Sunday 21st July 2024,
Chatham-Kent Cougars Football

Executive

Selwyn Jordan, President, Secretary, Commissioner Minor Football

Selwyn Jordan is originally from Hamilton but has lived in Chatham for the last 30 years. He graduated with a Honours Computer Science Degree and played football (outside and middle LB) at McMaster University from 1989 – 1993 where he was a captain for 3 of the 4 years, McMaster Defensive and Team MVP, an OUA all-star, attended the CFL Evaluation Camp, and was invited to the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie camps.

He currently works at Union Gas in Chatham as a Senior computer programmer. He has coached high school football in Chatham for 12 years (CCI and McGregor), but has been involved in coaching for over 30 football seasons because in Chatham, senior football is in the fall and junior football in the spring. Sel has coached with the University of Windsor football program in 2003 (when they beat Western to get to the OUA semi-finals) as a video breakdown coach where he was involved with breaking down video of the upcoming opponents, from 2011-2013 was the Defensive Line Coach, from 2014-present is an University area recruiter for Chatham-Kent.

With his computer programming background he was able to create a video-breakdown program that gives reporting and video analysis on an opponents football game. Selwyn coached 2 seasons in the OVFL for the Essex Ravens as a LB coach and provided the Essex program with his video breakdown analysis. For 2 years he has been assisting the St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University with their video-breakdown service where he post stats, opponent tendencies and key video clips on the internet for coaching staff and players to review before every game.

In January 2006, Selwyn formed the Chatham-Kent Cougars Football Club which provides youth the opportunity to play football prior to high school. The club runs 3 football fundamental clinical sessions, Peewee Minor football, OVFL travel football and new this year will be a Cheerleading squad and Atom Minor football. Also, the Cougars Football Club merged with Chatham Flag football which run 2 Flag Football leagues for grades 4 to grade 8. 

Jeff Green, Vice-President

Jeff Green was born and raised in Chatham-Kent. Here he played 3 years of high school football for Chatham Collegiate Institute and was fortunate to be part of 3 winning seasons and 3 Championship Teams. Jeff graduated from University of Windsor in 1986 with an Honors Degree in Human Kinetics and returned to U of W in 1991 to obtain his Teaching Certificate. He played 5 years of University Football from 1982 to 1986 as a receiver and punter. In the 1983 season, he was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Year.

He is presently teaching Physical Education and Science at the Chatham Kent Secondary School. Here he is the Head Coach for both Senior and Junior Football Teams. He has coached 44 contact football seasons since the age of 20.

Jeff’s high school coaching dates back 23 years. He has coached at Clark Road High School and Oakridge High School in London, Blenheim District High School, Wallaceburg District High School, Chatham Collegiate Institute and Chatham Kent Secondary School. He has coached at the Ontario Junior Football Conference Level with the London Beefeaters for 4 years as Special Teams Co-coordinator and Offensive Assistant. Green has been involved in coaching 4 Team Canada squads, which have played in Scotland, England, Ireland and Finland.

Green is also affiliated with the University of Windsor’s Touchdown Club, which is devoted to developing U of W Football Program through fund raising and alumni support.

Green has always felt that the development of grass root programs is essential to the success of Chatham-Kent football. Jeff feels the discipline, dedication, and developmental part of physical fitness and teamwork are key element to developing well-rounded citizens. He feels these are all benefits of football related activities. Green developed the Chatham Flag Football League in 2004 and continues to run the Kent County Football Clinic using these philosophies. These programs and others are being initiated by the Chatham-Kent Cougars Football Club and will continue to expand these wonderful opportunities.

 

 

Directors

Mike Smith, Director of Technological Solutions
Mike is a Cougar through and through. He attended Chatham Collegiate Institute from 1997-2002, where he played under Todd Haskell, Selwyn Jordan and Jeff Green. Mike was a captain of the final CCI team to win a Kent AAAA Senior Championship in 2001. Mike has been a member of the Chatham-Kent Cougars coaching staff since the inaugural season of 2006; he has healed many different coaching positions within the organization. Mike is currently a School Based Computer Technologist for the Lambton Kent District School Board and hopes to lend his expertise to assisting the cougars in maximizing their use of 21st century technology in player/ coaching development and administration.

Andrew Harvey, Club Media Director
Andrew Harvey was born and raised in Chatham Ontario being a graduate of Indian Creek Road Public School, and John McGregor Secondary School. Harvey is also a graduate of the University of Windsor where he played football after high school.

Andrew currently resides in Chatham and works in London in Healthcare Management. He began coaching with the Cougars in its inaugural year – 2006. Harvey has participated in all aspects of the Cougar organization including: Clinics, Travel Football, Registration, and Marketing. Since the start of the club, Harvey has always specialized in receiver training and fundamentals with his innovative drills and resources. He is currently a Receiver Coach for the Senior Varsity Cougars and continues to strive to ensure players reach their maximum potential as a receiver.

Andrew has recently taken on a larger role with the Cougars organization in promotion and marketing through media outlets, and social networking. He is also taking the lead on planning special events such as the Home Opener and the Alumni Cougar Classic.

