The People

Elite Coaching Staff Focused on Individual Player Development

Hockey is a highly-skilled sport that requires a high level of dedication, perseverance, and enthusiasm to grow and develop.  Each player’s hockey journey is a unique path toward a goal.  To make a significant improvement takes a lot of time, practice, and a strong motivation to succeed.

Our coaching philosophy starts with accurate skill demonstration with clear and concise explanations.  With a patient teaching style, we focus on skating skills and development, progress on systems for the in-game experience, skill development (and more importantly) teamwork on and off the ice.

Head Coaches

Jordan French

Hockey Director, Skills Coach,
U9 AA, U10 AA, U16 AA Head Coach

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. This season Jordan will be returning for his fourth season as Hockey Director for the Music City Marauders.

Matt Eddinger

U12 AA Head Coach
U10 AA Assistant Coach

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.  This season, Matt will be returning for his second season as a Head Coach within the Marauders organization,

Jake Stronach

U14 AA Head Coach

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 operations and events with Verbero Hockey. This will be Jake’s first season as a head coach on the Music City Marauders staff.


Adam Trussel

U9 AA Assistant Coach

Adam grew up playing AA and CSDHL in the Chicagoland area for the Sabres and Huskies Organizations. He was also an Illinois All State High School Hockey player at Batavia High School.  After High School, Adam played several years for Indiana University in the ACHA where he earned a degree in Finance. This will be Adam’s first season as an Assistant Coach and he enjoys being a part of the development of the young players.

Chet Hervey

U14 AA Assistant Coach

Chet grew up playing hockey in San Jose, CA during the period that the Sharks expanded into the NHL and the hockey craze was at a fever pitch in that area. He played travel and tier hockey through high school and briefly in college. He began coaching his son’s teams in 2014 and has head coached and assistant coached at every level from House to AAA and at every age group from Mites through Bantams. Chet also served as Board President of the Palouse Youth Hockey Association in North Idaho and oversaw the fundraising and construction of a state-of-the-art ice rink from 2018-2022.  He holds a USA Hockey Level 4 Coaching Certification and has also served as a football Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for six years. His passion is to help young people develop character through the joy and challenges of competitive sports.

Jack Miller

U16 AA Assistant Coach



Brit Cesarone


Wentworth McGovern


Chet Hervey


Leigh Shoup


Isaac Thompson


Amy Hart