2020 senior coaches and staff

Head Coach- Brian Duguay

 Coach Duguay brings over 30 years of Coaching experience. One of the original founders of the Niagara Spears, this will be Coach Duguay's 16th Season. Being a St. Mary's University Football Alum, Coach Duguay has coached at various high schools through out the Niagara Region, Hamilton Hurricanes CJFL Team, York University, and various all star teams through out Ontario. With a willingness to expand his coaching knowledge Coach Duguay is an NCCP member, safe contact certified and has attended multiple coaching clinics in Ontario and the United States at different universities including McMaster, Penn State and The Ohio State.


2004 Niagara Spears Founder

Niagara Spears Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

2019 Hamilton Hurricanes CJFL- Head Coach 2013-2019

Niagara Spears- Varsity Head Coach 2014-2018

Hamilton Hurricanes CJFL- Offensive Line Coach

2007 York University- Offensive Line Coach

2005-2012 Niagara Spears- Junior Varsity Head Coach

2004 Niagara Spears Offensive Line Coach

2000-2006- Niagara Regional Minor Football

1986-2010- Various Highschools within Niagara

NCCP and Safe Contact certified


Offensive Coordinator- Nathan Zavarella

 Niagara Spears andMount Allison Alumni, This will be Coach "Zav's" 6th Season Coaching Niagara Spears Senior Team.

QUARTERBACKS- BRIAN FORTIER

Niagara Spears and York University Alumni, after a long hiatus, coach Fortier is BACK for the 2020 Season!

OFFENSIVE LINE- JOHN GRANT

Niagara Spears, Hamilton Hurricanes and Mc Master University Alumni, Coach John is entering his 5th year as part of the coaching staff.  Originally from Thorold, John played 5 seasons with the Spears, 2 years with the Hamilton Hurricanes and 4 years with McMaster as an offensive lineman. Coach John is currently serving as an offensive line coach with his counter part, Matt Snyder.

OFFENSIVE LINE- MATT SNYDER

Niagara Spears, St. Leonard Cougars, Vancouver Rebels,  York University Alumni, Coach Snyder brings plenty of Offensive Line experience to the Senior Coaching Staff

RECEIVERS- ARTHUR MARTIN

Niagara Spears Alumni, Coach Arty brings plenty of football experience to the Senior Coaching Staff. Coach Arty was the Niagara Spears Junior Head Coach from 2017-2018 and joined the Niagara Spears Senior staff for the 2019 Season. 

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR-    RON TRAUB

Coach Traub has been coaching with the Niagara Spears since 2008 and brings along extensive football knowledge. 

Defensive Line- Brad Martin

Coach Martin brings plenty of experience to the Senior Coaching Staff

              Defensive Line-                Dave Stanziano

Coach Stanziano brings plenty of experience to the Senior Coaching Staff

DEFENSIVE BACKS- ADAM EVANS

Niagara Spears, Hamilton Hurricanes, McMaster Univrsity Alumni. Coach Adam brings with him plenty of football knowledge, this will be Coach Adam's second season coaching with the Niagara Spears. 

Line Backers- Jon Broom

Coach Broom brings with him plenty of football knowledge, this will be Coach Broom's second season coaching with the Niagara Spears. 

Linebackers- Ryan Saunders 

Niagara Spears and McMaster University Alumni- Coach Saunders brings plenty of football knowledge to the Niagara Spears Senior staff.

GOVERNOR- JOCELYN DUGUAY

 Jocelyn brings extensive knowledge to the Niagara Spears Senior Team and has been involved with various football teams throughout Ontario, including CJFL Executive,  Hamilton Hurricanes CJFL, and Football North Prep School as well as various different prospect teams in Ontario. Daughter of head coach, Brian Duguay; Jocelyn has been with Niagara Spears since the inaugural year in 2004 in various different capacities. Jocelyn became Junior governor and joined the executive in 2007, before moving up to Senior in 2013, making this her 13th season as Governor.

          EQUIPMENT MANAGER-         TIM HOUGH

Coach Hough has held multiple positions within the Niagara Spears