Staff Team

Operations Manager

Cory Philpot

Cory Philpot is a former running back for the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at The University of Mississippi. He was two-time winner of the Eddie James Memorial Trophy for top rusher (Western Division) in 1994 and 1995. He played on the Lions' winning Grey Cup team in 1994.

 

In 1995, Philpot set the CFL record for most touchdowns in a season with 22, a record that was not broken until 2003.  Philpot's nickname while playing for the Lions was "Quick Six" which alluded to the number 6 jersey that he wore, and even more so his ankle breaking moves that were sure to put up a quick 6 on the scoreboard.

As Operations Manager, Cory is responsible for ensuring the smooth operations on the field.

Contact Cory: operations@bcpfa.com

Executive Director

Keith Ryan

Keith has been leading sports organizations for over 18 years. His experience includes 5 years as the Executive Director of BC Soccer and 6 years as the CEO of Cycling BC. Keith became a fan of football in when the NFL was first broadcast on TV in the United Kingdom in the early 80's and became a fan of the Canadian game after moving to Canada in 1990. 

As Executive Director, Keith is responsible for ensuring the effective operations of the BCPFA. 

Contact Keithexecutivedirector@bcpfa.com

Member Services Support and Communications

Katie Miyazaki

Katie has been involved in sport since she was very little, with her main sport being basketball. After graduating, she got involved in wheelchair basketball as an administrator and coach and was lucky enough to coach at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Katie went to one of the only high schools in BC with a girls tackle football team (Hugh Boyd) and played in the Western Women's Canadian Football League (WWCFL) while she lived in Saskatoon. She then switched to Flag Football and played for Team Canada at the 2020 International Bowl.

In addition to being a multi-sport athlete and coach, Katie has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Saskatchewan and a degree in Health Sciences from SFU.

As part of her role, Katie will be responsible for:

  • Requests for Certificates of Insurance

  • Social Media/Website

  • Communications

  • Administrative Support for BCPFA Programs (including the new Regional Program)

  • Return to Sport Support

Contact Katie: communications@bcpfa.com

Coach Development and Safe Contact Assistant

Olivia Dykes

Olivia has extensive experience developing coach curriculums for youth age athletes, managing coaches and working on ensuring that coaches are using evidence based practice anywhere possible. She has coached in the sport of gymnastics for 8 years. In addition, Olivia has a degree in Physiotherapy from ACU in Brisbane, Australia.

Prior to this Olivia was an Australian National level athlete in the sport of gymnastics.

Olivia will be:

  • Coordinate Coaching Courses for Spring

  • Coordinate Safe Contact meetings with clubs (via Zoom)

  • Coordinate and book safe contact course for Spring Tackle

  • Start work on updating the NCCP records with CAC

  • Updating the Novice Coach Curriculum

  • Finish setting up the online learning portal for course delivery

Contact Olivia: technicaldirector@bcpfa.com

Bookkeeper

Lisa Goeller

Lisa is the BCPFA Bookkeeper. Lisa graduated from the Sauder School of Business with a BA in Commerce in 2007. This included courses that are the equivalent to a bookkeeping certification.

Contact Lisa Via: executivedirector@bcpfa.com

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