Welcome Head Coaches
Kingston Grenadiers Football Club is pleased to announce our head coaches for the upcoming 2023 season for the U18 and U16 teams. Congratulations to Nick Gregg (U18) and Cole Haggar (U16).
“I would like to welcome Coach Gregg and Coach Haggar to the Grenadiers family,” said Alexandra Reyes-Walsh, President Kingston Grenadiers. “I would like to thank all the coaches who put their names forward for consideration. We are grateful for your enthusiasm to be part of the program. We are only as strong as our coaches and volunteers, and I would like to thank Dale Sands who is taking some time to focus on his health and upon his return will assume the position of Director of Football Operations.”
The Kingston Grenadiers AAA teams will continue to compete in the Ontario Summer Football League and strive to provide a positive and safe experience for every athlete and to promote fair play and sportsmanship by providing a program emphasizing enhancement of discipline, good character and citizenship.
“I am excited to lead the Kingston Grenadiers varsity football team this season. I look forward to working with the best football talent from across the region. Our goal will be to help these young athletes achieve their greatest potential athletically - and as future leaders.” says Nick Gregg.
“I am thrilled to be coaching the U16 team as I believe that football provides a unique opportunity for young athletes to learn important life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. As a coach, I am committed to creating a positive and supportive environment for my players, helping them to develop both as athletes and as individuals”, says Cole Haggar.
The 2023 pre-season kicks off on 20 May with both the U16 and U18 teams facing the Hamilton Jr Tiger-Cats at Richardson Stadium.
Stay tuned for more coaching staff announcments!
U18 Head Coach - Nick Gregg
Coach Gregg has 10 years of coaching experience, including stints at the University (USports), CÉGÉP (RSEQ), high school (USA & Canada), semi-pro (NFC), OSFL, and international (Australia) level. He has previously served as the Quarterback Coach for the Queen’s University Gaels and as the Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator for the Jr Gaels Varsity Team. Previous to this, Coach Gregg spent five seasons as the Quarterback Coach for the CEGEP de l’Outaouais Griffons and as the Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach with the Ottawa Invaders, who compete in the Northern Football Conference.
Coach Gregg has also coached internationally, serving as the Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator for the Queensland State Sundevils in the u-20 Australian football national competition. Additionally, as the Quarterback & Receiver Coach for Football North (St. Joseph) who competed at the American high school level.
Coach Gregg has also been sought out as a guest coach at various camps & clinics in Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, Maryland, and West Virginia.
U16 Head Coach Cole Haggar
Coach Haggar played football with the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA) from Tyke until Bantam. He played for St. Mark High School in Ottawa as a QB, Running Back, Receiver and Safety throughout his high school career where they won the City Championship in 2015 and made it to the OFSSA semi-finals.
He was later recruited to play for Queen’s University and played Receiver and Defensive Back during his time at Queen’s. Coach Haggar is going to continue to pursue his coaching career with the Grenadiers and he brings his experience from various football clinics and camps that he has assisted with since his High School days, and more recently as the Offensive Coordinator for the Regi Panthers Senior Football Team.