Jr. Preds Promote From Within
Nashville Jr. Predators Alumni and Former Captain Teddy Rotenberger Promoted as Tier 1 Director
Total Package Hockey Nashville (TPH) and the Nashville Jr. Predators (NJP) are proud to announce the promotion of Teddy Rotenberger to the Tier 1 Director position. Teddy has been part of the NJP organization for over 12 years, including his early days playing with the U13 squad in 2009, as well as serving as a head coach for the last two seasons. His path as a hockey player was not an easy one, but his relentless pursuit of his goals speaks to his character and his leadership abilities.
Teddy captained the Jr. Predators to appearances in the 2013 and 2014 USA Hockey National Championship Tournament, winning a Bronze Medal in 2013 (U16 AAA). Upon moving to the junior level, he made several stops in the North American Hockey League including Topeka, St. Louis, and Shreveport. Teddy went on to be a 3 time WCHA Scholar-Athlete en route to earning a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management from University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH).
His commitment to the program shined when he began coaching the TPH Spring Prospect Program during his time at UAH. Teddy joined the coaching staff in August of 2020, working as the Head Coach of the 14AA and 16AA squads before landing with the 12AAA squad this past August.
“We are so fortunate to have Teddy take on this leadership role as the new Tier I Director. We know that under his leadership, the standard will be raised,” says Nathan Bowen, CEO of Total Package Hockey. “He has a passion for helping people, he is a servant leader who puts others first and is an outstanding positive role model for any young athlete.”
Teddy’s first hand experience as a player in the organization will suit him well in his new role. “The Jr. Predators provide the opportunity for student-athletes to compete at the highest level of youth hockey while still being able to live at home as long as possible,” says the new Tier 1 Director. “NJP has continually demonstrated that our unique model fosters player development and advancement through the work of our dedicated full-time coaches and support staff coupled with the long-term commitment of our players and families. Just this past season we saw 14 players from the 18U NJP team sign, get drafted or tendered into Tier II Junior Hockey teams, the next step on their journey to college hockey, which is, a new record for our program.”
TPH Nashville and the Nashville Jr. Predators are so proud to promote from within, and can’t wait to see the impact that Teddy has on the next generation of NJP hockey players.
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Founded in 2001, TPH seeks to become the world leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through sport. TPH platforms include association management, elite prospects programs, tournaments and showcases, camps and clinics, and its hallmark Center of Excellence academy model, serving over 10,000 student-athletes annually throughout 15 U.S.-based divisions. TPH prides itself on taking a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the development of the individual in four ways:
(1) as a player within a team setting,
(2) as an athlete, dedicated to reaching their physical potential,
(3) as a student, working to achieve their academic goals, and most importantly,
(4) as a person, striving to win the ultimate game, and that’s the game of life.