Wildcat Coaches

A native of Montreal, Coach McAleese has been involved in either playing or coaching hockey for the past 35 years, having played at the junior, college, and minor professional levels in Canada. Coach McAleese has been a resident of Franklin for four years and has been involved as a coach with the Nashville Ice Tigers “AA” travel hockey program, as well as the coach of Team South for the past two years at the district tournament level. Ice hockey is a sport Coach McAleese definitely loves as he continues to play as a member of a men’s league at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville.

Coach McAleese works as manager of commercial sales for International Comfort Products. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children: a daughter, Melissa, a student at Franklin High School, and a son, Ryan who is a freshman at BGA. Contact Coach McAleese [email protected]

Rick MacLean is a hockey coach, parent, and player. He is the co-organizer of Men’s Hockey league. He works as CFO of BBA Fiberweb Americas. Raised in Maine, his hobbies besides hockey include running and traveling, following the Boston Redsox, and being an avid Predator’s fan. Wife Mojgan and Rick have three children, Komron, Leyla, and Soroosh. Komron and Leyla attend BGA. Contact Coach MacLean [email protected]

Asst Coach Steve Davis holds a Level V USA Hockey certification and has played hockey his entire life. He trained at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He supported the Montreal Canadians (NHL) for plastic surgery needs and was a Lieutenant Colonel US Army Chief of Plastic Surgery in Fort Lewis, Washington. Coach Davis is currently a plastic surgeon in Green Hills. He was deployed for the first Gulf War with the 24th Infantry Division. Steve and wife Sally have two children at BGA, Stephen and Caroline. Contact Coach Davis at [email protected]

Mark Messenger is the equipment, practice coach, and team manager. Contact Mark [email protected]

Mark Abkowitz was born and raised in the Boston area, becoming an avid hockey fan during the Bobby Orr days. He took up the game in college, and has played competitive hockey ever since. Coach Abkowitz and his family moved to Nashville in 1987, and they have been fortunate to see hockey development boom in Middle Tennessee over the years. Coach Abkowitz has served as an assistant coach on several house and travel teams at the Mite, Squirt and PeeWee levels. He also continues to play as a member of a men’s league at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. Coach Abkowitz is employed as a professor at Vanderbilt University in the School of Engineering. He and his wife, Susan, have three children: Alyssa(college grad), Kendra (in college) and Jason (sophomore at BGA).