Our Coaches


Blaine Scatcherd

Head Coach/Offensive Coordinatsor

Born and raised in Ottawa, Blaine played his high school football at Glebe Collegiate. He then travelled east to play his 5 year university career as a quarterback at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. In his final year, Scatcherd was the East nominee for the Hec Creighton Award (top university player in the country). He then played 2 years of semi pro football in France before retiring and getting into coaching! Scatcherd was the Acadia QB coach for once season, then moved back to Ottawa where he joined the Ottawa U GG’s as quarterback coach for 2 years, and then was their Offensive Coordinator for 2 seasons. Since then Scatcherd has been the Head football coach at St. Joseph High school in Barrhaven, where he is a phys ed teacher.

Danny Laramee

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

Coach Laramee is also an Ottawa native that played university ball for the Axemen at Acadia. He continued to contribute to Canadian football as a university Defensive Coordinator at Mount Allison, OttawaU, and St. Mary’s. Further, Coach Laramee has coordinated Special Teams for the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos.



Anthony Brown

RB Coach/Student-Athlete Experience

Anthony joins Football North following 5 successful seasons with the CEGEP de l’Outaouais Griffons in Quebec. He was the RB Coach and Special Teams Coordinator for the past 3 years. Anthony played 5 years in the CIAU (USport). In his final year with the Concordia Stingers, he earned the Ontario-Quebec Conference Russ Jackson award for achievements in academics, athletics and community service.

Kevin Kelly

OL Coach, Run Game Coordinator

Coach Kelly is an Ottawa native and learned to play the game with the Orleans Bengals and Gloucester Dukes of NCAFA. From 2003-2007 Coach Kelly was the center for the University of Ottawa Gee Gees where he was a three time All-Canadian, East-West Bowl Participant, and CFL Combine Invitee. Upon graduation Coach Kelly returned to his alma mater to coach Offensive Line and Running backs for the Gee Gees and obtain his Bachelor of Education and Master of Education. He has been the offensive line coach for the St Joseph Jaguars for the last 5 seasons and has served as Team East varsity Offensive Line coach for the Fox 40 Prospect Challenge since it's inception.



Brock Flemming


Born in Arnprior and raised in Aylmer, Quebec, Brock played for the Myers Riders of the NCAFA. After initially committing to the University of Michigan, Brock ultimately chose to attend Colgate University (NCAA) where he won 2 League Championships. After earning his degree, Brock returned home to continue his education and play 3 seasons in the CIS (Ottawa and Sherbrooke) where he was an All-Canadian Tackle. Brock joined the Montreal Alouettes in 2002 and 2004. Brock has coached various all-star teams who have travelled to Florida and Texas in order to compete against teams from the U.S.A, Mexico, and Panama, as well as coaching in the Ontario Prospect Challenges. Brock also owns and operates the Canadian Football Institute which provides high level linemen training to select athletes who have the ability and desire to play at the collegiate level.

James Prescott




Dave Timmons

DB Coach (Safeties)

Played Defensive Back at the University of Ottawa from 2004-2008, was a 1st team All-Canadian in 2007. Coached Defensive Backs at the University of Ottawa in 2010 & 2011

Danny Hall

Defensive Backs (Corners)

I didn't start playing football, for city of Ottawa teams, until I was 13 years old and played inconsistently for the next few years. When I was joined the University of Ottawa football team I only had 4 years of experience. As a rookie, I cracked the starting lineup as a cornerback and punt returner. During my 5 years playing at the University of Ottawa, I was a two time OUA All-Star at the corner position. Since then I have coached various levels of football from pee-wee, to high school, to junior football teams. I have been the defensive back coach for the last 3 years at St. Joseph High School, helping them win a city championship once. I am looking forward to coaching alongside past coaches and teammates to make Football North players the best they can be.



Mario Panetta


After graduating from the University of Toronto, Mario returned to Ottawa in 1988 and began coaching at St. Pius X high school, the same school he helped win numerous city championships as a player in the late 70's. Mario has been a positional coach, coordinator and head coach in the NCAFA (Myers, Redskins, Norsemen), OVFL (Myers Junior and Senior), NCSSAA (Notre Dame High School, Sacred Heart High School, St. Joseph’s High School) and most recently the Ottawa Invaders of the Northern Football League. Mario played 3 years for the Carleton University Ravens in the mid-80s. Mario is also a former Ottawa Sooner playing for the strong teams of the early 1980s.

Duane Macneil

Student Services

Department Head of Student Services and Guidance Counselor at St. Joseph High School. Lived in Nova Scotia and Yellowknife prior to moving to Ottawa. Graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science major in Physical Education/minor in English and also completed a Masters of Leadership & Administration. As an educator, Duane was a teacher for ten years, vice principal for three years and is currently in his eleventh year in Student Services at St. Joseph. Outside of school, Duane has coached for over 20 years in competitive hockey and soccer at the community level



Jen Elliot

Academic Coach

Jen Elliott, from Cape Breton, N.S., graduated from St. Francis Xavier in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. After a few years teaching in Nova Scotia, she moved to Ottawa and began her teaching career at Notre Dame High School teaching Science and Phys. Ed for six years before taking a position at St. Joseph Catholic High School teaching Senior English. Currently, her schedule is divided between Physical and Health Education and English and she enjoys coaching the Senior Girls, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, and Co-Ed Volleyball programs.

Nicol McNiven

Athletic Trainer

Originally from Ottawa, Nicol attended school at the University of Ottawa for a BSc in Human Kinetics and MSc in Physiotherapy. During her undergrad, Nicol became the Student Trainer for the Gee-Gees Varsity Girls Volleyball Team. She has since become involved with several teams in football, rugby and hockey.



Scott Broadhurst

Equipment Manager

Played inside receiver at U of Ottawa 1985 - 87 Coaching experience 14 years at St. Joseph HS at various positions including OL/DL/DB/REC. Head Coach Jr. Football at St. Joseph HS 2005-08 Head Coach Varsity program St. Joseph HS 2017