CFL Alumni Guebert, Flory named interim football co-head coaches of U of S Huskies
Jan 12, 2017
Article by Huskie Athletics
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Huskie Athletics is pleased to announce University of Saskatchewan alumni Brian Guebert and Scott Flory as the interim co-head coaches for football.
Guebert has spent the past four seasons as special team coordinator for the squad, while Flory has been the offensive coordinator since 2014. Both were previously full-time assistant coaches with the football program.
“Scott Flory and Brian Guebert are strong choices for the interim head coach position,” said athletic director Basil Hughton. “Both have been a part of the Huskie family as student-athletes, alumni and assistant coaches, as well, they have excellent coaching resumes. The student-athletes are our top priority and we feel this will create stability and support for them during this transition time.”
The two will work in conjunction to coordinate all aspects of preparation and training for the 2017 football season.
“Both Coach Flory and Coach Guebert have made positive impacts to our student-athlete careers,” said Kyle Siemens, quarterback and team captain. “As former student-athletes, they know firsthand what it takes to be successful as a student and an athlete.”
Guebert, the high performance director of Football Saskatchewan, has also served as special teams coordinator on the Team Saskatchewan U18 coaching staff in 2010 and 2012 and was the squad’s defensive coordinator in 2013. Guebert was also a member of the coaching staff for the 2012 and 2016 U20 Team Canada Junior National Team that won gold at the IFAF World Championship, as well as 2014 silver medalist Canadian Junior Team. Locally, Guebert serves as the commissioner of Saskatoon minor football.
Guebert had a successful playing career as a member of the Huskies’ defensive line from 2004-06, participating in the Vanier Cup all three seasons. He was named a Canada West All-Star in 2004 and 2006 and was also a CIS First Team All-Canadian in 2006. Before joining the Huskies, Guebert was a member of the Saskatoon Hilltops, winning three Canadian Bowl Championships. He went on to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2007 (Grey Cup finalist) and 2008.
“Together Scott and I will work to implement offseason plans continue recruiting and prepare our players for their pursuit of the 2017 Vanier Cup,” said Guebert. “The student-athletes are the reason we are here and we want to set them up for success in the classroom and on the field.”
Flory returned to Saskatchewan after a 15-year career with the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL.
During Flory’s impressive CFL career, he was named a CFL All-Star nine times, a CFL East All-Star 11 times and handed the Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award twice. He also won three Grey Cup Championships with Montreal in 2002, 2009 and 2010.
Flory played with the Huskies from 1994 to 1998. Winning two Vanier Cup championships with the Huskies in 1996 and 1998, Flory was drafted to the CFL by the Montreal Alouettes in 1998 (third round, 15th overall). He was named a Canada West All-Star three times and a CIS All-Canadian twice in during his University career.
Under Flory’s guidance, the student-athletes have seen successes offensively. Three Huskies have been named All-Canadians, while three others have set Huskie Athletics and Canada West individual records.
“It was important for us to ensure our student-athletes the opportunity to be prepared for the 2017 season,” said Flory. “Together, we will do our best to ensure every aspect of Huskie football is taken care of in the interim.”
The posting for the full-time head coach closes on January 31 with an announcement on the appointment expected in early March.