Following the conclusion of the 2018 BAFA National League season, the Bristol Apache have announced the departure of Head Coach Simon Staddon, as well as the appointment of new Head Coach, Chris Taylor.
Per Bristol Academy Apache American Football Team on Facebook:
Apache announce new HC.
With Simon Staddon stepping down from the role of Head Coach, Bristol Football have appointed Wide Receivers coach Chris Taylor to lead the team into 2019.
Coach Staddon joined Apache in 2014 as a running back, and soon after took on the task of coaching the RBs. He stepped up to OC in 2016 and then the top job the year after, leading Apache to their first ever perfect regular season and reaching the semifinals of SFC2.
Having accepted the Head Coach role at Exeter Demons university team, Coach Staddon came to the decision to step down from his role at Apache, citing a need for at least a small break from football. All staff, coaches and players wish Coach Staddon the very best of luck in the future.
After a search involving some impressive candidates, the Bristol Football board have appointed Chris Taylor as the new
Head Coach. Coach Taylor brings a broad range of football experience with him, and maintains Apache’s commitment to develop coaches from within. ‘CT’ joined Apache in 2016 as a player, combining this with coaching his fellow Receivers in 2018 and standing in as OC when needed.
Full details of upcoming events and further coaching appointments will be published shortly, keep an eye on this page.