Team BC is proud to announce current Handsworth Royals head coach and former SFU record-holding quarterback Jay Prepchuk as the new head coach for the under-18 provincial tackle team.
Prepchuk takes over the role previously held by Tom Kudaba (Terry Fox Ravens), who will move into an advisory capacity with Football BC and continue to work closely with the Team BC at all age divisions.
Under Kudaba's leadership, Team BC's under-18 program has achieved tremendous success winning two bronze medals at the Football Canada Cup as well as posting a perfect 3-0 record over the past two seasons while taking part in the FBU International Showcase.
"On behalf of Football BC, we would like to thank and congratulate Tom for all his successes with our provincial teams program," said Patrick Waslen, Executive Director of Football BC. "We are glad to have Tom continue on with us in a new role where he can continue to help us mold our provincial teams program to ensure its continued success."
Prepchuk has been a member of the Team BC U18 coaching staff for the past three years serving as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was recently honoured as the 2013 Scholastic Coach of the Year by the BC Lions at the annual Orange Helmet Awards banquet.
Team BC U18 is slated to participate once again in the FBU International Showcase this winter in San Antonio, Texas.
Team BC is also pleased to announce that Sean Roden (Nanaimo Redmen) and Nick Kawaza (two-time CJFL Coach of the Year) will guide the two respective U16 provincial teams that will be compete in July's Red River Cup in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Roden is the defending championship coach at the Red River Cup after guiding Team BC's lone entrant in last year's Red River Cup tournament to a gold medal.
Kawaza was the offensive coordinator of the recent Team BC squad that competed as part of the Football USA International Bowl event in Arlington, Texas back in February and came away with a 10-7 win over a team of USA 9th graders.