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New (and old) faces on the coaches sidelines

The Jets are pleased to announce three new additions to the coaching ranks in preparation for the 2017 season and the fight to return to the BAFANL Premiership.

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Colin Branagh
Special Teams Coordinator/Offensive Assistant

Colin comes to us with more than 33 years’ experience in the sport having started his playing career in 1983 as an offensive lineman and linebacker for the Staffordshire Stampeders.

He first moved into coaching with the Wrekin Giants as a defensive assistant.  However it wasn’t long before he was progressing through the ranks and found himself as Head Coach of the then Midlands powerhouse the Birmingham Bulls.  Since then he’s also held head the top job at one of the Jet’s new Divisional rivals the Sandwell Steelers.  A young team that has proven that extended time in the league is not a prerequisite for success as they ran rampant in Division 2 and now consistently find themselves competing for the top spots in Division 1. Most recently Colin was with the Swindon Storm, another strong and upcoming team.

We’re positive Colin’s experience and passion is exactly what we need to get us back to where we belong in the top flight of British American Football.

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Richard Carey
Defensive Assistant

The long-time Jet returns this season in a new capacity.  Having played with the Coventry Jets since 2004. Rich returned to the club late last year after some time off.  Once back in the ranks with his brothers on the defence his love and passion for the team and the sport were reignited.

Rich is looking to take his first steps into the world of coaching by assisting with our defensive line.  His first hand experience with the defence will prove invaluable as we go into next season.

 

 

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Danny Smith
Defensive Assistant

Danny is a relative newcomer to the British game.  However having spent a few weeks training with his brother at the Staffordshire Surge cemented his love for the sport.  His lack of hands-on experience will be made up for by drive and passion for the game and we’re sure he’ll prove to be a valuable addition to the team in 2017.