Alamolhoda returns as Rams Head Coach

The Langley Rams Junior Football Club is pleased to announce that Jeff Alamolhoda has agreed to return to the Head Coaching position for the 2014 season.

Alamolhoda joined the Rams in 2011 and guided the club to the Cullen Cup BCFC Championship game, and while the Rams came away empty handed taking a young squad to the title game was a great accomplishment for the rookie Head Coach.

Jeff took the program to another level in 2012, leading them to an 11-3-1 overall record and another trip to the BCFC Championship game, this time Rams sailed home with the Cullen Cup on board after a thrilling 20-13 victory over Nanaimo.

The Cullen Cup win earned the Rams a berth in the 2012 CJFL National Championship game, which was played in front of a capacity crowd at the Rams home park, McLeod Park Stadium. It was considered by many as one of the best Canadian Bowl games ever played and Alamolhoda’s squad was on the verge of victory when a late touchdown by the then two time defending National Champion Saskatoon Hilltops handed the Rams a heartbreaking 23-21 loss.

Alamolhoda was preparing for the 2013 season when a career advancement opportunity left him unable to give full commitment to the Rams Head Coaching position.

Assistant Head Coach Ted Kirby was promoted to Head Coach on short notice and early in the 2013 season, Kirby did an outstanding job under the circumstances and led the Rams to a third place finish with a 7-3 regular season record and then to a 24-13 BCFC Semi-Final win over the Okanagan Sun in Kelowna, the Rams bid for a Cullen Cup repeat ended with a 48-37 loss to the VI Raiders in Nanaimo.

Jeff and his staff, which includes Kirby, have already started work on improving an already talented squad and are committed to fielding a team that will contend for the BCFC and National Championship titles once again in 2014.

Before joining the Rams in 2011 Jeff spent three seasons in Chilliwack as the Huskers defensive coordinator and prior to that was on the staff of the CJFL’s Winnipeg Rifles, where he helped out as a linebacker coach while attending the University of Manitoba.

Alamolhoda enrolled at University of Manitoba in 2003 and started at linebacker in four of the five seasons he was with Brian Dobie’s football Bisons, he capped off his stellar CIS career by helping the Bisons win the Vanier Cup National Championship in 2007.

Jeff played Midget football for the Coquitlam Falcons and then joined the BC Junior Football Conference’s Vancouver Trojans in 1999, he played two seasons with the Trojans and then joined the Tri-City (Coquitlam) Bulldogs Junior program, where he played two seasons under the guidance of legendary CJFL Head Coach Nick Kawaza.

Alamolhoda was selected to the BCFC All Star team and was honoured as the BCFC’s most outstanding linebacker in both 2001 and 2002. He capped off his Junior career with the 2002 BCFC Defensive Player of the Year Award, a CJFL All Canadian Award and a nomination as the CJFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Jeff is a native of Langley and grew up playing football at Langley City Park, he attended Langley Senior Secondary and then graduated from Garibaldi Secondary in Maple Ridge, where he now runs a Specialized Residential Program for at risk youth.

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