Staffordshire Surge announce new Head Coach!

The Staffordshire Surge are delighted to announce we have a new Head Coach !

Jon Wyse has been appointed to lead the Surge coaching team, and was also recently elected as the club’s Director of Performance & Development at the club’s AGM. Coach Wyse brings with him a wealth of experience in learning, teaching, coaching and leading. Currently employed as Head of Sporting Excellence at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (yet having lived in Stoke for the past 4 years), Coach Wyse works alongside talent development specialists in a variety of other sports. He has also been a leading figure in coach development within British American Football over the past decade, most recently working with USA Football to brings the Heads Up Football programme to the UK. His coaching and playing background has seen him operate at all levels of the British game. He was also Head Coach of the Surge back in 1998 !

However, this period with Coach Wyse in the position of Head Coach will see the team embarking on an adventure into unchartered territory. Whilst a “player-centred approach” is frequently highlighted by teams and coaches in the sport, the Surge are firmly off on people-building adventure with a focus on personal excellence and the development of positive coach-athlete relationships. The “map” for the adventure features a dual focus on both player and coach development, but at its heart is it all about working alongside people to help them achieve their goals and ambitions via the sport of American Football.

A huge thanks to previous Head Coach, Ant Charles, for his efforts in 2017. Coach Charles has returned to become Head Coach at the Staffordshire University Stallions, and will continue to play an active role in coaching the Surge team as we head towards the 2018 season.

If you’d like to know more about Coach Wyse he’s always happy to discuss the game via or





Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1