FOUNDER | PRIVATE COACH
Jordan Allan is a highly accomplished coach and inspirational mentor in the Arizona hockey community, recognized for his outstanding leadership and coaching abilities. As the Founder and Director of Operations at AZ Hockey Academy, he has created a significant impact in the hockey scene, consistently bringing out the best in his players through his professional guidance and innovative coaching style.
Coach Jordan's coaching journey includes remarkable achievements with notable teams. As the Head Coach for Desert Mountain High School Hockey Team, he led the team to an exceptional 2nd place finish in the division, showcasing his strategic expertise and ability to inspire his players to reach new heights. Under his guidance, the team achieved remarkable success, solidifying their position as formidable competitors in the league.
Furthermore, Coach Jordan's contributions as the Head Coach for the Jr. Sun Devils were nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership and coaching prowess led the team to an exhilarating victory, capturing the state championship in their division. This achievement stands as a testament to Coach Jordan's exceptional coaching ability and his dedication to nurturing and developing young talent.
With a competitive ice hockey background spanning over 20 years, Coach Jordan brings a wealth of experience and personal insight to his coaching endeavors. He has traveled extensively, playing high-level hockey across the United States and Canada, which has contributed to his deep understanding of the game and its intricacies.
Coach Jordan's true passion lies in not only enhancing hockey skills but also in fostering personal growth and development in athletes of all ages. Through AZ Hockey Academy, he offers a range of comprehensive services aimed at training, educating, and advancing each athlete he works with. Coach Jordan's holistic approach focuses not only on skill development but also on character-building and instilling a love for the game.
Recognized for his unwavering dedication and ability to inspire excellence, Coach Jordan Allan continues to make a lasting impact in the Arizona hockey community. His exceptional coaching achievements, combined with his genuine commitment to his players' growth, make him a highly respected and influential figure in the sport.
PRIVATE HOCKEY COACH
Meet Coach Matthew Lucero, affectionately known as "Coach Matt," a driven and passionate coach dedicated to shaping the future of young hockey players. With an unwavering commitment to their success, Coach Matt has proudly completed two seasons with the AZ Titans Organization, assuming the role of Head Coach for the 8U program in the current year.
Coach Matt's own hockey journey spans over 20 years, starting from the grassroots levels and ascending to Major Juniors in Canada and College Hockey at Eastern Washington University. This extensive playing experience has granted him invaluable knowledge and a deep understanding of the game. Armed with excellent communication skills, a great sense of humor, and an intense love for hockey, Coach Matt is a remarkable communicator and a masterful demonstrator of fundamental ice skating and hockey skills.
With nine years of coaching experience, Coach Matt has honed his expertise in working with children ranging from 5 to 18 years old, both on traveling and non-traveling hockey teams. His extensive background in coaching different age groups and skill levels has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of individual player development. Coach Matt's wealth of experience ensures that he is adept at tailoring his coaching methods to meet the specific needs of each player he works with.
Coach Matt's coaching philosophy centers around emphasizing and instilling proper fundamental skills in hockey players of all ages and skill levels. He firmly believes in creating a fun and positive training environment where every player can enjoy learning and playing the game. Coach Matt's outgoing and warm personality sets the stage for an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that each athlete feels comfortable and excited to embark on their hockey training journey.
As Coach Matt continues to contribute his skills and passion to the program, the future looks incredibly bright for both him and the athletes under his guidance. With his dedication to building strong fundamental skills, his ability to foster a positive training environment, and his infectious personality, Coach Matt is poised to make a lasting impact on the hockey careers of the players he works with.
Coach Matthew Lucero is a beacon of inspiration in the hockey community, fueling the dreams of aspiring athletes and instilling a love for the game that will transcend beyond the rink.
PRIVATE HOCKEY COACH
Meet Coach CJ Bradburn, a passionate advocate for hockey and a dedicated mentor shaping the growth of young players in the desert. With his energetic approach and a "practice with a purpose" philosophy, Coach CJ aims to make an immediate impact on the AZ Hockey Academy, guiding athletes towards excellence both on and off the ice.
Drawing upon more than 20 years of playing experience, Coach CJ's journey has taken him from house level to tier II Junior A as a dominant centerman. Throughout his career, he had the privilege of learning from top coaches in the USA NTPD Power Skating program, further enhancing his skills and knowledge of the game. Coach CJ's exceptional hockey IQ enables him to thoroughly analyze each player's game, pinpointing areas for improvement that will yield the greatest impact.
Coach CJ has dedicated over five years to coaching youth players, ranging from ages 8 to 18, across various skill levels—from beginners to AAA/Junior players. His coaching approach is centered around building strong fundamentals and expanding upon them to nurture elite-level players at AZ Hockey Academy. Through his guidance, he aims to cultivate a deep understanding of the game, refine skills, and instill a sense of discipline and work ethic in each athlete.
Beyond his commitment to top-tier hockey development, Coach CJ places great importance on fostering strong character off the ice. He recognizes that hockey is not solely about performance on the rink but also serves as a powerful tool for personal growth. Coach CJ takes pride in cultivating a well-rounded approach, empowering young men and women to become responsible, respectful members of society. His coaching extends beyond the game, emphasizing values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and integrity.
Coach CJ Bradburn's unwavering dedication to the development of young athletes is matched by his commitment to building strong character. With his expertise, infectious energy, and focus on both on-ice skills and off-ice growth, he brings a comprehensive approach to coaching at AZ Hockey Academy. Coach CJ inspires young players to reach their full potential, nurturing their talents and guiding them towards a bright future both in hockey and in life.
PRIVATE HOCKEY COACH
William Rapuzzi is a professional hockey player born on February 5, 1990, in Anchorage, Alaska. He moved to Michigan in 2007 to join the Detroit Belle Tire AAA midgets team, where he emerged as the top scorer, leading the team to a State Title and a third-place finish at the National Tournament.
In 2008, Rapuzzi was drafted by the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL Entry Draft. He excelled in the USHL, collecting 59 points in 65 games and helping the team win the Anderson Cup Championship. He led the league in game-winning goals with 7.
Rapuzzi attended Colorado College from 2009 to 2013 on a full athletic scholarship. He made an immediate impact, leading all CC rookies in goals during his freshman season. He served as Alternate Captain during his junior year and was the Team Captain in his senior season. He received the Steve Ebert Award for dedication, desire, and ability and was named to the 2012-2013 WCHA All Academic Team.
In 2013, Rapuzzi turned professional and joined the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL. He led the team in points, assists, and power-play points, earning a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team and winning the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Year award.
Rapuzzi then embarked on an international career, playing for teams in Switzerland, Norway, Finland, and Austria. He achieved significant success and served as Assistant Captain for EHC Visp in Switzerland from 2015 to 2017 and Dornbirner EC in Austria from 2019 to 2021.
In 2021, Rapuzzi joined HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovakia and helped the team win the Slovakian Extraliga Championship. He currently plays for EHC Olten in Switzerland.
Throughout his career, Rapuzzi has showcased exceptional skills, leadership, and dedication to the game of hockey, leaving a lasting impact on every team he has represented.