My story:

I have been an active participant and coach in tackle football for the last 35 years in the Meadowvale & Streetsville areas.  After watching the 1985 Chicago Bears crush the NFL competition I developed a new sporting passion - Football. I transitioned from playing small town Hockey in Mount Forest to playing Tackle Football in Mississauga .   My first experience with Tackle football was with the Mississauga Wolverines (pre-cursor to the Mississauga Warriors Program - the original Rogue Football Team) which was my Fathers team that played in the Toronto & Ottawa areas.   After High School I entered Concordia University and played multiple seasons until injuries forced me to end my playing days. I graduated from Concordia University with a BA in History and a Post Graduate Degree in Sports Administration.

After my playing days were done I turned to coaching in the GTA - most notably I was the Defensive Coordinator for the Mississauga Warriors Varsity Team from 1998 to 2006 - winning multiple Championships and setting multiple Defensive Records in the province of Ontario.  In 2000 I was named the Defensive Line Coach for York University and maintained that position until 2006.  I was fortunate to help a number of fine young men transition from CIS Football to the CFL during that time.

In 2006 my wife Deanne and I welcomed our first son Nolan and coaching changed in our household completely.  I went from Coaching local football to coaching IP Hockey at the Streetsville Hockey League in 2010. My new home was the Vic Johnston Community Center/Arena.  During the last 11 years I have coached multiple levels and age groups in the GTHL (AA), NYHL (Tier 2&3) and the MHL (Gold & Red Division).

Why Flag Football - in 2019 I registered my two boys into a NFL Flag League in the Oakville area and fell completely in love with the game again. I felt Flag Football provided all the excitement, strategy, and athletism that tackle provided without the risk of a major injury to the athlete. I also felt Flag Football would be a great complementary sport to Rep Hockey families like ours! Our focus at MFFL is to provide a solid hour of athletic development that would benefit the player in both sports and an hour of flat out fun without the stresses of making it to the NHL.

On behalf of my family Deanne, Nolan, Mckenzie & Graydon - welcome to the Mississauga Flag Football League and we hope you have an amazing experience!