Football BC is pleased to announce the head coaches of the provincial under-13 (U-13 Team BC), provincial under-14 (U-14 Team BC) and provincial under-15 (U-15 Team BC) teams, respectively, that will be competing in the FBU National Championship tournament beginning in December.
The FBU National Championship is a single-elimination tournament with the final four teams in each respective division competing in San Antonio, Texas as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week in early January 2014.
U-15 Team BC, which will be competing in the Grade 8 division, will be led by Peter McCall.
McCall is currently in his second stint as head coach of BC High School Football’s Rutland Voodoos.
A former All-American defensive back at Dickinson State, McCall’s first coaching gig came as a defensive backs coach with the CJFL National Champion Okanagan Sun in 2000. He moved on to become head coach of the Voodoos from 2002 to 2008 earning the Scholastic Coach of the Year honours in 2007 at the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards.
He rejoined the Sun for two seasons from 2009 to 2010 as their head coach guiding them to a 15-5 regular season record while being named the CJFL Coach of the Year in 2010. He would return to the Voodoos beginning in the 2011 season.
U-14 Team BC, which will be competing in the Grade 7 division, will be led by Nick Kawaza.
Kawaza is best known for his work with the BCFC’s Surrey Rams organization (now Langley Rams). He spent seven years with the Rams’ juvenile program winning a provincial championship and another 14 years with their junior program winning four provincial titles and one Western Canadian championship. He is a two-time winner of the CJFL Coach of the Year award.
Kawaza has also made coaching stops with the now-defunct Tri City Bulldogs of the BCFC, the Simon Fraser University Clan, and North Surrey Minor Football winning a provincial championship with the latter.
U-13 Team BC, which will be competing in the Grade 6 division, will be led by Mike Pauls.
Pauls, a former running back with the SFU Clan and Edmonton Eskimos draft pick, has been involved in coaching at the amateur level since 2005.
He has won five provincial championships, including one at the high school level and one at the Community level, along with three at the Flag level. He also guided the Westside Warriors flag team to a national silver medal in 2009.
The schedules and rosters for the three respective teams will be released at a later time.