Andrew can be contacted via e-mail at: media@chatham-kentcougars.com

Kevin Allman, Director of Projects

Kevin Allman is currently employed at Union Gas Limited as a Gas Management Specialist. He had spent over 10 years in the Information Technology department where he spent five years working alongside Selwyn Jordan. Kevin has always been a huge football fan, however, he attended “The Pines” before they had a football program. In high school, Kevin participated in volleyball, basketball, cross country and track and field. His midget boys track and field record still stands today.

Kevin designed, built and provides support for the clubs websites. He also supports the executive with a host of other computer and fundraising activities. Kevin is also on the board of directors of the Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Centre.

Vicki Walters, Director of Women Tackle Football Program

Vicki was raised in Chatham Kent, graduating high school from “The Pines”. Vicki volunteered as Co-Chair & Chair of Parent-Teacher council at Tecumseh Public school, as her children grew up. Vicki was a GEMS Counsellor for 6 years at St Pauls Church, leading young girls. For the past 3 years, Vicki has been a Toy Committee Volunteer with the GoodFellows “No Child without a Christmas” campaign. Vicki’s involvement with CK Cougars started when her daughter Brooke joined the Cougars JR Varsity Travel team in 2021, playing for 3 seasons. In spring of 2023, Brooke joined the London JR Mustangs U16 Womens team, as there was not a girls team in Chatham. In October 2023, Brooke contacted Cougars President Sel Jordan about starting up a U19 Cougars Women team in Chatham. After several start up meetings, U19 Cougars Womens Football will be part of the 2024 OWFL League. With leadership, organization, and a fund-raising background, Vicki is excited to see CK Cougars U19 Womens team thrive.

Advisors

Todd Haskell

  • graduate of CCI Cougars
  • Physical Education Department Head at CCI for many years
  • currently Principal of CKSS
  • head football coach for over 20 years where he won numerous championships at BDHS and CCI
  • played football for 5 years at the University of Windsor where he won an award for his high-level of play and leadership
  • University of Windsor Alumni and is now on the Windsor Football TD Club
  • known as a great leader of men and women while teaching, coaching, and communitee involvement

Herb McCauley

  • Award-winning teacher who has developed unique and innovative Phys. Ed. Programme for our high-needs students
  • Herb and his wife are involved in their home parish of Blessed Sacrament in Chatham where they lead the Baptismal Preparation programme
  • Herb has been the PINES offensive coordinator since 1996 inception
  • Has been part of 4 JR and 2 SR championships
  • Currently JR PINES Head Coach
  • Coordinates a 3-Day Helmet Only Clinic at the PINES for grade 6,7,8’s
  • An outstanding, energetic teacher and coach whose faith motivates him

Bill Robinson

  • (retired) Secondary School Principal
  • Voice of Chatham-Kent High School football and Basketball on Cogeco – T.V.
  • Secretary for the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame
  • Won 17 out of 20 football championships at JMSS and many SWOSSA football championships
  • Is a mentor for many in the community in education and athletics

Don Green

  • Phys Ed. Head at Indian Creek
  • Pioneer that brought in ‘OBA’ club basketball to Chatham
  • Coached numerous OBA and elementary basketball championships
  • Proud parent who is supportive of his son and daughter during high school and follows his daughter for all her UofW women’s basketball games
  • Major contributor to Indian Creeks new gym
  • Referees high school and college basketball for Windsor
  • Passionate innovator for sports and participation for over 30 years

Adrienne Day

  • Started volunteering with the club in the inaugural season in 2006
  • Put in countless hours as a volunteer
  • Was our lead sports medic for the first Chatham-Kent Cougars travel team
  • Started the first Chatham-Kent Cougars Cheerleading squad
  • Was the first head coach of the Cheerleading squad
  • Ran special events for our club like banquets, parades, etc -volunteered for all club registrations and sign-ups and clinics
  • Held the role of Director of Cheerleading and Sports Medic for 5 years until she moved back to the GTA
  • Is a reliable advisor for the Chatham-Kent Cougars football club for cheerleading and sports medic advice

Dee Meurkes
Dee Meurkes is the co-owner of Enviro-clean Car and Dog Wash, located at 336 Grand Ave. in Chatham. Before taking an “entrepreneurial direction” in her life, Dee was employed with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Chatham-Kent Branch for almost fifteen years. She attended “Merlin District High School”, which did not have a football team, but never the less; she is a strong Cougar supporter.

Dee became involved with the Chatham-Kent Cougars when her son David was a player on the “inaugural team” back in 2006 and to this day (even though her son is too old to play), continues to be instrumental in the running of the organization.

In her spare time, Dee is very busy with her husband Jim, daughter Amy and her son David, who was an avid football player for the CKSS Hawks, the Chatham-Kent Cougar Pee Wee and Junior Teams. She loves r-ving, shopping and computers.

Dee provides support to the executive with her administrative and organizational skills, as Director of Registration and as Junior Team Manager

Dean Creechan