Meet the exceptional academy coaches
RICHARD WHITE - Regional Director
Coach White is the Regional Director of the BCPFA Vancouver North Regional Football Academy. He will also be Linebacker Coach for the academy and Head Coach for U16 Team BC in 2023. Coach White comes with years of experience as a University player, CFL player, High School and Community Coach, and as a football parent.
4 years Simon Fraser University
4 years Saskatchewan Roughriders
1 year BC Lions
35 years coaching High School and Community Football
Attended 5 provincial championships, winning 3
Head coach at the International and National level for other elite sports.
holds a NCCP Level Coaching Certificate and a NCCP Comp Dev Certificate.
MIKE PAULS - Running Back Coach
Coach Pauls played for Simon Fraser University from 1982-85, and was then drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in 1986 and Calgary Stampeders in 1987. He has coached U16 Team BC and was the Head Coach at FBU for the U13 Team BC in Seattle. His team has won seven provincial championships and many players have gone on to play at the university level across Canada and the US. "Coach Mike" has been married for 31 years, has three fantastic kids and is a dentist in Vancouver.
He has completed his National Level 3 Coaching and is now excited to coach the running backs in the Lower Mainland Regional Academy.
RYAN JENSEN - Quarterback Coach
Coach Jensen is a Handsworth Secondary School Alumni. He was the league's "leading yards passing Quarterback" during the 2019 BC Provincial High School season. He then moved on to play for the CJFL Langley
Rams from 2019-2020. He is currently the Offensive Coordinator for the Handsworth Royals Football Team.
Coach Jensen is very excited to be working with the regional academy and the quarterback prospects. He brings a fresh player's perspective of football, since recently coming off the grid iron as an active player at an elite level.
BILL DYER - Offensive Line Coach
Coach Dyer has been involved in football for over 15 years, starting with the Gordon Sturtridge League (GSL) on the North Shore, throughout high school, and then at Simon Fraser University. He is an experienced O-Line coach with his Level 1 NCCP certification.
MITCH BARNETT- Linebackers Coach
Hi all, my name is Mitch Barnett and I am a North Vancouver native. I graduated from Handsworth Secondary School in 2011 where I was afforded the opportunity to continue my football career at Simon Fraser University. After redshirting my first year, I enjoyed a starting position as the team's
outside linebacker for the following 3 years. I transferred to the University of British Columbia in 2015 and was fortunate enough to be a part of the national championship team. The following year I was drafted into the Canadian Football League where I have spent the last 5 years as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as well as the BC Lions. I firmly believe that perseverance and a relentless pursuit of excellence can overcome talent and I look forward to instilling these beliefs in the linebackers that I coach.
MILAN BOLJUNCIC - Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
Coach Boljuncic started coaching high school football while
playing at Simon Fraser University. After he finished playing at the University level, Coach Boljuncic focused on coaching high school football. He has been a head coach at all levels - Bantam, Junior Varsity and Senior Varsity for over 30 years, and has won championships at all 3 levels. During his coaching career, has had the opportunity to mentor a number of players who have gone on to university and professional careers. He currently teaches at Argyle Secondary school, has been the Head Coach of the Varsity team and is currently the head coach of the Junior Varsity team.
NIC HAUKA - Defensive Back Coach
Coach Nic Hauka started playing football at New Westminster Secondary from 2012-2016. After graduating, he coached the youth program until 2018. Coach Hauk now coaches at Sullivan Heights Secondary, where he is Head Coach of the Junior Varsity team and Defensive Coordinator for the Varsity team. He is looking forward to working with players in the Academy.
JAY BAILEY - Quarterback Coach
Coach Jay played 8 years at Westside Warriors, winning a provincial championship in his senior midget year. He then played 4 seasons at the University of Western Ontario under Larry Haylor, the CIS’s winningest coach at the time and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. At Western, Jay was part of several championship teams including 2 Yates Cups, 1 Churchill Bowl, 1 Atlantic Bowl, and 1 Vanier Cup National Championship. Jay has coached at Westside Warriors for the past seven years and is dedicated to helping BC’s aspiring football players become the best players they can be.