Wildcats Announce Coaching Staff for 2011

The Edmonton Wildcats are excited to announce its coaching staff for the 2011 season. Following a challenging 2010 season that saw the Wildcats miss the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, newly named Head Coach Darcy Park puts his stamp on a revamped coaching staff along with some key returning coaches and some new additions for the 2011 season.

Returning from a year coaching with the U of A Golden Bears, Greg Tyszka takes over as Assistant Head Coach. Also returning from a year off is former Bowling Green Grad Jason Dailey who will take over as Offensive Asst and QB coach. Vince Baraniecz will move to Offensive Coordinator, while Greg High returns as Defensive Coordinator. Former Wildcat Darek Graff returns as Offensive Asst and O-Line coach along with former Wildcat Tristan Jones as Offensive Asst and Running Back coach. Ryan Branting will return as Offensive Asst and Receiver coach, while Nolan Garriock will return as Defensive Asst and Defensive Back coach. Former Wildcat Dylan Graff will handle the duties of Defensive Asst and D-Line coach while returning Kicking coach Ryan Elaschuk will handle Special Teams responsibilities.

Joining the Wildcats coaching staff for the 2011 season is Jody Hancock. Jody will be a Defensive Asst and Linebacker coach. He played with the Cats from 1994 to 1998. He was a conference all-star 3 times (96, 97, 98), All-Canadian once (97) and Wildcats MVP twice (97, 98). After the Cats he went on to play with the U of A Golden Bears for one year (1999). Jody previous coached with the Wildcats for 3 years in (04, 05 and 06). Jody
attended the University Of Alberta Faculty Of Engineering, completing a degree in Civil Engineering. He now works for the City of Edmonton as the Director of Development Planning and Engineering


Stuart Gibson
Edmonton Wildcats Media Coordinator
Phone (780) 718-3447