Jason Casey has resigned as head coach of the Okanagan Sun to take on a job with Queens university in Kingston.

Jason Casey has resigned as head coach of the Okanagan Sun to take on a job with Queens university in Kingston.

Okanagan Sun head coach Jason Casey resigns from the Kelowna-based BCFC club

Casey steps down following Sun restructuring, takes job at Queens; the search for a new head coach is underway

The Okanagan Sun football club announced Friday  that Jason Casey has resigned as head coach of the club.

Casey informed team President Paul Carson and General Manager Jay Christensen today after accepting a position as linebacker coach at Queens University.

Casey on his decision to leave the Sun:

“This wasn’t an easy decision, I love the Sun organization and I’ve made a lot of friends here. Anyone who knows me knows that I want to be a career football coach. This was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up. The Sun is in good hands with Howie, Jay and the coaching staff that’s already in place. I’m going to miss the guys, but I know I will be watching them have a great season when I’m out east”.

The move to Queens is a return home of sorts for Casey, as the head coach at the university, Pat Sheahan was Jason’s head coach when Casey played at Concordia University.

Sun general manager Jay Christensen on today’s announcement:

“It’s disappointing to lose Jason but at the same time this is what sports at this level is all about. Jason has an opportunity to return to the east and coach at the university level where he had a lot of success as a player. He has never made any secret about his desire to coach at university, and while we are making strides to move in that direction as an organization, we aren’t there at the moment. The door opened for Jason to make the move today. We wish him well; no one doubts that Queens has a heck of a coach on their staff.”

Christensen said the Okanagan Sun will immediately begin the search for a new head coach and that inquiries can be made in confidence to Christensen via email to gm@okanagansun.ca

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