Staff

HEAD COACH – Steve Ortman:

Steve Ortman has been on the coaching staff of the Peoria Mustangs for the past 20 seasons and was the team’s first Assistant Coach in the Mustangs’ inaugural season of 2000-01. Since then, he has continued his journey with the Mustangs as franchise owner and head coach. Ortman has been at the helm of the Mustangs since the 2019-20 season. Ortman was named general manager of the team before the start of the 2020-21 season and continues that role while at the helm of the Mustangs.

ASSISTANT COACH – Blake Ortman:

Blake Ortman, a former Mustang alumni, found his calling back to the Peoria Mustangs franchise after a successful collegiate and coaching career at Midland University. Blake played on the Midland University’s Men’s Hockey team while pursuing a Masters degree. After graduating, he continued his journey with Midland taking a role as the assistant coach for the Midland University Women’s Hockey team. Since then, Blake found his way back to Peoria taking the assistant coach role next to his dad.

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER – Greg Eberle:

Greg Eberle started his career as a locker room attendant in the 1980s with the Peoria Chiefs and the Peoria Rivermen. In 1992, he started his career with the St. Louis Blues and was assigned to the Peoria Rivermen where he worked for 16 years. In 2008, he left his position with the Rivermen and took a position with the Mustangs as the head athletic trainer. He continues his position as Mustangs head athletic trainer today.

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR – Connor Kelly:

Connor Kelly currently serves as the social media director for the Peoria Mustangs. He graduated Bradley University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music And Entertainment Industry. He has been with the Mustangs since the 2015-16 season where he started working as the Mustangs DJ. He took the position of social media director before the 2017-2018 season and continues that position today managing the Mustangs social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.