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Varsity Coaching Staff

Andrew McKechnie

“Coach Mac” is entering his 30th season of coaching, his twentieth at NWSS. Andrew is excited to take on the role of Varsity co-head coach for the first time in his long coaching tenure. His first ten seasons were spent as an assistant coach at Burnaby Central, including three as offensive co-ordinator. He has also been a guest coach at numerous camps, including the Western Canadian All-Star Football Camp.

After graduating from Burnaby Central, Andrew went on to become an offensive lineman with the Vancouver Trojans (BCFC). McKechnie is currently employed as the director of business development at Trapeze Software. He, his partner Katy and daughter Olivia live in Coquitlam.

Darnell Sikorski

Coach Sikorski is entering his 13th season of coaching, all at NWSS. Darnell is excited to take on the role of Varsity co-head coach and defensive co-ordinator for the first time after serving as JV head coach since 2015.

After graduating from NWSS, Darnell spent the 2009 season as a LB with UBC after a season as an RB in the BCFC. In his senior year with the Hyacks, Darnell earned provincial all-star honours as a LB and was the Defensive Player of the Year in the Western Conference in 2007.

Darnell currently serves on the BCSSFA Board of Directors. Sikorski is the owner of Coastline Fitness Club in Burnaby. He and his wife Diella live in New Westminster.

Matt Mitchell

Coach Mitchell is entering his 10th season of coaching, his second at NWSS. Matt is entering the role of JV head coach and defensive co-ordinator after serving as an assistant coach at NWSS in 2021.

While injuries prevented a post-secondary football career, Matt began coaching immediately. His coaching stops include STM, Centennial and now at NWSS. Coach Mitchell played at STMC from 2004-2008 and reached the AAA provincial championship in his JR season.

Mitchell is currently employed as a school counsellor with the SIGMA program at NWSS and also serves as the Indigenous Graduation Coach at NWSS. He, his wife Keshia and son Kodah live in New Westminster.

Dimitri Golimbonis

“Coach Dim” is entering his 12th season of coaching, both with the NWSS and RCHFC. Dimitri will be entering the role of JV offensive co-ordinator after serving time as an assistant coach for the previous eleven seasons.

Dimitri grew up a Hyack and played for the RCHFC and NWSS program. After graduation, he began coaching with the RCHFC as an assistant with the Junior Bantams and has been the WR coach for the last seven seasons. Coach Golimbonis played at NWSS from 2004-2008 and was the Centre for the Hyacks during back-to-back provincial semi-final seasons in 2007 and 2008.

Dimitri is currently employed as a restaurant manager at the Old Spaghetti Factory. He and his partner Michelle currently live in New Westminster.

Adam Senuik

Coach Senuik is entering his 5th season of coaching, all at NWSS. Adam will be coaching Quarterbacks after serving time as JV defensive and special-teams co-ordinator.

After graduating from Bev Facey in Edmonton, Adam went on to play as a QB for the Edmonton Wildcats and a DB for the UBC Thunderbirds. Adam and his UBC teammates won the 2015 National Championship and defeated the University of Montreal in the 2015 Vanier Cup (USports).

Adam is currently employed as a realtor in the Lower Mainland and currently lives in Vancouver.

Isaiah James

Coach James is entering his 2nd season of coaching, both at NWSS. Isaiah will be coaching the defensive and offensive lines.

Isaiah grew up a Hyack and played for the RCHFC and NWSS programs. After graduation, he spent the 2018 season as a DT for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. In his SR year with the Hyacks, Isaiah won a  provincial championship and two tatal in his career at NWSS. He also earned a  Western Conference all-star honours as an OL and was a Top 100 recruit on CanadaFootballChat.

Isaiah is currently employed as a plumber in the Lower Mainland and currently lives in Burnaby.

Other cOaches

  • Chad Oatway (Former NWSS Defensive Coordinator and JV Head Coach)
  • Yanni Angelopolous (OL/DL)
  • Jordan Chin (LBs)
  • Adam Clarke (DBs)
  • Jayden Kastelein (RBs)
  • Gagan Mandair (OL/DL)
  • Sarban Sidhu (OL/DL)

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