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Coaches Luncheon 2024


May 25, 2024

Coaches Luncheon 2024

The 2024 CFLOAA Coaches Luncheon was held on April 20.  The event was at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club again this year, but we moved from the Player’s Lounge to the Dining Hall which provided plenty of space for the great turnout!

Registration and raffle sales began at 11am, and were handled by Dan Dever, Dick Dinelle, and Laurie and Warner Miles.  The early start gave everyone a chance to mingle before the luncheon kicked off at 12 noon.

Lunch was served and once everyone was settled Jeff Avery called the audience to order and introduced his head table guests, Head Coach Bob Dyce and GM Shawn Burke.  We were also glad to have new Offensive Coordinator Tommy Condell and returning Defensive Coordinator Barron Miles as guests. As a late surprise, we were also joined by newly hired Defensive Line Coach and CFLOAA alumnus Greg Marshall. 

Tommy Condell, Barron Miles, Shawn Burke, Bob Dyce and Greg Marshall, Gord Weber Photo.

Bob and Shawn handled questions from Jeff covering a range of topics including competition at the quarterback position, off-season departures, new arrivals, and a breakdown of personnel by position.  Our guests fielded questions from our alumni, and they responded with grace and candor.  Alumni input involved kicker/punter questions from Gerry Organ, Steve Glenn’s chances to return as long snapper, and confirmation that Greg Marshall is indeed the all-time, pro-rated season sack leader. 

Shawn Burke, Jeff Avery, and Bob Dyce, Gord Weber Photo.

The raffle was a great success.  Shawn Burke again provided the top prize, lunch for two with the GM!  The prize was won by Luigi Costanzo.  Other prizes included a signed Jeremiah Masoli jersey, game tickets, and many Redblacks shirts and hats. These prizes were donated by the Redblacks, Local Heroes, the Carleton Tavern, Steve Glenn, Stu Cameron, and Tammy Laverty-Hall.

Funds from the Raffle go to support the football programs at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. and to the Support Fund of the CFL Alumni Association. The Support Fund offers financial support to CFL alumni who are experiencing financial hardship due to a medical condition or the sudden loss of income.

Once again, alumnus Gord Weber photographed the event, including the pictures accompanying this article.

Lunch with so many old friends and an insider’s view of the upcoming Redblacks season made the 2024 Coaches Luncheon a great success! 

Ted Smale and his daughter, Karen Montgomery, Gord Weber Photo.

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