This will be Brian’s second season working in hockey operations with the Gladiators. He held similar roles with the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL, IHL) in years past, and has recently worked in the ECHL with Atlanta as an off-ice official.
Originally from Michigan, Brian has played and coached hockey for four decades and remains very active in community hockey programs at Atlanta’s Center Ice Arena. He is a USA Hockey certified coach with recognized success at U14, U16 and High School programs. He is currently head coach of Atlanta Center Ice U14 bantam travel, assistant coach with his Son’s bantam house league team, and plays regularly in the Atlanta Amateur Hockey League (AAHL).
Brian, his wife Stacey and their Son Liam live in the Newnan/Peachtree City area of Atlanta. They also have three adult children and two grandchildren; all are Red Wings Fans!
Marakhovski, a Kharkov, Ukraine native, begins his fourth season as a member of the Gladiators coaching staff. With over 10 years of professional hockey experience and over 475 professional games played across the US and Europe, Marakhovski skated for professional hockey teams in the former Soviet Union plus attended training camps and played in exhibition games with the Ukrainian National Team.
Over the course of his professional playing career, he had stops in France, Greensboro, Augusta, Louisiana, and Johnstown, before finishing his career in Gwinnett/Atlanta. Marakhovski graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kharkov State Institute of Physical Education in Physical Education & Sports Management and currently resides in Atlanta.