Head Coach

~14th Season~

(5th as Head Coach)

Coach Brock enters his 14th season at Nelson and his fifth as Head Coach.. A member of the Physical Education Department, Coach Brock played his University football for the Queen's Golden Gaels. Coach Brock is also the Offensive Co-Ordinator and responsible for Special Teams. Jeff has also coached with the BMFA up until this summer. At Nelson, Brock has won 5 Halton Titles and 3 Provincial titles (2005, 2011, 2016).


Linebackers Coach

~20th Season~



Quarterbacks Coach

~10th Season~

Coach Messier enters his 20th season with the Lords. A former Defensive Coordinator, Mess also works with the Linebackers group and has been a part of four of the Lords five Provincial titles. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Coach Messier is also the Athletic Director at Nelson HS. Coach Finch returns for a Seventh season with the SR Lords after coaching Junior since 2009. His knowledge of the Quarterback position is reflected in his son Will, retired Western Mustangs QB and former all-star Quarterback at Nelson. Mike is recently retired from teaching.


Co-Defensive Co-Ordinator & Defensive Backs Coach

~8th Season~



Running Backs Coach

~6th Season~

Coach Philip is back for his eighth season at Nelson. A volunteer coach who has coached at many levels in the past including the CJFL, Philip will work with the Defensive Backs and Co-Ordinate the defence along with Coach Emo. Jerry played University football for York and played in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. He has been a part of two Provincial titles (2011 & 2016) Coach Hoffner returns for a sixth season with the Lords. A longtime coach at many levels with the Burlington Minor Football Association, Coach Hoffner is currently the Past President of the BMFA. Randy's oldest son Zach is a 2nd year LB with the Hamilton Hurricanes and youngest son Taylor will anchor the OL for the Lords.


Co-Defensive Co-Ordinator & Offensive/Defensive Line Coach

~2nd Season~




~5th Season~

Coach Emo returns for his second season at Nelson. He will work with Coach Philip to Co-Ordinate the Defence this season. His coaching career includes many accolades and accomplishments at football from USports to the minor system. Coach Emo is currently the Asst Head Coach of the Steel City Patriots in the NFC. Edna returns for a fifth season with the Lords to carry out administrative duties. Both Edna's sons (Connor and Tyler) are former Lord WRs. Edna's effort and support of the program are unmatched.


Receivers Coach

~2nd Season~



Special Teams Coach

~1st Season~

Josh will be back again on the sidelines with the 2018 Lords as a Coach following a solid career as a McMaster Marauder. A former Lord, Josh was instrumental in the 2011 Golden Horseshoe Bowl Championship as a receiver. Coach Vandeweerd has been a fantastic addition to the Lords football program. Chris joins the Lords for the 2018 season. Coach K will be working primarily with the Lords kickers and Special Teams.


Team Doctor

~7th Season~



Dave continues with the Nelson program this year providing our athletes with top of the line medical care and rehabilitation. With the growth of his clinic 'Burlington Sport & Spine' in the Nelson area, Dave continues to be a vital part of Nelson Lords athletics.


Head Coach

~25th Season~

Coach Mlekuz returns for an amazing 25th season with the Junior Lords. As a volunteer coach his dedication to the program is unmatched. Mlekuz has won two provincial Jr. Titles and numerous Halton Championships. A dentist during the day, Coach Mlekuz has seen all of his sons play for the Lords. Nick was awarded the McMaster HS Coaching Achievement Award in 2015.


Defensive Coordinator

~8th Season~



Assistant Coach

~18th Season~

Coach Prickett is back for his eighth season in red and gold. He spent many years teaching and coaching at Ridley College before moving to Nelson. A math teacher, Coach Prickett will Co-ordinate the Lords defence again in 2018. Coach McCammon is back for his 18th season with the Lords. His tireless efforts to equip and maintain both teams allow the red and gold to be successful on the field.


Assistant Coach

~2nd Season~



Assistant Coach

~4th Season~

Coach Moore returns to the Jr Lords program after completing his first season at Nelson in 2017. Prior to Nelson, Mike spent time at Pearson HS coaching the Patriots. A welcome addition to the Phys-Ed Departmant, Michael is looking to take on bigger role in 2018. Coach Mauro returns for 2018 after getting back into the program last season. Joel spent time with both the SR and JR programs before his hiatus. A Nelson graduate, Coach Mauro spent his playing days in Red & Gold!



~3rd Season~

Jen returns as the Lords team manager for the 2018 season. Her sons have all been or will be memebers of the football program over the next few seasons. Jen will handle all team administrative duties.  

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