Weekly DID YOU KNOW (18): Coaching shuffles & pledges, Super Bowl hoopla

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Stu Lang6) GRYPHONS GET BOOST:

This past week, it was revealed that Guelph Gryphons Head Coach Stu Lang plans to match any funds that have been donated through the team’s scholarship program, named the Triple Victory Project.  The maximum amount Lang could contribute is up to $1 million dollars. This is a two year fundraising effort which is set to be completed in 2016.  The overall objective is for the Gyphons to be in a position to provide up to 18 additional yearly scholarships for full-time student-athletes.

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5) WESTERN BRINGS CIRCELLI BACK HOME:

As CTV London’s Norman James reported earlier this week, the Western Mustangs have found their new offensive line coach.  JP Circelli is coming back to London to fill the role.  In the 2014 season, Circelli instructed the offensive line with the RSEQ’s Concordia Stingers.

In 2006, Circelli began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Catholic Central High School in London, Ont. He took over as head coach of the Crusaders in 2010. He has also previously instructed the London Beefeaters, of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) and with the Mustangs.

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4) WESTERN’S NEW RECRUITING COORDINATOR:

While CanadaFootballChat.com announced Western’s 2015 recruits in three articles over the past seven days, it was revealed that Tom Flaxman has an additional title.  With Chris Bertoia’s departure to Waterloo to assume the head coaching position, the Mustangs went internally to fill the role of Recruiting Coordinator. Flaxman has been with the Mustangs since March 2014 as Linebackers Coach but was actively involved with the team’s recruiting.

Previous to the Mustangs, Flaxman was Offensive Coordinator of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.  Flaxman began his CIS coaching career as the Acadia Axemen Running Backs Coach in 2008 and later assumed the role of Special Teams Coordinator. He became Co-Offensive Coordinator in 2011 and helped guide Acadia to the Atlantic conference crown that season.

Flaxman has been involved with the Ontario Varsity Football League’s (OVFL) Mississauga Warriors since 2004 as an Offensive Assistant, Co-Coordinator and Coordinator. During that time, he has been a member of four division and three OVFL championship teams. Last season, he moved on to coach with the London Jr Mustangs varsity squad.

As a player, the standout running back won the Yates Cup as a member of the McMaster Marauders in 2003 before transferring to Acadia, where he enjoyed similar success with back-to-back Atlantic Conference Championship Titles in 2005 and 2006.

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3) CEGEP TEAM TO PLAY SOUTH OF THE BORDER:

This spring, CEGEP Division 1 team, Levis-Lauzon Faucons will fly to New York where the team will play NCAA Division 3 team, Alfred Saxons on May 17th.  It has become an annual tradition for the Faucons to play an NCAA team in what is named the Quebec-USA classic.  Last year, the CEGEP team battled Utica Pioneers.

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2) CFC #1 IMPACT:

The accolades keep on mounting for CFC #1 Neville Gallimore.  In an article by 247Sports.com, Kevin Flaherty said that the 6’3, 290 pound defensive tackle from Ottawa, Ontario is the top rated commit that will sign with the Oklahoma Sooners.  Gallimore is tagged to replace Jordan Phillips and could see action as soon as this fall on the field.

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1) SUPER TIME FOR RYAN:

Even though the Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is preparing for the big game, there is a lot of hoopla surrounding the Saskatchewan native. NBC, who has the broadcast rights to this year’s Super Bowl, asked a production crew out in his home province to film segment from his former high school, Sheldon-Williams Collegiate. This will be used for a segment to be aired in NBC’s pregame show called Hometown Heroes.

Additionally, the City of Regina raised a 12th man flag this past week to recognize Ryan and the Seahawks.

 

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