October 22, 2016 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The British Columbia Football Conference announced today that Victoria’s Westshore Rebels Head Coach JC Boice has been chosen as the 2016 BCFC Coach of the Year.
Boice, in his second season with the Rebels as head coach was likely the unanimous choice for the BCFC for orchestrating a turn around season on and off the field, guiding his Westshore team to a 8-1-1 first place finish in the conference.
ISN breaking the news of his award first to coach Boice on Saturday morning, would humbly deflect his achievement to his coaching staff, “ I am incredibly proud for this award but much more proud for this program’s success. So many people worked so hard this season and I really appreciate that. We simply could not of had this magical season without my wife Janiene Boice, my good friend Rebel board member Rob Chernoff and especially our Defensive Rebel Coordinator and Strength Coach Shane Beatty”.
After bowing out last season with a dismal record that saw a Rebels team exit the regular season with a 2-8 record, Boice was instrumental on resurrecting the faltering program, going immediately to work on a local and national recruiting campaign to look for the right pieces to the Westshore puzzle.
Boice, as charismatic with his players as he is with the media, infused in his team early in the season the work ethic and belief in his system and the player’s own abilities to achieve those lofty expectations. Boice, serving as the Rebels general manager until late in the 2016 season, was also instrumental in rallying the community around a team that has seen spectator attendance at Westhills Stadium steadily increase throughout season.
Coach Boice commented earlier in the year, “I am very excited to have joined the Rebels Program. I love this community and already love these kids playing for our staff and me. We are building something special here and building it fast. Victoria is an amazing place and we have all the pieces in place. We are all about building a family and partnering with players in their development. “
Coach Boice arrived in Canada and the Rebels via the US where he is a partner and Senior Certified Quarterback Coach in the National Football Academies – NFA. Born into a storied football family in Oregon, Coach Boice has played and coached the quarterback position for over two decades. With a complimentary background in engineering and design, Coach Boice has emerged as one of NFA’s premier throwing mechanic instructors and works with some of the best NCAA, BCS and top high school QBs in the US.
Boice, leading his Westshore Rebels team to a Canadian Junior Football League national first place ranking for the first time in the team’s history, will play for the provincial Cullen Cup against the Okanagan Sun October 29th at Westhills Stadium