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Head Coach Nick Badder

Head Coach Nick Badder

Coach Badder brings tremendous experience of team success and player development success along with tremendous energy and excitement for the Lake Orion Hockey Program.

Coach Badder was a 2 year captain at Central Michigan University and grew up playing hockey for Belle Tire.  He served as the head hockey coach at Romeo High School from 2014-2018, leading the Bulldogs to three MHSAA Regional Titles and the 2016 Division 2 MHSAA State Championship.  During his time at Romeo, his teams won over 70% of their games and coach was the recipient of multiple coach of the year honors.  Over his career he has helped develop players who have gone onto the NHL, USHL, NAHL, AJHL and NCAA Division 1 programs. 

Following Romeo, Coach Badder took a coaching job within the Oakland Junior Grizzlies Organization and has continued to develop championship teams while helping players progress to the next levels of their hockey careers. 

Coach Badder and his wife Liz, along with his children Cruise and Lola have recently moved to Lake Orion and Coach expressed his excitement on leading this program in his hometown.