Coaches

John Moore
HEAD COACH AND OFFENSIVE CO-ORDINATOR
John Moore

Coach Moore started his football career as a defensive lineman for the Kent Mustangs, and then joined the Exiles for a year to finish his career.


Coach Moore then began his coaching career, firstly at the Kent Falcons then joining the fledgling East Kent Mavericks where he first coached the offensive and defensive lines before moving into a co-ordinator role and ultimately becoming their Head Coach.


Looking to learn more Coach Moore then joined the Exiles to coach Offensive Line in a higher division, his skills were soon being utilised as Offensive Co-Ordinator, and then the Exiles were pleased to be able to promote John to Head Coach in 2014.

   
DEFENSIVE CO-ORDINATOR
Jason Pearson

Playing Career
 
- Medway Mustangs Youth flag and Youth Kitted Linebacker
- Medway Mustangs Senior Kitted Linebacker
- Awarded Medway Mustangs Defensive Rookie and Player of the year
- Invicta Eagles Linebacker and Safety
 
Coaching Career
 
- Medway Mustangs Youth Kitted Linebacker Coach
- Great Britain Youth Defensive Coach
- Hertfordshire Hurricanes Defensive Backs Coach (2 seasons)
- Hertfordshire Hurricanes Defensive Co-Ordinator (1 season)
- East Kent Mavericks Defensive Co-ordinator (2 seasons)
- East Kent Mavericks Head Coach (1 season)

Coaching Highlights
 
- Coached by Hofstra Uni HC Mickey Kwiatkowski (81-89) and DC Jeff Enck
- Coaching GB Youth in Dusseldorf at the European Championships
- Won 3 consecutive National Championships with Hertforshire Hurricanes
- Coaching under Jim Messenger at Herts for three years
- Meeting Jim Tomsula (Now 49ers HC) at coaching clinic in South London
- Visiting Hofstra staff and HC Dave Cohen for two days in Long Island
   

OFFENSIVE LINE
Sean Mitchell

Sean joins the Exiles with a wealth of coaching experience, most recently with the Wembley Stallions, Sussex Thunder and London Olympians. His passion for developing linemen will be a great asset to our unit.

   
Zac Ritchie
 
QUARTERBACKS
Zac Ritchie
 
Originally from USA, Zac started playing organised ball when he was just 12 back in 1993. He went on to have a successful high school career in Ohio and had great interest from several Division 1 schools until injury prevented him continuing in 1999.
 
After moving to the UK in 2008, it wasn't until 2010 that he accidentally stumbled upon the Kent Exiles website, initially looking for a basketball team to join. He was surprised to find out not only did an American Football team exist in the UK but also an entire league!
 
Zac had an exceptional season in 2015, leading the Kent Exiles Adult Team to SFC2 Division Champions and a promotion to Division 1 for 2016. It was also a personal best with 36 touchdowns, only 8 interceptions, over 2000 yards and a NFL QB rating of 103. 
 
Whilst not having any official coaching training, Zac has gained an incredible amount of knowledge growing up around American Football his entire life. He has stepped up and taken the responsibility of becoming our QB Coach and intends to continue with a plan of implementing a structure throughout all Exiles levels.
   
Peter Cook
 
WIDE RECEIVERS
Peter Cook
 
Pete became involved in the British Football scene relatively late in life, although he has been an NFL fan for years and played Wide Receiver for 2 seasons with the Exiles.
 
Having been a tennis coach and PADI Scuba Instructor since 1997, the physical instruction side of sport was very familiar, and a move into Coaching at the Exiles ensued.
 
Kent Exiles Adult Receivers Coach (2012-Present)
Kent Exiles Junior Offensive Co-Ordinator (2014-Present)
   

RUNNING BACKS
Nick Cullen

Nick coached the Blitz under 19 team from 2012 until 2016, winning the National Championship in both 2014 and 2015 as Offensive Co-ordinator, and learnt a great deal having been involved in such a good programme.

Prior to his time at the Blitz Nick played for the UEA Pirates from 2008 until 2012 and was a Team Captain. But Nick started his career here at the Exiles, having played on our Junior team from 2005 until 2007, where he was again a Team Captain.

   
Karl Waite
LINEBACKERS
Karl Waite
 
Karl started playing American Football at the age of 19 with the SMC Admirals. After 3 years he moved on to join the London Olympians and for 16 seasons contributed to many BritBowl wins and a Euro Cup. Karl was with the team when they went 7 undefeated.
 
After taking a couple of years out, Karl joined the Kent Exiles. With over 4 seasons experience, he has become a valuable asset as a "Player Coach" and won "Coaches Player of the Year".
 
Karl has since taken sole responsibility of Linebacker Coach and continues to play a vital role in team improvement and performance.                
   
Manny Oyewole

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Manny Oyewole

Coach Manny joined the Exiles after a stellar playing career with the London Olympians which saw him win several British and European Championships. Coach Manny also played professionally in Germany before joining the Exiles.

   
DEFENSIVE BACKS
Carl Cahoon
 
Carl is a Britball veteran, having played for the London Olympians from 2000-2007 and winning 6 Britbowl Championships in that time. Carl then played for the Exiles until 2014.
With a strong, young group of defensive backs on the team Carl will now concentrate on passing his vast experience on alongside fellow DB’s coach Manny Oyewole.
   
 

DEFENSIVE LINE
Vacancy

Contactus@kentexiles.co.uk if you would like to apply

   

OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT - OFFENSIVE LINE
Jim Young

Jim joins the Exiles after a number of years away from the game, having formally been a player and coach at the Kent Mustangs. Jim’s passion is the offensive line, and he will work with Coach Mitchell whilst renewing his coaching qualifications.

   

OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT - QUARTERBACKS
John Slade

John joined the Exiles after a number of years out of the game, he previously played for the City of London Stags. John works with Coach Ritchie and the Quarterbacks and is a Level 1 qualified coach.

   

Staff

Claire Pester
SIDE
Claire
Pester
Stuart Vickers
SIDE
Stuart
Vickers
Martin Jefkins
SIDE
Martin
Jefkins
David Pester
SIDE
David
Pester
Peter Jefkins
SIDE
Peter
Jefkins
Ted Smith
SIDE
Ted
Smith
Mary Smith
SIDE
Mary
Smith
Sandy Pearson
SIDE
Sandy
Pearson
Patricia Yorke
SIDE
Trish
Bainbridge
Julian Coates
STATISTICIAN
Julian
Coates
Patricia Yorke
STATISTICIAN
Andrew
Bunting
Alan Vant
PHOTO
Alan
Vant
Kieron Hyams
WEB
Kieron
Hyams
WEB
Mark
Lawrence

 


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