The Music City Marauders are pleased to announce our coaching lineup for the 2023-24 season. We’re thrilled to be adding additional age group teams as well as a new coach to our staff!
9U AA Head Coach – Jordan French
10U AA Head Coach – Jordan French
12U AA Head Coach – Matt Eddinger
14U AA Head Coach – Jake Stronach
16U AA Head Coach – Jordan French
Originally from Texas, Jordan played junior hockey in the NAHL prior to transitioning into full time coaching. He spent 7 years building the Dallas Stars Elite program as the Tier I Skills Coach and Head Coach prior to relocating to Nashville to take over as the Tier I & II Hockey Director and Head Coach for the Nashville Jr. Predators organization. In 2019, Jordan started his own elite training and development company, Jordan French Hockey, providing professional skills coaching for current NHL, college, major junior, and youth hockey players. With 7 players drafted in the NHL, over 20 NCAA Division I players, and multiple Tier I & II National qualifying teams, it is no wonder that Jordan has become one of the most sought-after skill and development coaches nationally as well as locally.
A native of New Hampshire, Matt Eddinger has been involved with youth hockey in Nashville since moving to the city and playing Bantam AA in 1999. Since finishing playing ACHA hockey for MTSU, he has coached 11 seasons from the mite level to HS to Junior at all levels from A to AAA. He holds USA Hockey level 4 certification and was the assistant coach for a USA Hockey PW AA National Champion in 2012. His skill set is geared towards communication and work ethic, and he’s consistently run successful teams that outperform initial season expectations.
Jake has been around hockey his whole life being from the Toronto area. He grew up playing high level travel hockey in Toronto and captained top teams that made both the Ontario finals and International Silverstick finals. Jake coached a 10U team for two seasons in the Toronto area, and has officiated hockey for 13 years, including junior, college club games, and the Nashville Predators prospect game. He is also involved in hockey during his work life by overseeing the operations and events with Verbero Hockey.