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Jay Prepchuk is well known in the football community for his work as a QB Coach at the university level at Simon Frazier University where he was formerly a quarterback himself and the football camps he runs. This year he has taken a position with his alma mater, SFU, something that most high-level college and university players dream of doing. I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jay after having followed his work and attended his workshops and coaches’ clinics in Calgary and Winnipeg. He is an inspiring football coach and sports mind. Check it out!
The biggest impact is just how important it is to work together to reach a common goal. Teamwork is so important to have success in football. I would not have been able to set SFU passing records if I did not have supportive teammates and good coaching. It is important to play as a team and support each other. It is also important for the older players to assist the younger players on the field, in the classroom and in life. The older players had a big impact on me during my playing career.
It is great to be back at SFU as a coach. I believe the program is heading in the right direction with the coaches we have. I feel like part of something special and really want the players to have the best experience ever. I hope that we can assist the players in reaching their goals on and off the field. I am excited to give back!
My High school coach, Dave Pearce was very influential in my life as was Frank Smith the long-time UBC coach.
Both coaches taught me about passion, commitment, dedication and the details of the game. I have tried to bring those characteristics and the things that I have learned from those men with me in creating my coaching style.
Three lessons I teach my students that I learned from football are:
But most importantly, WORK HARD, nothing beats hard work!!!
All of these people have common characteristics that are important in their positive impact on me. They are all passionate, dedicated, hard-working, driven, compassionate, enthusiastic, caring and competitive people. I am so thankful for all they have done in my life!
It was fantastic to interview USports Quarterback Coach, Jay Prepchuk. His reputation for being a positive, kind and inspirational coach came through in this interview and reflect his life’s work in football and the classroom. I have had the pleasure of attending his workshops and coaching clinics and he has been a very successful coach at the high school and university level as well as a great mentor and inspiration to me. Giving back to his community is important for Jay and SFU’s quarterbacks are in great hands.