Mens Seniors Coaching Staff

Kriss Guidotti – Head Coach

Kriss Guidotti, (Head Coach) Has over 20 years experience as a player and  coach with Gridiron Victoria and Gridiron Australia and was voted last year to be the “Gridiron Victoria 2012 Coach of the Year”.

Brendon Bowe – Assistant Coach (Offense)

Brendon is a former State coaching director and has been involved in football coaching for many years. His knowledge of the game is extensive, moving his way through the ranks in State and National representative football as a player as well as a Coach. Brendon’s expertise and experience has been invaluable with him passing on his knowledge to the next generation of Crusaders . Brendon’s player / Coach / Administrator Careers is listed below.

YEAR PLAYER COACH ADMINISTRATOR
1994 First year player for Croydon Rangers. Won Club Offensive MVP, Club Rookie of the Year & Club Captains Award.    
1995 Player for Croydon Rangers, GAV Champions. Won Club Offensive MVP.                                                                  Player for Victoria in a “Friendly” at ACT (won) and Vs SA (lost).                                                                    Player in “Down Under Bowl” games at Croydon and Prahran (lost both). Assistant Coach of Croydon Rangers Junior Team – Runners Up.  
1996 Player for Croydon Rangers, GV Runners Up. Won Club MVP.                                                                                                Player for Victoria in 1st Nationals held in ACT – 3rd place. Assistant Coach of Croydon Rangers Junior Team – Runners Up.  
1997 Player for Croydon Rangers, VicBowl Champions. Won Club Offensive MVP, tied for GV Offensive MVP. Assistant Coach of Croydon Rangers Junior Team – Runners Up.  
1998 Player for Croydon Rangers, VicBowl Champions. Assistant Coach of Croydon Rangers Junior Team – Runners Up.  
1999 Player for Croydon Rangers, GV Runners Up. Assistant Offensive Coach Croydon Rangers Senior Team – Runners Up.  
2000   Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria, Millenium Tournament Champions in SA.                                                  Offensive Co-Ordinator Croydon Rangers Senior Team – 3rd place.                                                                     Head Coach Croydon Rangers Junior Team, Ridell Bowl Champions.  
2001   Offensive Co-Ordinator Croydon Rangers Senior Team – GV Runners Up.                                                                               Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria at Nationals in ACT – 6th place.  
2002   Head Coach / Offensive Co-Ordinator Croydon Rangers Senior Team – GV Runners Up.                                                                Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria in 2 “Friendlies” at ACT and Vs ACT (won both). Committee member – Croydon Rangers.
2003   Head Coach Croydon Rangers Senior Team – GV Runners Up.                                                                                                       Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria at Nationals in ACT – 5th place. Committee member  & GV Com Rep. – Croydon Rangers.
2004   Head Coach Croydon Rangers Senior Team – VicBowl Champions.                                                                                                       Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria in “Friendly” at WA (won). Committee member  & GV Com Rep. – Croydon Rangers.
2005   Head Coach Victoria Eagles at Nationals in SA – Runners Up. GV Assistant to League Registrar and Game Day Liaison.
2006   Offensive Co-Ordinator Croydon Rangers Senior Team – GV Runners Up.                                                Head Coach Victoria Eagles at Nationals in SA – Runners Up. GV Assistant to League Registrar and Game Day Liaison.                                                                GV League Registrar – Junior Season.
2007      
2008   Offensive Co-Ordinator Victoria Eagles at Nationals in Qld – Runners Up.                                                              Part Time Offensive Line Coach Croydon Rangers Senior Team President/Treasurer Croydon Rangers                                   Vice President of Gridiron Victoria
2009   Running Backs Coach of Australian Outback Team that toured the U.K. but ultimately my role was an Offensive Assitant, breaking down film & scouting our opponent’s defensive looks & coverages on game day.                                                              Offensive Line Coach Croydon Rangers Senior Team, Runners Up in the VicBowl. President/Treasurer Croydon Rangers                                   Vice President of Gridiron Victoria                             Victorian State Director of Coaching
2010   Offensive Assistant for Victorian Eagles (Runners Up)                        Running Backs coach Western Crusaders          Running Backs coach Australian Outback  Victorian State Director of Coaching
2011   Offensive Assistant coach Western Crusaders Running Backs coach Australian Outback  
2012   Offensive Co-Ordinator Victorian Eagles (5th)             Offensive Assistant coach Western Crusaders (3rd)  

Brent Weeks – Assistant Coach (Offense)

Brent Weeks, (Offense Coach) has 10 years experience as a player and coach with Gridiron Victoria and Gridiron Australia. Brent is still playing, and is a vital cog in the Western Crusaders Offensive machine.

John McGiness – Assistant Coach (Defense)

John MacGiness, (Defense Coordinator) has 10 years experience as a player in Gridiron Victoria and is in the second year of his role as Defensive Coordinator. John is also the Head Coach of the Western Crusaders junior (14-18) team.

Geoff Woolard, who has over 25 years experience as both a player and a Coach in Gridiron Victoria and was last year granted life membership to Gridiron Victoria.

Brian Calloway, who hails from the United States, has played NCAA level football and specialises in coaching Defensive Line.

Paul Garnham, returns to the “CRU” after a couple of years of working overseas. Paul has served Gridiron Victoria and Gridiron Australia as a Referree official and as an assistant coach for a number of years. Paul will take over coaching the Special teams units.