MARRIED TO THE SPORT AND ITS PLAYERS
Updated: May 5, 2018
To say that these next two coaches love football would be an understatement. They are so committed to the Valkyries that they are both slotted to marry into the Valkyrie family.
Running back coach, Andre Lalonde joined the Valkyries organization in 2017. His playing career is highlighted with 2 years with the U of S Huskies and 5 years with the Saskatoon Hilltops. As a teacher, and 2 year coach for the Hilltops, Andre is a
natural in his leadership role as coach despite being a self-proclaimed "shy coach". His love of football comes second only to fiancée Beth Thomson, a 7th year linebacker on our team.
Hilltops and Huskies alum Justin Filteau also joined the Valkyries in 2017 as line backer
coach after having watched his fiancée Shantel Stupnikoff play for the Valkyries in 2015 and 2016. "I wanted to pass along my knowledge to the players of today" says Filteau. "It's extremely rewarding to give back to the sport that gave me so much.
Both coaches dedicate a lot of their personal time to the Valkyries. We were so lucky and honoured to have them with us this past season and look forward to many future seasons together!
PS. Good luck in your wedding planning, we hear the colours green and white are in for weddings this year.