President: Red Zone Academy
Mike Derksen brings over 15 years of football experience as a player and coach. His love and Passion for the game of football led him to start his coaching career with the Rick Hansen Hurricanes. After coaching with the Hurricanes for 3years, Derksen moved to the Community Football Ranks with Chilliwack Minor Football. Derksen is currently the Head Football Coach at the Bantam Level. Mike also serves on Chilliwack Minor Football Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice President and Coaches Liaison, ensuring they have some of the best coaches in the Province. Derksen is a Level 3 Certified Football Coach, as well as being a Football BC Certified Coaches Evaluator.
Mike Derksen’s goal for Red Zone Academy is to have experienced coaches work with each individual position separately, teaching complex skills and movements that are required to be successful in the sport of football. Derksen is committed to exposing your son to new techniques and coaches that have tremendous expertise for each position.
Coach: Jaret St.Andrassy
Strength & Conditioning: Red Zone Academy/Force Fitness
Jaret St Andrassy has played / coached football for more than 20 years. Jaret’s playing career started in high school with the Abbotsford Huskys and Panthers, then on to the Abbotsford Air Force Junior Football team where he was a provincial all-star. From there he moved south of the border to play for the College of the Siskiyous Eagels where he was named a unanimous conference all-star for two consecutive years before transferring to the University of Manitoba. While playing for the Bisons, Jaret became a Canada West standout and helped the Bison’s to their 1st Vanier Cup appearance in more that 30 years. While in Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers picked him up via free agency. Jaret finished his playing career with the Wyoming Cavalry of the N.I.F.L ~ National Indoor Football League.
When Jaret’s playing career came to a close, he arrived back in Abbotsford and became the Head Coach of the Abbotsford Air Force football team. Jaret held this position for 5 years before taking a coaching position with Simon Fraser University as the offensive line coach. During his coaching career he has coached several Star Bowls, Senior Bowls, football development camps, coaching certification clinics and has served as a football consultant with various teams/coaches at all levels.
Currently Jaret is a certified personal trainer and owner of Force Fitness. In addition to Force Fitness, Jaret is the Strength & Conditioning coach for Red Zone Football Academy and Player Development Consultant.