Lindsay and Lambiris return to Sun

Head coach Shane Beatty brings former coaches back to BCFC football team

A pair of familiar faces are back with the Okanagan Sun.

New head coach Shane Beatty has added Tony Lindsay as an assistant coach, while Chris Lambiris joins the Sun’s recruiting department for the 2013 B.C. Football Conference season.

A former player with the Sun, Lindsay will serve as the Sun’s kickers coach as well as assisting Jason Farnsworth with the team’s receivers.

Lindsay was the club’s receiver’s coach from 1999 through 2008, and the offensive co-ordinator from 2009 to the middle of the 2011 campaign.

“Tony is a good friend, he and I go way back,” said Beatty. “He knows the game very well and will be a big addition to the staff to help with the receivers. He is going to be especially important in working with our kickers.”

Lambiris is the new Director of Saskatchewan Recruiting, a position he will handle from his home in Saskatoon.

Lambiris served as Sun defensive back coach during the 2011 season. The University of Saskatchewan grad is the head coach of the Saskatoon Sirens of the Lingerie Football League.

“I have talked quite a bit to Chris,” Beatty said. “He is a really good guy who supports our program. Having his eyes on the ground in Saskatchewan finding talent will go a long way.”

Lake back with Raiders…

Gavin Lake has rejoined the coaching staff of the BCFC’s Vancouver Island Raiders.

The former Okanagan Sun head coach will serve as the Raiders running backs coach and offensive assistant for the 2013 season.

After being hired last spring, Lake was relieved of his duties in Kelowna following the Sun’s final regular season game of 2012.

Lake was a member of VI’s coaching staff when the Raiders won the BCFC and Canadian championships in 2008.


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