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Coach Mark Motosh Mark joined the Coyotes Football Coaching staff as Head Coach of the Crunchers team in 2016. Born and raised in Winnipeg, this was Mark’s first year of coaching experience.  He grew up playing football in the Pop Warner Football League before moving on to Maples and Sisler High Schools. Mark   played college football at Mesabi Community College and then carried on to play NCAA II football at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.  Following College, he played Semi-Pro for the, now named, Danube Dragons near Vienna, Austria. Mark is employed with IATSE in the Lighting Department for Motion Picture Production. He is currently credited with work in over 75 movie and TV titles. Mark and his wife Jackie are the proud parents of two boys, Max and Luke.


Coach Ken Clegg Grew up in Manitoba playing hockey. Started his coaching career, coaching his oldest son's hockey team in 2005. Has always loved the game of football. Especially watching his oldest son play, first with the Transcona Nationals then with the Sturgeon Heights Huskies where he won championships in the Midget League and the Winnipeg High School League. Starting coaching his daughter and youngest son's football teams with Sunrise in 2014. Has coached every year since including 2017 where he will help coach both the girls team and the midget team. 



Coach Marcel Pelland Marcel lives just outside of Oakbank with Carol, his wife of 20 years, and their two children Sara and Logan. Football is a family affair; “we all help” Logan play with  Sara and Carol managing.  They are also in their 23rd year of being season ticket holders for the  Winnipeg Blue Bombers, which they all love to watch and cheer for. Having been removed from football since his playing days in the late eighties, Coach Pelland only had his love of the game as a spectator to help form his opinion. That is until his son Logan showed an interest in the sport. Now in his 3rd year as a coach, most recently as the head coach of the Sunrise pee wee squad, his love of the game is being put to the test as he is moving up with his son to the bantam squad to face a new opportunity working with the defence under the direction of head coach Walls.  As a member of the Sunrise Football Club, Coach Pelland would like to thank all the football families for their support in helping continue the great tradition of football in our community.


Coach Andrew Klaprat – Offensive Co-Ordinator Coach Andrew is in his third year with the Sunrise Coyotes Program and has worked with the peewee and Bantam teams prior to this season. Before coming to Sunrise, Coach Andrew has been a part of a number of football clubs within the city of Winnipeg including spending time as a member of the University of Manitoba Bisons for 3 years as a quarterback. He has 2 MMFL Provincial Championship titles as a player and a MFLM Provincial Championship as an assistant coach (Receivers). He currently works as a Physical Education Teacher at Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School. This season Coach Andrew is looking to blend power and speed into the midget offence, and to help these young men and women reach the next level of their potential.  



Tom Walls - VP of Coach and Player Development

Midget Head Coach

Coach Walls has spent the last 30 years immersed in football, 19 of those coaching, mostly in New York. Moving to Winnipeg in 2010, he spent his first year as Defensive Coordinator for St. Johns High School and then took the reins as Head coach for the Churchill High School Bulldogs, which he is wrapping up this year in order to take over as VP of Coach and Player Development for the Sunrise Coyotes club, where his son will be playing. Coach Walls is a Level 3 certified coach. He played linebacker for the University of Brockport in New York and internationally for the Dublin Lightning in the European League.