JEFF BROCK

Head Coach

~17th Season~

(8th as Head Coach)

Coach Brock enters his 17th season at Nelson and his Eighth 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 numerous teams at the Community level. At Nelson, Brock has won 7 Halton Titles and 4 Provincial titles (2005, 2011, 2016, 2019).

MARC MESSIER

Defensive Coordinator

~23rd Season~

 

JERRY PHILIP

Defensive Backs Coach

~11th Season~

Coach Messier enters his 23rd season with the Lords and returns after a year away. Coach Mess will work with Linebackers group as well as call the defence. Marc has been a part of five of the Lords six Provincial titles and plays an integral role in offseason strength and conditioning. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Coach Messier is also the Athletic Director at Nelson HS. Coach Philip is back for his eleventh season at Nelson. A volunteer coach who has experience at many levels in the past including the CJFL, Coach Philip will work with the Defensive Backs and along with Coach Mess and Coach Emo to run the defence. Jerry played University football for York and played in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. He has been a part of three Provincial titles (2011, 2016, 2019)
 

RANDY HOFFNER

Runningbacks Coach

~9th Season~

 

BARRY EMO

Defensive Line Coach

~5th Season~

Coach Hoffner returns for a ninth 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. Both Randy's sons are former Lords and played for the Hamilton Hurricanes (CJFL).   Coach Emo returns for his fifth season at Nelson. He will work with Coach Philip and Coach Mess to run the defence. His coaching career includes many accolades and accomplishments at football from USports to the minor system.
 

EDNA PARNHAM

Manager

~8th Season~

 

CHRIS KUSMIRSKI

Special Teams Coach

~4th Season~

Edna returns for a eighth 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. Chris returns to the Lords for the 2022 season. Coach K will once again work with the kickers and help to co-ordinate the Lords Special Teams.
 

BRIAN BROCK

Offensive Line Coach

~3rd Season~

 

CHRIS KUSMIRSKI JR

Asst. Special Teams Coach

~3rd Season~

Recognized as one of the provinces top high school coaches over his 31 year teaching career at Lorne Park SS and Etobicoke CI, Coach Brock Sr has spent the past 15 years coaching the offensive line at McMaster University. He brings great experience to the Lords program having coached in East/West Bowl games, guest coached at CFL Camps, worked for Team Ontario and has been a NCCP course conductor.
Chris Kusmirski JR returns to the Lords this season to work with his father on the Nelson Special Teams Units.
 

JOSH VANDEWEERD

Receivers Coach

~3rd Season~

 

WILL FINCH

Quarterbacks Coach

~1st Season~

Josh returns to Nelson after a year away to work with the recevier group. A former Lord and U-Sports standout with McMaster, Vandy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Nelson Air Force. Will rejoins the Lords on a full time basis taking over from his dad as Quarterback coach. A former Lord, Will is one of the best to ever wear the Red and Gold. After a stellar career at Western, Will has made coaching stops at several USports Schools and also runs his own Quarterback Training Academy. We are excited to see Will mentor the next generation of Nelson QBs!
 

STEVE CARTER

Assistant Coach

~3rd Season~

 

ALEX PORCO

Asst. Defensive Backs Coach

~1st Season~

Steve returns to the JR Lords in 2022 after successful 2019/2021 seasons and time spent with both the JR and SR Teams. Coach Carter has also coached with the Burlington Stampeders in the OPFL and also at Central HS with the Trojans. Steve will work primarily with the Defensive Backs. Alex returns to Nelson after starting with the Lords for the 2021 season. She was an outstanding addition to the Coaching Staff last season and looks to take on a bigger role this year.
 

COLE KIES

Defensive Assistant Coach

~1st Season~

 

PATRICK DUNN

Asst. Defensive Line Coach

~1st Season~

Cole returns to Nelson with hopes of starting a career in Coaching. A former Lord, we are excited to have Cole back to begin his career on the Sidelines.   Patrick returns to Nelson to assist the Coaching Staff after graduating last season. A starter on the OL and DL over the past few seasons, Patrick is eager to begin a coaching career in youth football.
 

DR. DAVE DORION

Team Doctor

~10th 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.

NICK MLEKUZ

Head Coach

~28th Season~

Coach Mlekuz returns for an amazing 28th season with the Junior Lords. As a volunteer coach his dedication to the program is unmatched. Mlekuz has won three provincial Jr. Titles and numerous Halton Championships. A newly retired dentist, Coach Mlekuz has seen all of his sons play for the Lords. Nick was awarded the McMaster HS Coaching Achievement Award in 2015.

JASON PRICKETT

Defensive Coordinator

~11th Season~

 

JAMIE MCCAMON

Assistant Coach

~21st Season~

Coach Prickett is back for his eleventh 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 2022. Coach McCammon is back for his 21st season with the Lords. His tireless efforts to equip and maintain both teams allow the red and gold to be successful on the field.
 

MICHAEL MOORE

Assistant Coach

~5th Season~

 

JOEL MAURO

Assistant Coach

~5th Season~

Coach Moore enters his fifth season with the Jr Lords. Prior to Nelson, Mike spent time at Pearson HS coaching the Patriots. A welcome addition to the Phys-Ed Department, Michael will take over many offensive duties this season. Coach Mauro returns after some time away from football. He has been a member of the Jr Lords staff for a few seasons and will be looking to take on a bigger role with the team.
 

RANDY LEWIS

Assistant Coach

~2nd Season~

 

CONNOR PARNHAM

Assistant Coach

~1st Season~

Coach Lewis returns to the Lords after taking a few years off. Randy's son Sam was a standout receiver with Nelson and the Guelph Gryphons. Randy brings a strong football background back to the program. Welcome back Coach!   Coach Parnham returns to Nelson after a playing career as a Receiver. He will bring some much needed help to the Jr Lords skill group.
 

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