Westshore Rebels announce that 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,” states Coach Cardilicchia.
We would like to thank Coach Cardilicchia for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best. Effective immediately Defensive Coordinator Shane Beatty will be the new Head Coach for the remainder of the season.
Coach Beatty brings decades of coaching and athletic training experience to the Rebels. His resume includes twenty-three years of coaching experience at the University level in the U.S., in a wide variety of roles. In his coaching career, Beatty has served as Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach at Reedley College, Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach at West Virginia Tech, Assistant Director of Football Operations at Iowa State, and Defensive Coordinator and Strength Coach at the College of Sequoias. Beatty has also trained high level athletes outside of football, including high school and collegiate athletes, wrestlers, Olympic sprinters, and pro golfers. 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 Coordinator. Beatty is also a Rebels alumnus, he played for the team as a linebacker in 1988 and 1989.
About Westshore Rebels
The Westshore Rebels are a Canadian Junior Football team based in Langford, British Columbia. The Rebels play in the six-team BC Football Conference, which itself is part of the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and competes annually for the national title known as the Canadian Bowl. The club has operated continuously since the late 1960s in Victoria, having previously been known as the Sharks, Payless, and the Hornets.