The Regina Thunder Football Club is proud to announce that Adrienne Zuck has joined its staff as a defensive back coach for the 2022 PFC season. It is believed that Zuck is the first full-time female coach in CJFL history.
“Coach Zuck is energetic, methodical, very knowledgeable and has a passion to learn,” said head coach Scott MacAulay. “She is simply a good coach working hard to become great.”
Adrienne Zuck had an outstanding career as an all-star linebacker with Regina Riot of Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL). She was a key factor in the Riot’s three WWCFL championships (2015, 2017, and 2018). For her exceptional efforts and leadership, Zuck was the Riot’s most valuable player in 2019.
“My football career started in 2011, which was the inaugural year of the Regina Riot, said Zuck. “I played a total of nine seasons of football, won three championships with the Riot and two silver medals, playing defensive back for Team Canada in the IFAF senior women's world championships in 2013 and 2017.”
Zuck began her coaching football in Regina Minor Football before moving to the high school ranks with Thom, Winston Knoll and Campbell. In 2022 she returned to the Regina Riot as a coach.
In addition to coaching football Zuck, has gained valuable experience coaching gymnastics and wrestling at the high school and university levels.
A top-rated wrestler in high school, Zuck graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and then added a master’s degree from the University of Regina to her professional credentials.
Away from the field and working as a nurse practitioner at Four Direction Community Health Centre, Zuck enjoys spending time with her two young children and common law husband Catlin Kezama.
For coach and player interviews during the Family Plumbing and Heating Training Camp please contact:
Regina Thunder - Team Manager