Flory Names Offensive Coaches

University of Saskatchewan football head coach Scott Flory announced his offensive coaching staff for the 2017 season Monday afternoon highlighted by coordinator Marcus Crandell.

Crandell joins the Huskies as offensive coordinator after a 11-year career as a quarterback in professional football and a five year coaching career. Crandell played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008, he also spent time in NFL Europe and the XFL. He was named the 2001 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2001 with the Stampeders, and also added another championship in 2007 with the Roughriders.

“Marcus Crandell’s experience as an elite quarterback and coach in the CFL will help our team grow immensely,” said Flory of his new offensive coordinator. “His knowledge and skill set will develop our quarterbacks and advance our offence as a whole.  Marcus is a kind, caring and patient man who knows how to develop players and teach the game.  We are honoured to have him on board.”

In 2009, Crandell joined the coaching staff of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an offensive assistant, before joining the Eskimos as offensive coordinator in 2011. In 2014, Crandell was the Ottawa Red Blacks quarterbacks coach.

Rounding out the offensive coaching staff is Duane Dmytryshyn (receivers), Dan Houle (running backs), Lane Bryksa (offensive line) and Jeremy Long (receivers & quarterbacks).

The group brings coaching experience from the CFL, U SPORTS, high school and international football.  It also includes two returning staff members and four that donned Huskies’ uniforms.

“I am excited for what the future holds with our offensive coaching staff,” said Flory. “We have a great combination of youth, energy and experience for our players to learn and develop.  I expect big things from our offence in 2017 and for many years to come!”

Flory will announce his special teams staff Tuesday, followed by his defensive staff on Wednesday.

Huskies’ 2017 Spring Camp kicks off Thursday with the 17th annual Dogs’ Breakfast featuring guest speaker Henry Burris.

Offensive Staff

Marcus Crandell – offensive coordinator & quarterbacks

Duane Dmytryshyn – receivers

Dan Houle –  running backs

Lane Bryksa – offensive line

Jeremy Long – receivers & quarterbacks

 

Full Offensive Coach Biographies

Marcus Crandell – Offensive Coordinator
Marcus Crandell joins the Huskies as offensive coordinator after a 11-year career as a quarterback in professional football and a five year coaching career. Crandell played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008, he also spent time in NFL Europe and the XFL. He was named the 2001 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2001 with the Stampeders, and also added another championship in 2007 with the Roughriders.

 In 2009, Crandell joined the coaching staff of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an offensive assistant, before joining the Eskimos as offensive coordinator in 2011. In 2014, Crandell was the Ottawa Red Blacks quarterbacks coach.

 Duane Dmytryshyn – Receivers

Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Duane Dmytryshyn joins the Huskies as receivers coach.

A local teacher, Dmytryshyn played with the Huskies from 1989-92 winning the first University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ Vanier Cup in 1990 as a running back. He went on to play slotback for the Toronto Argonauts, winning the Grey Cup in 1996 and 1997.

 In his four years at university, the Huskies won the league football title three times. Dmytryshyn led Canada West in receptions in his senior year with the Huskies and was named an All-Canadian. He scored 23 career touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs, ranking fourth on the Huskies’ all-time list.

Dmytryshyn played eight years in the CFL, starting with the Calgary Stampeders, going to Toronto, and ending with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Dan Houle – Running Backs

Former University of Saskatchewan fullback Dan Houle joined the Huskie football team as an offensive assistant coach in 2009. Houle works with the running backs.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 2010, Houle has also coached with Team Canada at the International Bowl, as well as Team Saskatchewan White at Football Canada Cup.

Houle, from Hague, Sask., played in 22 games with the Huskies from 2004 to 2008.

Lane Bryksa – Offensive Line

Former University of Saskatchewan offensive lineman Lane Bryksa joined the Huskie football team as an assistant coach in 2014. Bryksa played with the Huskies in 2012 and 2013, was twice named an Academic All-Canadian and represented the Huskies at the East-West Bowl.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Education, he also spent time with the Saskatoon Hilltops, where he was named a PFC All-Star at offensive guard.  As a coach, Bryksa, has worked with the U16 Team North Saskatchewan and Bethlehem High School.

 

Jeremy Long – Receivers & Quarterbacks

Jeremy Long joined the Huskies’ at quarterback in 2014 after playing in the Canadian Junior Football League with the Calgary Colts.

He has spent the last few years coaching high school and midget football in Calgary.