Boxall started coaching full-time in 2009. “A good friend of mine worked at St. Patrick High School and they were looking for an offensive lineman coach. That was a great year in which we won the high school AA Championship. I stayed at St. Pats for 2 more years before accepting a job coaching with my brother for Myers Riders Tykes and have been with the organization ever since.” Boxall explains.
Boxall says that his favourite thing and main love of coaching is driven by the feeling of success. “When I see players master a skill or an individual comes alive in a session when ordinarily they sit back in the shadows and don’t push themselves forward to be heard. Football gives them the confidence to express themselves and I enjoy being part of a team that is united on a field, rooting for each other to do their best and produce a great performance” says Boxall.
Boxall says that one of his most rewarding moments as a coach happened when he was the interim head coach for a Mosquito game. “In 2015, my brother Scott was in the hospital and was unable to coach. He named me the interim head coach for that upcoming game and I remember sitting in the hospital room going over plays and schemes. We have been coaching alongside each other since tyke and he felt that I was the right fit for the job. Needless to say we won that game and I felt very proud calling him after the game with the players to let him know that he was not let down.”
Boxall’s biggest challenge as a coach has been a recent one, “I was blessed with twins and it has been very hard to balance home life and coaching. I have an amazing wife who supports me with coaching and I’m able to coach 2 nights per week. Without her love and support I really do not think I would be coaching this year” explains Boxall.