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OUR COACHES

JORDAN ALLAN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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From: Tri-Cities, WA

Degree: B.A. Finance - E. Washington University

Certifications: 

- Level 1 U.S.A. Hockey Coaching Certification

- Level 2 U.S.A. Hockey Coaching Certification

- Safesport Certification

Coach Jordan Allan is the Founder and Director of Operations at AZ Hockey Academy. He's created a strong presence in the Arizona hockey world and continues to focus on bringing out the greatest potential from all of  his players with his professional guidance and creative coaching style. 

 

Coach Jordan currently Head Coaches for the Desert Mountain High School Hockey Team and Head Coaches for the Jr. Sun Devils 10U Development Team. Prior to Head Coaching, Coach Jordan was the Off-Ice Training Coach for the AZ Titans Organization as well as the Assistant Coach for the 8U, 10U & 12U teams.

Coach Jordan has a competitive ice hockey background of 20 years along with 5+ years of personal training and group fitness coaching background. He’s traveled and played high-level ice hockey all across the United States and Canada. Growing up, he played travel AA/AAA hockey that lead to him playing Junior A-Tier 3 for the Tri-City Titans and Helena Bighorns, and Junior A-Tier 2 with the Wenatchee Wild. 

Now his passion is not only to hockey but it’s to bettering ice hockey athletes of all ages on and off the ice. His goal is to train, educate, and advance each athlete he works with through his various services and expertise. He looks forward to working with all of you and passing on the knowledge of the game!

MATTHEW LUCERO

HEAD SKILLS COACH

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From: Vancouver, B.C.

Degree: B.A. Recreational Management - E. Washington University

Certifications: 

- Level 1 U.S.A. Hockey Coaching Certification

- Level 2 U.S.A. Hockey Coaching Certification

- Safesport Certification

- CPR Certified 

Coach Matthew Lucero, but you can call him “Coach Matt”, has a strong drive and passion to create successful hockey careers for the up and coming youth. Coach Matt has proudly completed 2 seasons with the AZ Titans Organization, with this current year being a Head Coach of the 8U program.  

 

Coach Matt has played hockey for over 20 years with starting at the lowest levels and battling his way up to play Major Juniors in Canada and College Hockey at Eastern Washington University. Coach Matt is extremely knowledgeable, has excellent communication skills, a great sense of humor, an intense love for the game, and is an excellent demonstrator of fundamental ice skating and hockey skills.

 

Also, he currently has 9 years of experience coaching kids from the ages of 5 - 18, both for traveling and non-traveling hockey teams.  With all that Coach Matt has to offer to our program, we couldn’t be more excited to see what the future has in store for him and all of the athletes that he will be working with!

 

Coach Matt emphasizes building and instilling proper fundamental skills in hockey players of all ages & skill-levels. He creates a fun & positive training environment for everyone to enjoy learning and playing the game. His goofy and out-going personality makes it a warm welcoming to begin your hockey training journey. 

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