Born in Churchton, MD, Zach played his youth hockey with Team Maryland, Washington Little Capitals, Tri-City Eagles & Northern Virginia Ice Dogs AA programs. It was there that he received the Maryland State Hockey League’s Top 3 Player to Watch Honors in 2004-2005 and Washington Capitals Hobey Baker Character Award in 2007-2008. After playing ACHA Club hockey at James Madison University, Zach headed to Europe to coach and play. There he served as the US Ambassador for Hockey Without Borders/Hockey Sans Frontieres and coached numerous camps & clinics around Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, & the Czech Republic. After a season with the HK Spartak within the Slovenian Hockey League, he moved to Nashville where he began as a youth hockey coordinator for the Nashville Predators. He then moved his way up to the Senior Hockey Manager while creating the foundation for youth hockey within the Ford Ice Center and started the Predators Select Travel program in addition to many other leagues and camps. After moving to Massachusetts to become the Assistant GM at the New England Sports Center, Zach moved back to Nashville to take on the role as Tier 2 Director for Jr. Predators.