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AFCA Coaching Clinic

Every year two Saskatchewan high school football coaches will be sponsored to attend the American Football Coaches Association convention. The Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club will sponsor one coach with Football Saskatchewan sponsoring the second coach. The convention is scheduled annually during the first week of January down in the United States. The meeting traditionally features a three-day coaching clinic, as well as the AFCA Awards Luncheon and the AFCA Coach of the Year Banquet. Recent additions to the format include the Professional Development Series, the AFCA Kickoff Luncheon, the Master Coach lecture series and “Chalk Talks,” featurng panels of the top offensive and defensive coaching staffs from around the country

The following criteria has been adopted for sponsoring two high school football coaches to the American Football Coaches Association Convention:

  • Be a paid member of Football Saskatchewan.
  • Must be a high school coach who attended the Football Saskatchewan Annual Investors Group Coaches Clinic the year previous.
  • Must have had some involvement in the National Coaches Certification Program (at least completed a Level I football technical course).

The two coaches selected must pass on information obtained at the convention to the rest of the coaches in Saskatchewan through the Football Saskatchewan Annual Investors Coaches Clinic.

Football Saskatchewan will administer the selection of the two coaches.

No candidate will be sponsored twice within a minimum span of five years.

Airfare, hotels, and a per diem will be supplied.

For more information check out AFCA's website or contact your local Football Saskatchewan Representative.

2018 AFCA Clinic

Coaches from all levels of the football coaching profession are already marking their calendars for the annual convention of the American Football Coaches Association, January 7-10 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The meetings serve as the culmination of the football season for more than 6,000 coaches expected to attend. The convention will feature a three-day coaching clinic and several other functions, including the AFCA Awards Luncheon and the AFCA Coach of the Year Banquet. The first morning of the coaching clinic (Monday) will be devoted to presentations by high school and junior college coaches. 

The speaker schedule for the 2018 convention is still in the planning stages, but if past history is any indication, those in attendance will be treated to another outstanding group of clinicians. 

The only requirement to attend the convention is AFCA membership. The membership fee for high school, junior college, college and professional coaches is $100. Unlike most clinics, there is no convention registration fee.

American Football Coaches Association Past Recipients

Since 1983 the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club and Football Saskatchewan have annually sent two Saskatchewan High School Football Coaches to the American Football Coaches Association Coaches Clinic. The following is a list of all the past recipients that have been selected to go to the AFCA Convention:

  • 1983 
    • Rick Seaman - Regina
  • 1984 
    • Mike Harrington - Saskatoon
  • 1985 
    • Gerry Thompson - Regina (Southey)
  • 1986 
    • Basil Houghton - Saskatoon
  • 1987 
    • Erwin Klempner - Regina 
    • Doug Humbert - Saskatoon
  • 1988 
    • Randy Labatte - Regina 
    • Bill Eng - Saskatoon
  • 1989 
    • Yves Olliver - Tisdale (Ituna) 
    • Jack Nepjuk - Saskatoon
  • 1990 
    • Don Grant - Saskatoon 
    • Brian Saip - Regina
  • 1991 
    • John Bolen - Regina 
    • Ron Brown - Kindersly
  • 1992 
    • Don Hodgins - North Battleford 
    • Jim Ginther - Swift Current
  • 1993 
    • Gene Hauta - Hudson Bay 
    • Blake Buettner - Moose Jaw
  • 1994 
    • Mark Loewndorf - Saskatoon 
    • Gene Scott - Regina
  • 1995
    • Bob Simpson - Melville 
    • Gil Meyers - Luseland
  • 1996 
    • Phil Guebert - LCBI (Outlook) 
    • Greg Johnson - Regina
  • 1997 
    • Ryan Hall - Caronport 
    • Terry Andrusiak - Porcupine Plain
  • 1998 
    • Steve Variyan - Yorkton 
    • Blaine Barnstable - Loreburn
  • 1999 
    • Craig Oman - Rosetown 
    • Sheldon Neald - Regina
  • 2000 
    • Blain Pearce - Regina 
    • Rocky Chysyk - Bjorkdale
  • 2001 
    • Darren Olson - Notre Dame (Wilcox) 
    • Brian Thorstad - Saskatoon
  • 2002 
    • Jud Heilman - Delisle 
    • Chris Hansen - Yorkton
  • 2003 
    • Chuck Toth - Regina 
    • Kelly Bowers - Saskatoon
  • 2004 
    • Bob Simpson - Melville 
    • Shawn Gardiner - Humboldt
  • 2005 
    • Jim Braman - Raymore
    • Troy Wist - Central Butt
  • 2006 
    • Pat Orobko - Unity
    • Lonny Holmes - Moose Jaw
  • 2007 
    • Bill Ruetz - Foam Lake
    • Reg Leidl - Esterhazy
  • 2008
    • Derek Murdoch - Swift Current
    • Jason Boyda - Preeceville
  • 2009
    • Ronald Vause - Saskatoon
    • Roby Sharpe - Yorkton
  • 2010
    • Barry Croshaw - Watrous
    • Mike Thomas - Regina
  • 2011
    • John Svenson - Melville
    • Mark Anderson - Hanley
  • 2012
    • Pat Barry - Saskatoon
    • Kyle Stroeder - Nipawin
  • 2013
    • Terry Braman - Biggar
    • Cory Schmaltz - Carrot River
  • 2014
    • Darcy Olynyk - Regina
    • Mike Humenny - Battleford
  • 2015
    • Brian O'Fukany - Tisdale
    • Brenden Bennett - Regina
  • 2016
    • Lyle Evanisky - Martensville
    • Lonnie Horan - Regina
  • 2017
    • Dale Udal - Maple Creek
    • Gabe Andrews - La Ronge
  • 2018
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