drew works on multiple fundraising events in marketing and sales and we are looking forward to using her expertise on our Board to benefit this League.

She played for one of Dan Bauer’s teams in the early 2000’s. She played in the final four all four years of high school and was on the 2005 championship team in another League. She would use her head to direct the ball into the net, when that was still allowed. Upon graduation, she began as an assistant coach for a few years and then took on another school where she has been head coach of a team since. She has almost 20 years of broomball experience. She loves the sport of broomball and even has played in an adult league.

She has been hard at work setting up plans for not only this year, but the coming seasons. She has a real passion for this sport and we are happy to have her passion on our Board.

Member at Large

Tiffany Eckert may be newer to broomball, but she is not new to sports or organizations. She is the head rowing coach at both St. Francis and Central Catholic. 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.