Home reunion awaits former Herman teammates

Local recruits join OUA team’s 2015 class.

Windsor Lancers have announced the additions of Spencer Trinier and Jaydon Gauthier to their football program.

Both recruits will join the OUA team for the 2015 season. Trinier and Gauthier are former products of the W.F Herman Green Griffins of the Windsor and Essex County Secondary School Athletic Association (WECSSAA).

Jaydon Gauthier commitment


Recently, the 5’10, 190 pound running back/wide receiver from Windsor, Ontario spent time with JUCO team, New Mexico Military Institute.

“Jaydon is easily one of the best recruits in the province,” expressed Lancers Head Coach Joe D’Amore.  “He spent a year a New Mexico Military academy and decided to return home and play for us.”

“He is already enrolled in school and having him participate in spring camp was big for us. He is already paying dividends and showed his explosiveness and versatility right away. We are excited to add his skill to our offense and he will be a major player in 2015.”

Jaydon Gauthier commitment 2

Gauthier issued the following statement after his commitment:

“There are many reasons I chose to attend the University of Windsor. The main goal is to bring home a trophy to in a team effort.”

“I like the coaching staff and I get along with them really well. I’ve been around Coach D’Amore a lot over the past few years and I have seen that he is a great coach and also a really good person which was a major influence on my decision. One of my coaches from High school, Dan Lumley, was named Offensive Coordinator for the upcoming season. He was my first ever football coach and also a good friend, He’s taught me a lot over the years and I feel he can help a lot with my development at the collegiate level.”

“Also, there are a lot of players on the team who I know and have been rivals with over the years, Of course we’re teammates first but teammate rivalry is really beneficial to growth and development for a player. The team is made up of really competitive players, players that don’t shy away from competing with anyone no matter wherever or whoever are the type of players I want to be around.”

“From an educational standpoint, I knew I wanted to study criminology and Windsor has one of the best Criminology programs to offer. I am currently enrolled at the University of Windsor studying Criminology. My goals after university are to play in the CFL and become a police officer.”

Spencer Trinier commitment 1


The Lancers hope that the 5’10, 188 pound defensive back from Windsor, Ontario will play a prominent role as soon as possible on their roster.

“Spencer is one of the best pure football players in this class,” commented Lancers Head Coach Joe D’Amore.  “He has great speed and technique.”

“We feel he will be an immediate contributor in the defensive side of the ball as well as upgrading our special teams. We are excited to add a player of his talent to our roster. ”

For Trinier’s part, there were two significant factors which prompted him to choose the OUA school.

“The first one was family; my parents have been my biggest supports since day 1 and I really wanted them to be able to be at my games and see me play,” explained Trinier of his decision.  “The second factor was I really liked the direction the program is going they have made some big moves over the past year or so bringing in people like Tarrence Crawford, Joe Iatzko and some of the moves they made this offseason too with being in Jaydon Gauthier, Devon Woods and my high school coach and now Lancers Offensive Coordinator Dan Lumley and I just feel that all those moves were confirmation that Lancers football will be a Yates contender in the not so distant future.”

“I really wanted to be a part of putting Lancers football on the map and I feel I have a good chance to make that impact early on in my CIS career at Windsor.”

During his time with the Green Griffins, Trinier played at the running back, outside linebacker and defensive back (safety) positions.

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