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Screech Our Mascot

Screech joined the Jr Blackhawks in 2017 and was immediately a hit with everyone including the opposing teams!

He brings a positive attitude to every game and even causes some mischief every so often just to keep things entertaining.

Be on the lookout on game day as you never know if he will be circulating in the stands, be on the sideline throwing his own flag on the Ref's or cheering with the cheerleaders. 

JV Football

Jonathan Hanson

JV Head Football Coach is Jonathan Hanson.  Jon played high school football, and started coaching with us in the 2016 season.  Jon has dedicated himself to our program over the years and brought us great success.  Jon teaches our athletes more than football, he teaches leadership and pride.  His passion for football and our organization has been nothing short of amazing.  

Josh Norris

Josh Norris is an assistant JV Coach. Husband, Dad of 3, Entrepreneur, Master Plumber. Josh started coaching with the Brandon Junior Blackhawks in the 2013 season and was JV Head Coach in the 2016 & 2017 seasons, He is a great leader and is well liked by all the kids.

Glenn Cox

JV Assistant Coach is Glenn Cox.  Glenn Cox has been a household name over the years here in Ortonville.  From serving the community as a paid-on-call firefighter/EMT, fixing up homes for people in need to leading our children in athletics.  Glenn is no stranger to hard work and giving back to our community.  The athletes look to Glenn for guidance and he pushes them hard to be their very best.  You may find Glenn leading a dance off during down time or running with the boys when doing laps.  He bleeds blue and he will make sure our boys do as well.  

Ray Dubiel

Assistant JV Coach, Ray Dubiel.  Ray has volunteered and coached with in our organization for several years.  Ray is an all sports coach and player.  He brings high energy to ever practice and game to ensure our athletes feel supported.  Ray, his wife Heidi and their three children bring years of BJB experience and true love for our organization.  Each of them volunteer and assist in multiple ways that we are truly grateful for.  Ray's energy and passion for football will be an asset to our JV teams.  

Al Rowe

Assistant JV Coach, Al Rowe.  Al is the father of three outstanding athletes that participate in multiple sports.  Al not only encourages his children to strive for the best and reach beyond their goals, he pushes our athletes to do the same.  Al is a hard working father that never sleeps!  We see Al pushing through each day to support his family and truly show up every second to support his children.  We look forward to Al coaching again this year and leading our boys to victory.  

Freshman Football

Reggie Wiltse

Freshman Head Football Coach is Reggie Wiltse.  Reggie is well known to our community as a father of two active young men and a business owner.  Reggie has supported and sponsored several athletic programs in our community over the years.  Reggie, his two sons and his wife Nicole have been part of our BJB organization for several years in many different roles.  We are looking forward to Reggie's passion, kindness and extreme energy on and off the field this year.  

Julieanna Sherrod

Assistant Freshman Football Coach is Julieanna Sherrod.  Julieanna has coached and played competitive soccer for several years and brings with her an immense amount of energy for athletics.  Julieanna, her wife and two sons have been part of our BJB family for three years.  She has volunteered in many area's to help our organization thrive and reach its potential.  When Julieanna is not coaching her freshman team, you may see her as our Paramedic on the side line of our JV games.  

Joel Vasquez

Freshman assistant coach is Joel Vasquez.  Joel has a strong and firm relationship with our athletes and brings his law enforcement background to the field when needed.  Our athletes thrive with structure and positive reinforcement, that is what Joel gives them 100% of the time.  Joel, his wife and their 5 sons have assisted in our program for several years and volunteer themselves whenever they can.  Our athletes will work hard with and for Joel to reach our goals this year.  

Greg Tolonen

Assistant freshman coach is Greg Tolonen.  Greg is a past BJB president who spent years dedicating himself to our organization.  Greg gets to spend more time with his wife and daughters these days and will also be volunteering his time on the field.  Greg brings a quiet and nurturing tone to the side lines for our athletes.  Greg is well known to many families in our community as he has worked hard to bring more athletes to our program. 

Josh Asbury

Assistant Coach, Josh Asbury is a first year BJB parent and an avid lover of sports.  Josh has coached many teams in different sports and brings great structure and passion to our freshman coaching staff.  Josh has been an active part of our program and has pushed our athletes to strive for success.  We are looking forward to our freshman team soaking up all of the technique's that Coach Asbury has to teach them.  

JV CHEER

Amber Traub

Amber Traub is our JV Head Coach for the 2019 Season.  She has coached for Brandon High School Cheer Program in past years.  Ambers cheer teams have received high rankings in all competitions.  Amber's daughter Ava Traub is on our Mascot Cheer Team.  

FRESHMAN CHEER

Jake Schell

Jake is our Freshman Head Cheerleading Coach, Husband and father of 3. He joined BJB in 2017 and has been an intricate part of the organizations success in the last few years.  All of our athletes look forward to their talks with Coach Schell and how he makes them feel stronger.  Jake has not only coached our children on the field he makes sure they believe in themselves off the field too.  We are grateful for the dedication and pure heart that Jake bring to our organization.  Jake has coached or football teams, is an active board member and now is stepping in to be our head coach.  His daughter Jacqueline who is a Middle School cheerleader is his assistant and teaching the chants and cheers.  

Mascot Cheer

Jessica Vert

Jessica is our Mascot Head Coach.  Jessica has been with our program for multiple years and is an expert with our cheerleaders.  Jessica has previously assisted on our board as well as dedicated many hours to our program.  

Carrie Compau

Carrie will be one of our mascot cheer coaches.  She has been part of our BJB family for several years.  Carrie brings with her a great deal of experience with children!  We are looking forward to the fun she will bring to our cheer program.  

Jessica McCombs

Jessica is extremely involved in the Brandon School District including our parks and recreational teams.  She comes with a great deal of energy and spirit.  Jessica has children in our program as well.  


Coach Training

HEADS UP Youth Concussion Training

Coaches and Parents: Changing the Culture of Concussion Starts With You!

By taking this free, online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive - both on and off the playing field.

Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school you are ready for the season.

What Will I Learn in This Training?

This course will help you:

  • Understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
  • Recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
  • Learn about steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
  • Focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.

University of Michigan Concussion Quiz

The University of Michigan is one of only a handful of comprehensive programs in the country dedicated to the neurological concerns of athletes. By drawing on the resources in the health system as well as the rich athletic tradition of a historic NCAA program, we specialize in the treatment and prevention of neurological sports injuries, as well as the management of primary neurological diseases that affect athletic performance.

Volunteer Criminal Record Check

The Brandon Jr Blackhawks in congruence with NYFL policy is required to secure criminal history information as part of its screening process for all volunteer coaches to maintain athlete safety while participating in the Brandon Jr Blackhawks, anyone convicted of a felony or misdemeanor criminal sexual offence will not be permitted to volunteer.

CRC

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