Valley Huskers sign head coach Bob Reist to extension

After years of turmoil the BC Football Conference team may finally be ready to embrace stability.

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.

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