Team Staff Profile - Chris Baryames Jr. (Sparty)
(W1) Michigan State University
Sparty grew up in Lansing Michigan playing hockey on and off through high school, where he was captain of JW Sexton HS team. In 1996, he started playing in the men's 30+ league, and still plays today in the 40+ league.
In 1995 Sparty started coaching with the Greater Lansing Amateur Hockey Association: Assistant Coach Mites/Squirts (2 yrs each); Head Coach PeeWee/Bantam (2 yrs each). Later he became Head Coach at Grand Ledge/ Waverly High School (winter, spring, and summer teams). Sparty currently holds a Level 4 Coaching Education Program Certificate with USA Hockey, and is a graduate of the Dan Bylsma and Dynamic Speed Skating camps.
Off ice Sparty works as Managing Member of CCPL and Baryames Real Estate Group, L.L.C. In addition, he is a restaurateur and President of "Sparty's Coney Island, Inc." If ever in East Lansing for a game, stop in for breakfast at “the best in the morning”.
In 2005 Sparty joined Coach Jeff Wilson’s team along with Ron Bloomberg. He was asked to work primarily with the forwards, and perfect the MSU attack.