COACHING STAFF

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MARK 
HOULDER

DEFENSIVE TEAMS / SPECIAL TEAMS

Arriving in Canada from Trinidad and Tobago, football was the furthest thing from coach Houlder's mind. Having to adjust to the Canadian school system, football quickly become the opportunity to grow and opened him up to a whole new world.

     

Coach Houlder attributes his success in football and in life to the many friends and coaches that shaped his experience including Mr Bruce Dyce, Mr Peter Martin,Mr. Nobby Wirkowski, Mr. Ron Lancaster and Mr. Tom Arnott. Lucky to have  the support of coaches and 
 mentors, his mission has shifted to providing others with a similar experience. From that vision, the GTA Grizzlies were born. There are a number of young men in the GTA that need support and guidance, and with many years of coaching under his belt, he has shown with the right people in your corner, anything is possible.
     

With a new year upon us, and the leadership of Karen Escoffery, Coach Houlder's vision of the "Jr double blue".

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MIKE
WALSH

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Coach Walsh Joined GTA grizzlies in 2018 serving his second season. Originally from London, Ontario, he spent time coaching the London Beefeaters, OVFL senior Thunder Birds and spent one year coaching under Tom Gretes.

When Coach Walsh was playing he won an OFC championship with the London Beefeaters 2012 team. 

 

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MICKEY
VALCIUS

DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT COACH

Mickey has turned his love for football into a vehicle to reach out to young men to show them that anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it . His coaching career began at St. Roch C.S.S while playing for the GTA Grizzlies . Now he has 4 years coaching experience at the High School and CJFL level . 

 

The current challenge and quest is to move the GTA Grizzlies forward in their journey while “ Keeping The Dream Alive “.

 

VOLUNTEER COACHING STAFF

DOUG CARTER

 

TRAINERS

JESSICA MACDONALD