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Photo Courtesy Matt Tonkin, Laurier Athletics

Photo Courtesy Matt Tonkin, Laurier Athletics

New Wilfrid Laurier football head coach Michael Faulds speaks at Tuesday’s press conference.

Local lad lands Laurier head coaching job

Michael Faulds of Eden Mills is the new head coach of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football team.

Faulds, 29, was introduced at a press conference on Tuesday.

He has also been named the team’s new manager of football operations.

The former quarterback, who had a star-studded OUA career with the Western Mustangs, recently was an assistant coach with the York Lions.

“I am very excited about the opportunity that has been given to me,” said Faulds, in a news release. “Wilfrid Laurier University has a football program with a rich history and tradition and I am honoured to lead the team heading into the future.”

He led the Western Mustangs to back-to-back Yates Cup championships in 2007-2008 and was named game MVP in both wins. The 2007 win was over the Guelph Gryphons.

Faulds finished his university career as the CIS all-time passing leader with 10,811 yards.

He is a former quarterback of the football team at John F. Ross CVI in Guelph.

Faulds was selected out of a pool of 25 applicants, and becomes the sixth head coach in the 52-year history of the Golden Hawks football program.

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