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Former Martensville Royals Football Coach Heads to the Huskies

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team is getting a new Offensive Assistant Coach, who is a very familiar face within our community. Lyle Evanisky is a teacher at Martensville High School and led the Royals High School Football Club as Head Coach for thirteen years.

Evanisky was a receiver for the Huskies from 2001-2005. He participated in three Hardy Cup champion teams and competed in three Vanier Cups during his time there.

Besides coaching the Royals football team, Evanisky states his coaching career started with the Huskie Sport Camps during the summer and the football Saskatchewan ID camps while playing with the Huskies. He joined the Aden Bowmen Bears as the receiver coach before becoming the Head Coach of the Elrose Eagles for one season during his internship.  After graduating from education in 2008, he was hired in Martensville as Head Coach of the high school football team.

“Coaching for the Huskies was always a goal of mine, but I was not sure if it would ever work out.  I did a lot of coaching at various levels such as; U18 Provincial Teams, Team Canada Flag, Valykries; while coaching the Royals to try and gain experience and prepare myself if the opportunity ever came up.” Because of not being able to play football last season due to COVID, it gave Evanisky a chance to work with the Huskies this past fall. “I feel fortunate that Coach Flory has asked me back.  I think that it was time for me make a move from the Royals. Change is never easy, but this does feel like the right thing for me at this time.”

Evanisky will be working with running backs and tight ends. When asked what he wants to bring to the team, he said he hopes to fill in whatever role is asked of him to help provide the best experience for the players as he had, and to help them win some football games, as well as bring some positive energy, an outside perspective, and good work ethic.

“I want to say a big thank you to all the former and current players of the Royals, all the coaches, parents, community members and businesses that supported us over the years.  Together we have built a strong program that created both great football players and great people.  I also want to say a big thank you to my parents.  They have been season ticket holders for the past 12 seasons and even made the road trips when possible.  Thank you to my fiancée, Chandra Groves, as she has helped me to make this decision and supported me along the way.”

Good luck in your future endeavors with the U of S Huskies Lyle. The Royals High School Football Club will miss you!

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