May 29, 1977|
Marjamäki is notable for becoming a pro coach at a relatively young age, having only played a couple of seasons' worth of junior hockey semi-professionally before turning to coaching.
After working the youth ranks of Finnish clubs Ilves and Espoo Blues, he joined the coaching staff of the Blues’ men's squad as an assistant in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted to the head coaching job and remained in that position until February 2013.
Marjamäki took over the reins at fellow Liiga club Oulun Kärpät prior to the 2013-14 season and coached the team to back-to-back Finnish championships in 2014 and 2015. After grabbing the 2015 title, he won the Kalevi Numminen trophy as the Liiga Coach of the Year.
Marjamäki was named as a Team Finland assistant coach under Erkka Westerlund at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and also served as an assistant coach at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships, winning silver in 2014. Marjamäki also managed a Finnish team at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Marjamäki was revealed as the next head coach of the Finnish national team in August 2015, succeeding Kari Jalonen. His tenure began after the 2015-2016 season and his Finnish national team coaching will end in spring 2018. Marjamäki was named as a Team Finland to coach at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Coaching Awards and honoursEdit
- Champions Hockey League (1): 2015–16
- SM-liiga, Kanada-malja (2): 2014, 2015
- SM-liiga (1): 2016
- Euro Hockey Tour (1): 2017–18