The Prince George Kodiaks have named Jamie Boreham to the position of Head Coach and Director of Football Operations. Boreham last coached in the BCFC in 2021 and led the Okanagan Sun to the BCFC Championship Game (Cullen Cup). The foundation of the Okanagan Sun team for their Championship 2022 season was certainly helped by Boreham’s involvement over the previous seasons.
Boreham succeeds Keon Raymond who parted ways with the Kodiaks earlier this year after leading the team to a 1-9 inaugural season.
In the off-season Boreham has led the Okanagan Football Academy and provided high level training and competition for younger players. The Okanagan Academy was the top program this past season at the Canadian 7on7 National Championships held in Calgary.
Boreham will not only lead the Kodiaks CJFL Team into the 2023 season but be the driving force in all the Kodiaks community programs such as Kodiaks Elite, spring 7on7, Fall Tackle and camps and clinics. Coach Boreham is committed to the development of local northern based players and coaches and growing football throughout northern B.C.
“We are proud to have someone of Jamie’s calibre join our organization,” said Craig Briere – President Prince George Kodiaks. “He brings a wealth of knowledge from having played at every level in Canada as well as an ability to train, develop and mentor younger players as was demonstrated through his Okanagan Football Academy. We are excited to welcome Jamie, Stacey and the kids to Prince George and to the Kodiaks Family.”
“Jamie has a long history in our league. Having been a player back in the mid to late 1990’s, an assistant coach and a Head Coach. All of his experience makes Jamie a great choice for the Kodiaks for the present and the future,” said Tyler McLaren – President BCFC.
“It is an honour to be asked to undertake the challenge of being the next head coach for the Prince George Kodiaks football organization; recognizing the unceded territories of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, the strong tradition, culture, and community of the region,” Boreham said. “Football is a journey, and I have learned many things along the way as a player and coach. Football has taken me several places throughout my life where I have seen so much of this great country, now we get to experience ‘The North’. Family has always meant football, and football will always be family. So our little family, wife (Stacey) and kids (Beau and Bradie) look to this new adventure together, where we look to meet new friends and become a part of the community.”
Being competitive in the very difficult BCFC is a challenge every year, and there are many great teams, players, and coaches around the league.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us to close that gap,” he said. “This is a new year and a new team. We look forward to growing as a team and coaching staff to be the best we can on and off the field. I look forward to meeting all the players and to be a little part of their football journey. We will look to establish a championship culture of family, dedication, strength through diversity, and accountability.
“A unique piece to this role is helping grow football in the North. After starting up the Okanagan Football Academy in Kelowna (2020), which earned four national championships in two years; we now look to transfer that youth development model to Prince George and the Northern communities to help teach skills and increase skill development and competitiveness at all levels. Look for our players and coaches in communities throughout the area, whether visiting or running clinics and skill development, we look forward to getting to know new faces and people in the strong supportive community of Prince George.”
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