SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Huskies football coaching staff will have a much different look in 2014.
Offensive coordinator Brent Schneider, who has been a Huskies coach for the last 17 years, has resigned from his position with the team. Schneider, who is a full time teacher, says he needs to dedicate more time to his family.
“It’s obviously a very tough decision. I’ve been around here for a long time,” said Schneider.
“It comes a time when other things start to become more important. It all comes back to family. I still got kids that are young enough to appreciate me being around more. My wife and I have talked lots about these important years and we won’t get them back if we don’t have them.”
As a player, Schneider spent five seasons with the Huskies from 1992-96 and is the programs’ all time leading passer.
“I’m very proud of my time here. It’s been really rewarding,” boasted Schneider.
Also leaving the program is offensive assistant and recruiting coordinator Jason Sulz, who has been on the staff since 2003 and was a player with the green and white prior to that from 1998 to 2001.
“My wife got offered a great job at the University of Alberta. She’s worked very hard for that so that’s definitely an opportunity we wanted to look at,” admitted Sulz.
“University of Alberta has been pretty good for me trying to get me a spot with their coaching staff and that’s come through. We are excited to begin a new chapter, although sad to see us leave from here.”
Both Schneider and Sulz leave voids on the Huskies coaching staff. For now, expect head coach Brian Towriss to be more involved with the offence.
“Certainly in the interim I’ll be more hands on with the offence,” said Towriss.
“We will look at re-staffing as well, whether it happens immediately or after the season, that remains to be seen.”