Andy Callaghan, a native of Erie, PA, enters his 5th year with the Nashville Jr. Predators organization, having served at the 13U, 14U, 15O, and 16U AAA levels as both a head & assistant coach. Andy is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach, with 14 years of experience coaching and mentoring players at multiple levels and age groups. He came to the Jr. Predators in 2018 after 4 years at Iowa State University, serving as their associate Head Coach and Director of Recruiting. Prior to his experience with the Cyclone hockey program, he enjoyed coaching stints with Mercyhurst University (ACHA), Towson University, and Cathedral Preparatory School. Andy has spent the last 7 summers as an instructor with Can/Am Hockey School in Lake Placid, NY. Andy’s coaching philosophy centers around “developing each players natural skills and mental preparation, along with teaching them how to play the game within a team structure, learning the X’s and O’s of how to be a winner, both on and off the ice. When players move on to that next level, it’s my responsibility as a coach to make sure they are both mentally & physically prepared and ahead of their developmental schedule”.
Andy played his collegiate hockey at Morrisville State University (Morrisville, NY). He earned his Bachelor's in Sport Management & Business at Towson University and a Master's in Organizational Management & Leadership from Iowa State University. Andy and his fiancé Jackie reside in Nashville, TN, with their dog (Jack) and cat (Bella). Andy is entering his 5th year with the Nashville Jr. Predators.