Western’s Greg Marshall named Senior National Team Head Coach
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Football Canada is proud to unveil Greg Marshall as head coach of the Men’s Senior National Team. Established in 1999 and held every four years, Canada first participated in the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship in 2011, falling to Team USA in the gold medal game.
Currently the head coach at his alma mater, Western University, Marshall is a veteran of international football having served as Canada’s offensive coordinator at the 2011 [Men’s] Senior World Championship in Austria. In addition, Marshall served on the IFAF World Team coaching staff since its inception in 2010 as offensive line coach before taking over as head coach the following two years. In 2012, Marshall led the World Team to a 35-29 International Bowl victory which marked Team USA’s first defeat in international competition.
“I am excited to be back coaching with the Senior National program,” explained Marshall. “This is a great opportunity and challenge to select and prepare a team to represent our country internationally in the world championship.”
Canada’s head coach’s immediate priorities are two-fold.
“My first job is to select a coaching staff as soon as possible. In addition, we need to get the word out to all prospective players to begin now to prepare and train for a chance to represent Canada.”
Canada’s 2011 Senior World Championship roster included a number of past and current CFL players including Shamawd Chambers (Edmonton Eskimos), Lirim Hajrullahu, Michel-Pierre Pontbriand and Jake Thomas (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), Matt Walter (Calgary Stampeders), Matt Norman (BC Lions) as well as former CFL standout Adriano Belli.
A more complete bio can be found here.
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