Westshore Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia has resigned (Photo courtesy of Westshore Rebels - Facebook)

Westshore Rebels head coach resigns

Defensive co-ordinator Shane Beatty named coach for remainder of season

Westshore Rebels head coach Charly Cardilicchia has resigned.

“Due to the details surrounding my suspension I feel it is better for the focus and direction of the Rebels program if I step down as head coach,” Cardilicchia said in a statement.

Last week Cardilicchia was suspended by the British Columbia Football Conference after a verbal tirade against the conference, believed to have been brought on by the cancellation of the Rebels’ game versus the Kamloops Broncos on Aug. 18 due to poor air quality.

RELATED: Westshore Rebels head coach makes comments out of frustration, gets three-game suspension

Defensive co-ordinator Shane Beatty, who was acting head coach for the Rebels’ most recent game against the Vancouver Island Raiders, has been named head coach for the remainder of the season.

RELATED: Vancouver Island Raiders defeat the Westshore Rebels 33-7

Beatty brings decades of coaching and athletic training experience to the Rebels. His resume includes 23 years of coaching experience at the university level in the U.S., in a wide variety of roles, including recruiting co-ordinator and assistant coach at Reedley College, defensive co-ordinator and head coach at West Virginia Tech, among others.

During his three seasons as head coach of the Okanagan Sun, Beatty was awarded CJFL Coach of the Year twice, and led the team to a BCFC championship in 2015. In 2016, Coach Beatty joined the Westshore Rebels as defensive co-ordinator.

Beatty is also a Rebels alumnus, he played for the team as a linebacker in 1988 and 1989.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

kendra.wong@goldstreamgazette.com

Westshore Rebels

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Woman comes home to ‘entirely different’ Victoria after cruise ship, military base quarantine

Melanie Sibbitt booked herself a last-minute vacation on a cruise ship hit by COVID-19

Wheelchair user asks people to leave space on sidewalks to socially distance

Wendy Cox says many people are not stepping off the sidewalk to allow her space

COVID-19: Victoria moves homeless into 35 hotel rooms across the city

Mayor pleads with residents to stay inside during pandemic

Victoria brewery uses 3D-printer to make face shields for health care workers

Phillips Brewing is teaming up with engineers to create single-use medical equipment

Victoria street nurse thanks public for outpouring of donations

Businesses and individuals donated gloves, masks, sanitizers and more to frontline workers

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

Canadian ferry operators call for inclusion in COVID-19 travel restrictions

Domestic travel restrictions should include ferries, operators say

Most Read