Coach Sargeant is in his 21st year as Head Coach and 28th straight year as a coach with the Saskatoon Hilltops. He is proud to be connected to a great group of coaches and motivated players. This group has won 11 Canadian Championships since 2001 and 7 out the last 8 CJFL Canadian Championships.
Having completed his Level 4 through Football Canada, he has great respect for the Directorship which allows the coaching staff to work with US colleges and their coaching staffs to keep developing their football knowledge. Having had the opportunity to be a Head Coach in high school with the Evan Hardy Souls, he was very fortunate to be a part of 3 City Championships and 2 Provincial Championships.
As the team gets ready to attack the “Drive for 5” in 2018, Coach Sargeant knows his best fans Kris, Macy and Abby will be with him every step of the way. Away from football, Coach Sargeant is the Principal of Walter Murray Collegiate.
Jeff is Heading into his 17th season as a linebacker coach and tenth year as Defensive Coordinator for the Blue and Gold. He is thankful for the opportunity to work with a terrific group of passionate coaches along with a dedicated group of Directors who give tirelessly to provide a football environment second to none in Canada. Jeff believes that football is about more than X’s and 0’s and the grind of the game. The Hilltops believe in Team first, putting your ego in your back pocket and playing the game for your brothers.
Jeff never strays far from the football field, his full time job is Executive Director of Football Saskatchewan and over the past 7 or 8 years he has been a coach with the Saskatoon Valkyries. Over the past few years he has been fortunate to coach Senior Women’s Team Canada and Junior Men’s Team Canada, capturing two Silver and one Gold medal at the World Championships.
Jeff’s mom and children Wil and Beau have grown up as part of the Hilltop family. He would like to thank them for supporting him through the years.
This is Coach Reider’s second stint coaching the Hilltop quarterbacks. He started coaching with the Hilltops in 1994 and was part of the organization for 12 years. He returned last season and really enjoyed himself. Coach Reider’s Hilltop career began in 1986 as a player. Shane played 4 seasons for the Blue and Gold and moved on to play for the U of S Huskies.
After graduation from the College of Education, Coach Reider started his teaching career with the Saskatoon Public School Board and has taught at Mount Royal, Marion Graham and Centennial. Shane’s passion is traveling and camping with his wife Reanne and children Trey and Logan.
Heading into his 19th year as the Defensive Backs coach with the Blue and Gold Coach Turkington is excited to continue to contribute to the winning tradition of the Saskatoon Hilltops led by Coach Sargeant and the Directorship. He takes a great deal of pride in working with these young men helping to develop strong character on and off of the football field and creating relationships that extend beyond just football.
Coach Turkington has a strong respect for the Hilltop tradition and believes in the lessons that football teaches, he has been a proud player and coach and still brings this sense of pride to practice and games every week. Away from the field Coach Turkington works as Operations Manager at Hamm Construction.
His wife Joyce is his biggest fan being a huge support system for Coach Turkington being a major part of a career that has included 11 Canadian Championships. His children Hannah and Evan have grown up as Hilltop fans, Hannah rarely missing a game and Evan becoming involved as both a player and assistant in recent years.
Donnie Davidsen is honoured and humbled to be heading into his 15th year coaching with the Saskatoon Hilltops, the last 12 as the offensive line coach.
Donnie is also a teacher and the head football coach at Bishop James Mahoney High School and has taught and coached football at the high school level for over 25 years.
Donnie and his wife Rhonda have been married for 27 years and have two children; Boston and Peyton. They enjoy watching and supporting their kids activities in the rinks, on the fields and on the courts throughout saskatoon and the province.
Ben Hodson is entering his second year coaching with the hilltops assisting with the offensive line. After playing five years with the hilltops from 2010-2014, Ben is happy and honoured to be back with such a great organization.
Ben has coached various teams at the 6 aside level and as well he has returned to coach the junior football program at his former high school Holy Cross.
Coach Fisher enters his fifth season and fourteenth overall coaching with the Blue and Gold. Dave’s first nine years were spent as the Offensive Line coach from 1998-2006. One of Coach Sarge’s original staff members, Fisher has made the transition to the defensive side off the ball, where he has spent the last four years working with the defensive line.
Honoured to represent the rich Hilltop tradition, Fisher has contributed to eight National Championship teams, one as a player (1991), and seven as an assistant coach. A Vanier Cup Champion (1996) and former head coach of both Mount Royal and Centennial Collegiate (City Champions 2010), Fisher has committed the last 25 years to coaching young men the values and teamwork required to compete at the highest level.
In support, you will find wife, Patti, daughters Emma and Olivia, and son Davey cheering on the Toppers in their quest for a fifth straight CJFL Championship. Away from the game, Coach Fisher is currently the Vice Principal at Nutana Collegiate.
André is entering his fourth year as Running Back coach with the Hilltops. He has also coached with the Saskatoon Valkyries, Holy Cross Jr Football team, and U16 North Saskatchewan team.
The passion for football began when André played with the Tisdale Tornados high school team from 2006-08 and grew stronger when he was fortunate enough to play with the Hilltops from 2009-13. His playing career finished with two years with the U of S Huskies 2014-15.
Barclay enters his second season as the Hilltop Receivers/ Ice Conditioning Coach. He brings a great passion, knowledge, and excitement to the program. Barclay comes to the Hilltops after broadcasting games for Hilltops and Huskies over the past ten years.
He has been a fixture in the local sports community coaching baseball, hockey, fastball, and basketball. In his playing days, the Holy Cross grad was a leader with the U of S Huskies Football program. He played defensive back for five years, 1982 through 1986.
Barclay was known for his toughness and tenacity as well as well as his great passion for the game. Barclay graduated from the U of S with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Public Administration. He went on to own and operate his own businesses spanning the western provinces over the past 25 years.
Barclay has been married to his wife, Kelly, for 26 years. They have two children, Kennedy and Wyatt.
Bruce is in his second year as life coach with the Hilltops. He created a program for the Hilltops called Beyond the H which focuses on the well- being of the players on a personal level away from football.
He speaks once a week during the season on a wide range of life topics such as character, empathy, or mental health. He then invites the players to reach out and talk about life’s challenges away from the field.
The first year of the program was a big success with several players reaching out for help. His philosophy mirror’s the Hilltops “Our goal is to affect positive change in these young men, we expect them to grow as people both on and off the field.”
He was honored to be asked on the staff by Coach Sargeant and understands the rich Hilltop tradition.
Bruce is an owner of Rempel Brothers Construction and he and his family have supported minor sport in Saskatoon since 1963.