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May 30,2014 (ISN) – Huskie Athletics head football coach Brian Towriss is pleased to announce the hiring
of former University of Saskatchewan quarterback Laurence Nixon as the team’s
quarterback coach.

Nixon had a successful playing career as a member of the Huskies football team from
2006-11. During his time with the Huskies, Nixon was named Canada West Most Valuable
Player and a CIS Second Team All-Canadian in 2010. Leading the Huskies to the Hardy
Cup final in 2009, Nixon sits second on the program’s career passing yards list with
7,345 yards and pass completions with 535. He threw 36 touchdowns in his five
seasons.

“We are very excited to have Laurence join our coaching staff,” said Towriss who is
entering his 31st year as head coach. “Laurence’s experience as a successful
quarterback in the CIS provides him with a tremendous understanding of offence at
our level. He has stayed current with both our team and the league, which will prove
to be a huge benefit.”
Nixon, a University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science graduate, has provided colour
commentary for Canada West broadcasts on Shaw TV for the last three seasons.

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