Varsity Coaching Staff

Farhan Lalji

Head Coach / Quarterbacks

Email: flalji@hyackfootball.com

Farhan Lalji

Coach Lalji is entering his 31st year of coaching BC High School Football, his 16th as varsity head coach at NWSS. He was named New Westminster’s Citizen of the Year for 2012 and for the second time was named runner up for the NFL National High School Coach of the Year (also in 2004). Lalji was also named 2010 Provincial Scholastic Coach of the Year at the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards. Prior to launching the NWSS football program, Lalji spent two years as an assistant coach at Vancouver College, and from 1987 to 2000, he coached at Burnaby Central HS. Lalji is an NCCP Level III certified coach and has been a guest coach at numerous camps in Canada and the USA. He has coached over 70 players that have gone on to play college football. Lalji is a graduate of SFU and played football at Burnaby Central HS and with the Vancouver Meralomas (BCFC). He is also the past-president of the BCSSFA and is currently employed as a national reporter for TSN and CTV. Lalji, his wife Mary, son Lukas and daughter Nora live in New Westminster.


Clint Uttley

Defensive Coordinator

Clint Uttley


Coach Uttley enters his 4th year as a teacher and coach at NWSS, and his 3rd season in the defensive coordinators role. Prior to joining the Hyacks program, he spent 16 years as a university coach, most recently as the Head Coach at McGill University for 3 seasons (2012-14). Uttley spent 7 years total at McGill, following stops at Acadia and UBC where he held defensive and special teams coordinator roles. Utley has also been a guest coach at training camps with several teams in the CFL, most notably the Toronto Argonauts (2003, 2005 and 2008) and Calgary Stampeders (2011). He played collegiately at Acadia (1996 to 2000) where he was a four-year starter and team captain in his final two seasons. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in 2000, followed by an education degree (2004) and a master's degree in education (2011). Clint lives in White Rock with his wife Katie.


Andrew McKechnie

O-Line / Offensive Coordinator

Andrew McKechnie


Coach "Mac" is entering his 26th year of coaching, his 16th at NWSS. In 2012, he took over as Offensive Coordinator. His first ten years were spent as an assistant at Burnaby Central, including three years as offensive co-ordinator. He is an NCCP Level II certified coach, and played football at Burnaby Central and with the Vancouver Trojans (BCFC). McKechnie has a Bachelor of Technology degree from BCIT and is currently employed as a database analyst for Trapeeze Software. He and his daughter Olivia live in Coquitlam.




Darnell Sikorski

RBS / JV Head Coach

Darnell Sikorski


Coach Sikorski begins his 9th full season of coaching, his 4th as JV Head Coach, after guiding the JV's to the Provincial Championship in 2015. He is also runs the very successful summer conditioning program for the Hyacks. Sikorski spent the 2009 season playing LB at UBC after spending a season as an RB in the BCFC. Sikorski played at NWSS in 2006 and 2007. He had an outstanding senior season, earning Provincial all-star honors at LB and being named Defensive Player of the Year in the AAA Western Conference. Darnell is now a personal trainer and lives in New Westminster.


Adam Senuik

Defensive Backs & JV Defensive Coordinator

Adam Senuik

Coach Senuik enters his 3rd season of coaching and takes over the JV Defensive Coordinators role. Prior to joining the NWSS staff, he spent 4 seasons as a player at UBC, culminating with the 2015 Vanier Cup Championship. Coach Senuik also played 3 years of Jr football with the Edmonton Wildcats, and played at Bev Facey HS in Alberta, leading his team to the provincial final in grade 11 & 12. He was also captain for Team Alberta earning a silver medal in the Canada Cup. Adam is a realtor with Garbutt Dumas Realty in New Westminster.




Dimitri Golimbonis

Receivers

Coaches Golimbonis is part of the growing list of coaches who are former Hyack players giving back to the program. He graduated from NWSS in 2009 and is now in his 4th year of coaching at NWSS. Prior to that he was coaching in the Royal City Hyacks youth program and played instrumental role in the success of the Jr Bantam team. Coach Dim is currently employed in the restaurant industry and lives in New Westminster.


Tyler Perkins

Defensive Line

Coach Perkins is entering his first year of coaching with the Hyacks. Hailing from Campbell River, BC, Perkins played his high school football at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK. He played postsecondary football at the University of Regina as a defensive lineman. He currently holds the record for most blocked kicks in a career with the Rams. Perkins recently earned his Master's degree at Simon Fraser University and currently lives in Burnaby.


Dillon Cusker

Defensive line

Dillon is in his first year of coaching with the Hyacks. He is a graduate of the NWSS program, having earned AAA Western Conference All-star honors in 2015 and was selected as the G&F Financial Coaches Award winner. Dillon is still currently playing in the BCFC with the Langley Rams where he is a LB/DL and a team captain.


Riley Feenan

Offensive line

Riley is in his first year of coaching with the Hyacks. He is a former NCAA Div 1 football player with Robert Morris University (PA), after graduating from Notre Dame in 2013, where he was a AAA Western Conference All-star in 2011. Riley is currently a Corrections Officer with BC Corrections and lives in Burnaby.


Neil Steffler

Special teams coordinator, Receivers

Neil enters his first year with the Hyacks, having spent the last 3 seasons with the Langley Rams of the BCFC, most recently as Special Teams Coordinator. He has also been on the coaching staff of Team BC for the past 2 summers, 2 seasons at STM and 5 years of coaching high school in Ontario. Neil played 2 seasons at both St Mary’s and York Universities, he was a part of the Huskies 2002 Vanier Cup winning team. He has degrees in psychology and sociology. Neil is a Recreation Coordinator with the City of Surrey and lives in New Westminster with his wife, Annabelle.