Ogg grew up playing football so he decided to start coaching to give back to the sportive way his coaches did. “I had many great coaches that volunteered so much of their time to ensure we kids had the best knowledge and skill set to succeed in the sport.” says Ogg.
Ogg says that his favourite part about coaching is “preparing a game plan with my coaches; practicing our plan with the players and then watching our players execute the game plan on game day. Whether you’re a player or a coach, the feeling you have when you wake up on game day is exhilarating.”
As a coach for mostly midget and junior levels, Ogg says the most rewarding moment for him is “which is when players make the big leap to the next level, being either CIS or major junior. When a player signs with a university team, not only does the player have the opportunity to play at the next level, they also get a higher education, which is crucial in life after football. That is a volunteer coach’s pay check.”
Ogg says he is currently living through his biggest challenge as a coach. “With Football Canada’s new one team rule effective this year, meaning players have to choose to play either NCAFA or High School football, combined with the addition of a new team in our league that resulted in the loss of our feeder team. While this situation certainly poses as a challenge, our coaching staff is currently overcoming it by increasing our recruiting efforts and we look forward to fielding a competitive team once again in 2017.” Ogg explains.