The Valley Huskers have signed head coach Bob Reist to an extension, adding two years to a deal that was due to expire after next season.
The B.C. Football Conference revealed the news in a Tuesday night tweet and a team official confirmed the signing Wednesday morning. Reist just finished his first season with the junior football team, and though the Huskers went 0-10 for a third straight year, the board believes the team is heading in the right direction.
A coach who comes from a defensive background, Reist’s presence was most felt on that side of the ball.
His Huskers had two defensive backs, Desmond Jeanson and Danny Harris, earn BCFC all-star nods.
Reist came to Chilliwack from the University of Manitoba where he coached DBs, linebackers and special teams.
He is a former BCFC player who was an all-star himself, with the now-defunct Abbotsford Air Force in 2001 and 2002.
See valleyhuskers.org for more.