November 22, 2011

Waterloo coach Dennis McPhee steps down Staff

WATERLOO, Ont. — After five years of coaching the Warrior Football program at the University of Waterloo, Head Coach Dennis McPhee has resigned from his coaching position and will be leaving the University.

“We wish Coach McPhee the best with his future endeavours and thank him for his contributions to the Warrior Football program,” said Bob Copeland, University of Waterloo Athletics Director.

Copeland said the change in leadership comes at a time when the Department of Athletics program is evolving according to a strategic direction built around core values and goals that best position the school for success in interuniversity sports.

Continuity for the football team will be provided by a strong line-up of assistant coaches including Assistant Head Coach Joe Paopao, longstanding Assistant Coach Marshall Bingeman, and Assistant Coach Kani Kauahi, all of whom will be on the sidelines guiding the Warriors through the 2012 season.

“The ongoing commitment of the coaching team of Paopao, Bingeman and Kauahi will provide consistency for the program during this transition period and excellent leadership for our student-athletes,” said Copeland. 

The Department of Athletics expects to confirm their leadership plan for the football program within the next two weeks.