Coaching Staff

brad anderson

HEAD COACH

From 1995 to Present, Brad has coached in various roles with Burlington Invictus, Niagara College, Lakeport, Governor Simcoe, and St. Catharines Collegiate High Schools, Burlington Braves, 5 years of Penn State University Coaching clinics, Napoli Briganti in Italy, Hamburg Huskies in Germany, Hassleholm Hurricanes in Sweden, Niagara Storm Varsity team, and the 2015 Burlington Braves who became the Niagara Regional Raiders under an initiative lead by Head Coach Anderson.

RICHARD MCFADDEN

ASST. HC/O-LINE

Coach Richard started his football career at the high school level in Windsor. He was recruited and played football at McMaster University for four years focusing on interior OL positions. After becoming a Chiropractor, he moved to St. Catharines and, in 2016, joined the Niagara Raiders as the OL Coach. Coach Richard loves being involved and giving back to the sport. He believes that being a football coach is much more than just coaching the game; it is instilling the principles of respect, accountability, teamwork, and dedication. He is excited to continue doing that in the upcoming season.

AARON COOK

DC/DL

Since starting at Lakeshore Catholic High School in 2002 Coach Aaron has been playing or coaching football. He has played for the Niagara Spears Varsity, Burlington Braves, Holland College Hurricanes, and the Landsberg Xpress German Football League. While playing Aaron was named 2010 OFC Allstar and Defensive MVP and helped his team become the 2011 AFL Champions and the 2013 German Football League Champions. As a Coach since 2011, Aaron has coached both in Germany and Canada, locally DLine for the JV Spears, OMFL Niagara Storm and the Niagara Raiders starting in 2018.

CAMERON TOBOLA

DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH

Coach Cam’s experience includes: 5 years coaching at Sherwood Secondary School in Hamilton including a position as 3rd Year Defensive Coordinator, playing 8 seasons between the Hamilton Ironmen and Steel City Steelers, 5th season in the NFC with the Steel City Patriots as a player, 1 year playing OFC/CJFL with the Niagara Regional Raiders, and 1 year as Head Coach for St. Jean de Brebeuf High School in Hamilton. Coach Cam, a proud and enthusiastic alumnus, joins the Niagara Raiders coaching staff as Defensive Backs coach beginning in 2019.

NICK COUTU

OFFENSIVE COACH

Bill McGarrigle

OC/QB's COACH

Coach Bill has extensive experience coaching Secondary School, most recently at Thorold Secondary. As a Defensive Assistant and an Offensive Coordinator his teams have achieved NHRSAA A Division, AA Division, and Tier II Championships as well as Thorold Teams of the Year in 2016 and 2018. His connections to potential future Raiders, his work ethic, and his expertise are an excellent addition to our Raiders Coaching Staff in 2019.

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