Head Coach

~17th Season~

(8th as Head Coach)

Coach Brock enters his 17th season at Nelson and his Eighth as Head Coach. A member of the Physical Education Department, Coach Brock played his University football for the Queen's Golden Gaels. Coach Brock is also the Offensive Co-Ordinator and responsible for Special Teams. Jeff has also coached with numerous teams at the Community level. At Nelson, Brock has won 7 Halton Titles and 4 Provincial titles (2005, 2011, 2016, 2019).


Defensive Coordinator

~23rd Season~



Defensive Backs Coach

~11th Season~

Coach Messier enters his 23rd season with the Lords and returns after a year away. Coach Mess will work with Linebackers group as well as call the defence. Marc has been a part of five of the Lords six Provincial titles and plays an integral role in offseason strength and conditioning. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Coach Messier is also the Athletic Director at Nelson HS. Coach Philip is back for his eleventh season at Nelson. A volunteer coach who has experience at many levels in the past including the CJFL, Coach Philip will work with the Defensive Backs and along with Coach Mess and Coach Emo to run the defence. Jerry played University football for York and played in the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos. He has been a part of three Provincial titles (2011, 2016, 2019)


Runningbacks Coach

~9th Season~



Defensive Line Coach

~5th Season~

Coach Hoffner returns for a ninth season with the Lords. A longtime coach at many levels with the Burlington Minor Football Association, Coach Hoffner is currently the Past President of the BMFA. Both Randy's sons are former Lords and played for the Hamilton Hurricanes (CJFL).   Coach Emo returns for his fifth season at Nelson. He will work with Coach Philip and Coach Mess to run the defence. His coaching career includes many accolades and accomplishments at football from USports to the minor system.



~8th Season~



Special Teams Coach

~4th Season~

Edna returns for a eighth season with the Lords to carry out administrative duties. Both Edna's sons (Connor and Tyler) are former Lord WRs. Edna's effort and support of the program are unmatched. Chris returns to the Lords for the 2022 season. Coach K will once again work with the kickers and help to co-ordinate the Lords Special Teams.


Offensive Line Coach

~3rd Season~



Asst. Special Teams Coach

~3rd Season~

Recognized as one of the provinces top high school coaches over his 31 year teaching career at Lorne Park SS and Etobicoke CI, Coach Brock Sr has spent the past 15 years coaching the offensive line at McMaster University. He brings great experience to the Lords program having coached in East/West Bowl games, guest coached at CFL Camps, worked for Team Ontario and has been a NCCP course conductor.
Chris Kusmirski JR returns to the Lords this season to work with his father on the Nelson Special Teams Units.


Receivers Coach

~3rd Season~



Quarterbacks Coach

~1st Season~

Josh returns to Nelson after a year away to work with the recevier group. A former Lord and U-Sports standout with McMaster, Vandy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Nelson Air Force. Will rejoins the Lords on a full time basis taking over from his dad as Quarterback coach. A former Lord, Will is one of the best to ever wear the Red and Gold. After a stellar career at Western, Will has made coaching stops at several USports Schools and also runs his own Quarterback Training Academy. We are excited to see Will mentor the next generation of Nelson QBs!


Assistant Coach

~3rd Season~



Asst. Defensive Backs Coach

~1st Season~

Steve returns to the JR Lords in 2022 after successful 2019/2021 seasons and time spent with both the JR and SR Teams. Coach Carter has also coached with the Burlington Stampeders in the OPFL and also at Central HS with the Trojans. Steve will work primarily with the Defensive Backs. Alex returns to Nelson after starting with the Lords for the 2021 season. She was an outstanding addition to the Coaching Staff last season and looks to take on a bigger role this year.


Asst. Defensive Line Coach

~1st Season~



Team Doctor

~10th Season~

Patrick returns to Nelson to assist the Coaching Staff after graduating last season. A starter on the OL and DL over the past few seasons, Patrick is eager to begin a coaching career in youth football.   Dave continues with the Nelson program this year providing our athletes with top of the line medical care and rehabilitation. With the growth of his clinic 'Burlington Sport & Spine' in the Nelson area, Dave continues to be a vital part of Nelson Lords athletics.


Head Coach

~28th Season~

Coach Mlekuz returns for an amazing 28th season with the Junior Lords. As a volunteer coach his dedication to the program is unmatched. Mlekuz has won three provincial Jr. Titles and numerous Halton Championships. A newly retired dentist, Coach Mlekuz has seen all of his sons play for the Lords. Nick was awarded the McMaster HS Coaching Achievement Award in 2015.


Defensive Coordinator

~11th Season~



Assistant Coach

~21st Season~

Coach Prickett is back for his eleventh season in red and gold. He spent many years teaching and coaching at Ridley College before moving to Nelson. A math teacher, Coach Prickett will co-ordinate the Lords defence again in 2022. Coach McCammon is back for his 21st season with the Lords. His tireless efforts to equip and maintain both teams allow the red and gold to be successful on the field.


Assistant Coach

~5th Season~



Assistant Coach

~5th Season~

Coach Moore enters his fifth season with the Jr Lords. Prior to Nelson, Mike spent time at Pearson HS coaching the Patriots. A welcome addition to the Phys-Ed Department, Michael will take over many offensive duties this season. Coach Mauro returns after some time away from football. He has been a member of the Jr Lords staff for a few seasons and will be looking to take on a bigger role with the team.


Assistant Coach

~5th Season~



Assistant Coach

~2nd Season~

Coach Lewis returns to the Lords after taking a few years off. Randy's son Sam was a standout receiver with Nelson and the Guelph Gryphons. Randy brings a strong football background back to the program. Welcome back Coach!   Coach Cruz returns for his second season with the Lords. Cruz contributed right away after joining the program helping run the defence. Lu is currently working at John T. Tuck Public School and is helping create a fantastic feeder system for the program. Coach Cruz was also currently named as the Head Coach for Football Ontario in the U16 Girls Flag Division.


Defensive Assistant Coach

~1st Season~



Offensive Assistant Coach

~1st Season~

Cole returns to Nelson with hopes of starting a career in Coaching. A former Lord, we are excited to have Cole back to begin his career on the Sidelines.   Connor returns to Nelson after playing 5 years for the Lords as a Receiver. He will work with a strong Jr Skill Group in 2022. We are excited to welcome Connor back to the program as a coach!

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