Boy's BLAZE Rep Field Coaches (Burlington Minor Lacrosse)

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 Travis_Kanellos.JPG U9 - (2016, 2017)

Travis Kanellos
Travis began his coaching career in 2006 in the strength and conditioning field. While building his athlete roster, he worked under some of the most successful and highly decorated coaches in North America. His focused approach on athletes from youth to Olympian’s yielded immediate results coaching hundreds of Division 1 NCAA athletes, Olympian’s from several disciplines, NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, CFL, NLL and NHL players alike.  Travis most recently coached the Burlington U9 field team to a provincial championship and a fall runner up in 2022.
U11 (2014, 2015)

Chris Dearden

Chris played field and box lacrosse for teams in St. Catharines, and began coaching while still in university. During that time, a field lacrosse team he coached won a provincial championship. He was proud to see players from that roster carry on with their lacrosse careers in the NCAA and NLL.  Chris also played and coached hockey for many years, but his love of lacrosse was re-ignited after moving to Burlington with his family.  Chris has coached several seasons of BMLA field lacrosse and assisted with coaching BMLA box lacrosse teams.

Chris strives to create an environment where players want to work hard, play as a team, learn a lot and have fun doing it. His measure of success is growth in individual technical skill, teamwork, and in the players’ love of the game.

U13 - 1 (2012, 2013)

Matt Anger
Matt has grown up playing lacrosse in Burlington from the age of 7 and finished playing lacrosse with the Jr A Burlington Chiefs.  He has coached many youth sports for the past 20 years and continues to enjoy coaching our youth lacrosse players here in Burlington and giving back to the game he loves the most with coaching in our minor program in Box and Field for the past 6 yrs.  Matt has been part of the BMLA Board for the past 6 yrs with the past 5 as our Technical Director, in 2024 he will take on the new role as our VP of Boys Field.  Matt's main goal in coaching is to create an environment where the players feel welcome and continuously develop their skills as players, respecting their teammates and coaches while always having fun and gaining friendships that will last a lifetime.   
U13 - 2 (2012, 2013)

Bill Greer
Bill (Ryan) Greer spent the past three seasons as the Assistant Coach of the San Diego Seals in the NLL.  He has a long history of coaching, including leading the Six Nations Arrows Jr. A team to 2 Minto Cup Championships, and coached Team Canada’s U17 team.  Greer has won a number of Championships as a player, winning the WILC championship with Team Canada, 2 Mann Cup Championships with the Brampton Excelsiors, and a Minto Cup playing for the Whitby Warriors Jr. A team.  Greer played 15 seasons in the NLL winning a Championship with the Rochester Knighthawks in 2007 and played his final 5 seasons for the Toronto Rock.  Coach Greer has been coaching in the Burlington Minor Lacrosse Association for the past 6 years. 
U15 - 1 - (2010, 2011)

Shawn Cardy

Shawn has been fortunate to play, coach and be involved in various lacrosse roles the last 35+ years at both the Minor and Junior levels in Burlington. "Burlington is and has always been my home and I feel it’s important to give back and pass down my experience and knowledge to help other players and families love the sport and have success. I am excited to get back on the floor and see the kids competing and representing Burlington across Ontario this summer!"
U15 - 2 - (2010, 2011)

Darrin Wilkins

Having played for several years beginning with Burlington Minor Lacrosse, Brock University, and the Hamilton Lakers Sr A Field, Darrin has grown up with an appreciation of the game and the coaches that helped develop him as a person and a player throughout his career. "I feel that lacrosse is a game that no matter the athlete's skill or size each player has the opportunity to contribute to benefit the team. I hope that the kids I coach have success on the floor but more importantly create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime."