Jim is in his 5th year with the Calgary Jr. A Mounties. His extensive experience in corporate organization and business effectiveness and as Calgary Roughnecks Team Services Coordinator have helped structure the organization to effectively achieve its goal of helping our athletes continue development both as lacrosse players and as young men, and leave our program better prepared for the next step whether it is the NCAA, NLL or entering the business world. Jim’s strong diplomatic skills and passion for disciplined governance and organizational effectiveness have served him well as Director and President on various Boards.
Daryl has been involved in Junior sports for over 30 years, as a former WHL hockey player, early 80’s, a Director of Marketing with the Medicine Hat Tigers late 80’s, now a WHL Alumni Director. Daryl played one year of Lacrosse growing up, but fell in love with the sport when his son first joined the Mounties Jr A program in 2011 (now graduated). Daryl remains with the team, helping to develop and grow the program as Director-Stakeholder and Community Relations. Daryl is very excited about the 2016 Mounties and looks forward to the team challenging for the right to represent Alberta in the 2016 Minto Cup-Go Mounties.
Nearly 20 years ago, Drew like so many parents started helping out with his sons’ minor lacrosse teams. That lead to quite a few years on the Alberta Lacrosse Association’s executive developing the Team Alberta Program and focussing on the direction of Alberta Lacrosse. Drew has been involved wth the Mounties for seven years, first as a parent and subsequently as a director.
General Manager and Director of Player Development
Duane Bratt is a long-time player, coach, referee, and administrator in both box and men’s field. Duane started playing minor lacrosse in Calgary in 1975. He also played junior lacrosse with the Aurora Stallions JrB team, senior lacrosse in Alberta with the Calgary Mountaineers SrB team, and men’s field at the University of Windsor. At a national level, he is the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s National Resource Person for Coaching (designing coaching programs and developing resources) and the Chair of its Long-Term Athlete Development Committee. At a provincial level, he is currently the Vice-President for the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. Duane has been a Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator for well over a decade.
Duane coached for over two decades with the Calgary Sabrecats, Calgary Axemen, Calgary JrB Chill, Calgary SrB Mountaineers, and Calgary Field. He was the defensive coach for the JrA Mountaineers from 2011-2016 before leaving the bench to accept a position in the front office.
Highlights of Duane’s career include being awarded the James McFall Memorial Award to become a Life Member of the Alberta Lacrosse Association (2009), coaching the Calgary Boykiws to the Ross Cup – Canadian Senior A Men’s Field Lacrosse Champions (2010), receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in lacrosse (2012), and winning the Coach Developer of the year award from Alberta Sport Connection (2015).
Duane is also a professor of political science at Mount Royal University, married to Teresa, and father to Chris and Dorothy.
Darryl spent several years playing for the Sr B Mounties. With his background in accounting and wanting to give back to the game he enjoyed so much, Darryl join the Mounties in 2015 as Treasurer. He is excited to see the progress Jr A lacrosse and the Mounties have made in the last few years in Calgary.