- 28 years of coaching, instruction and hockey leadership experience.
- Played 4 years of NCAA hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, winning the Division II National Championship in 1998 while captaining the team.
- Recipient of the President’s Award, given to the top athlete at UAH based on academic, community and athletic performance. Also received the Dr. Jeanne Fisher award, the Civic Service award and the Iwin/McGraw-Hill Finance service award.
- Graduated with a degree in Finance and received his MBA from UAH in 2002.
- Went on to serve as an Assistant Coach at UAH for four years.
- Currently resides in Killen, AL with his wife Heather, daugher Bailey and son Mac
The puck drops September 24th and the games run through the 26th for the 2021 Jr. Predators Tier I Host Weekend. Twenty-nine teams and 500+ players have one game per day over the next three days in the Music City.
This event is not about a trophy or medals. Exposure is the name of the game in Nashville this weekend. In the previous two events hosted in Grand Rapids and Denver, over 50+ scouts were in attendance. Additionally, TPH’s partners at The Prospect Exchange provided all attending athletes the opportunity to take advantage of Premium X.
Premium X, powered by ICEBERG Analytics, gives each player access to shift-by-shift condensed video and analytics to their games. To date, 570 players have taken advantage of Premium X as a resource to learn more and share their skills with coaches. Premium X is available for all players attending this weekend’s event.
The 2021 Jr. Predators Tier I Host Weekend will be TPH’s first tournament of the season in Nashville and it is primed for some highly competitive competition amongst top Tier I programs in the nation. Below is an overview of the event.
18U Division: Dallas Stars Elite, Michigan Hockey Advancement Red, Milwaukee Jr Admirals, Nashville Jr Predators, Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Vengeance, Seacoast Performance Academy
16U Division: Dallas Stars Elite, Michigan Hockey Advancement Red, Milwaukee Jr Admirals, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Jr Predators, Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Vengeance, Seacoast Performance Academy
15O Division: Dallas Stars Elite, LA Jr Kings, Michigan Hockey Advancement Red, Milwaukee Jr Admirals, Minuteman Flames, Nashville Jr Predators, Ohio AAA Blue Jackets
14U Division: Dallas Stars Elite, Milwaukee Jr Admirals, Nashville Jr Predators, Seacoast Performance Academy
September 24-26, 2021: Click here to view the full schedule.
Ford Ice Center – Antioch: 5264 Hickory Hollow Pl, Cane Ridge, TN 37013
Ford Ice Center – Bellevue: 7620 Hwy 70 S, Nashville, TN 37221
To learn more about future TPH Tournaments, click here.
Regardless of whether you are the Head of Hockey, Head of Academics, a Success Coach, or a parent of a Center of Excellence (CoE) student-athlete, you have probably noticed the benefits of collecting academic, athletic and wellness data for our student-athletes.
The athlete management system (AMS), Kinduct, has helped supply all our CoE locations with technology that allows our staff to collect, analyze and monitor the development of our student-athletes. Entering its second year of use, Kinduct continues to obtain results from fitness testing, wellness and injury surveys, strength/speed/agility sessions, and even class attendance records. These numbers and valuable information have assisted the locations in better understanding their student-athletes in order to improve all aspects of the Study, Train, Play model.
“We continue to be extremely impressed by Kinduct’s technology and how it helps our athletes improve the quality of their training,” TPH CEO, Nathan Bowen said. “We are committed to focusing on making our student-athletes the best versions of themselves, and thanks to our partnership we have actionable measurements to enhance all our athlete’s performance and well-being.”
Athletic and academic scores for students have soared due to the tracking of individualized metrics for each athlete. Kinduct’s key data analysis tools have helped TPH team members identify strengths and weaknesses, allowing tailored training programming to be delivered based on the athlete’s unique skill sets. From there, daily benchmarks are monitored, and success plans are administered to support student-athletes both athletically and academically.
“We live in a data and technology driven world, and TPH is committed to using industry leading tools like Kinduct to help our team members, coaches and mentors, positively impact each student-athlete that attends The Center of Excellence,” noted Jordan Pietrus, Executive Director, TPH-Colorado. “We have worked closely with Kinduct and studied how elite programs use data to create a system of two-way information sharing between students and TPH team members through the app. After data comes into the platform, our TPH team members are able to easily view key metrics and reports to help create mentoring moments with student-athletes, and ultimately drive development and performance.”
Reports within The Kinduct platform visualize data surrounding a student-athlete’s stress levels, sleep data and even injury soreness levels. Having these insights readily available helps coaches and mentors take action and develop personalized plans for each student-athlete.
Another significant benefit of the Kinduct app is the communication functionality Student-athletes can receive emails or text messages daily from coaches that can be essential in communicating practice changes, drop-off times, or specific needs that student-athletes may need to know.
Kinduct Customer Success Manager Sam Ross adds: “TPH came to us with a unique vision that aimed at blending together the limits of what our platform could do from all angles — performance, academics, and wellness. Having a system in place where each of those data streams could populate our platform simultaneously was a huge win, and we’re looking for building upon that type of innovative mindset.”
The partnership with Kinduct provides a competitive advantage for CoE aspiring-elite student-athletes to optimize their athletic potential while also aiding in education opportunities and individual wellness. With the help of Kinduct, TPH looks forward to continuing its mission of helping student-athletes reach their full potential.
To learn more about our Center of Excellence, click here.
Kinduct’s Athlete Management System (AMS) is used by over 500 teams, leagues, organizations, performance centres, military and healthcare organizations around the world. Kinduct have supported multiple world champions across the MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, and NCAA as well as organizations that train the tactical athlete and those empowering the patient. Through our secure, cloud-based AMS, Kinduct consolidates a wide array of performance and injury data, improving workflow and optimizing performance for thousands of coaches, trainers, and athletes. Kinduct is also integrated with many world-leading wearables,
- Graduated with a BA in History from Kenyon College, a JD from DePaul University and was admitted to the Bar in the states of Illinois, Florida, Georgia and California.
- Coached youth and ACHA hockey over a twenty year period.
- On the Board of Directors for the Southern Amateur Hockey Association for twelve years and on the Board of Directors for USA Hockey for six years.
- Married with three sons.
- Played Defense for the Metropolitan Riveters in the NWHL 2019-2020
- Played at Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep and played Division III hockey at both Hamline University and Neumann College.
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University in 2007.
- Has been instructing and coaching hockey for almost 20 years.
- Competed on American Ninja Warrior Season 9 (2017) and 12 (2020)
- Started and manages the Southern Thunder national bound women’s hockey program.