John Belmont To Join Huskies Coaching Staff
John Belmont to Join Edmonton Huskies’ Coaching Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012
EDMONTON – The Edmonton Huskies are proud to welcome new Defensive Coach John Belmont to the organization.
Coach Belmont spent the last two seasons with the Scona Lords high school football program. Prior to joining the Lords, Coach Belmont worked with the Leduc Composite Tigers and lead the team to a city conference championship and provincial final. He was also the Huskies’ Offensive Coordinator during their national championship seasons in 2004 and 2005.
“The level of competition in the Prairie Football conference is the toughest competition in Canada and it’s a pleasure to coach at this level,” said Belmont.
“As a defensive coach, I want to emphasis team speed and bring in players who are willing to commit and be the best football player they can be. Those are the kinds of athletes we’ll be trying to recruit and I’m really excited to be joining the coaching staff that is already in place.”
“Coach Belmont brings a commitment to excellence and loads of experience to our football club,” said Huskies General Manager Bob Bula. “He knows the league and knows what it takes to win championships.”
Coach Belmont joins current Huskies Head Coach Rick Walters on a coaching staff that includes former Huskies players who earned Canadian Junior Football Championships in 2004 and 2005.
Coach Belmont has received many accolades during his impressive coaching career. In 1999, he received the Football Canada Gino Fracas Award for CIS Assistant Coach of the Year for his contributions to the University of Alberta program, while in the same year was honoured with the CFL Award of Merit for outstanding lifetime contributions to football in Canada. In 1993, Coach Belmont was honoured with the Frank Morris High School Football Coach of the Year Award during his stint with Jasper Place High School in Edmonton.
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Edmonton Huskies Media Coordinator