Head Coach Dave Spence

Current TeamFort McMurray Monarchs

Dave Spence was named Head Coach of the Fort McMurray Monarchs in December 2014. In 2015 Spence led the Monarchs to an 8-2 record and an AFL Championship game appearance. He was also named 2015 Alberta Football League Outstanding Coach of the Year. In 2016 the Fort Mcmurray monarchs went 10-1 and were named Alberta Football League Champions. The Monarchs claimed the CMFL National Championship with a win over the defending National Champions, the GTA All Stars. Spence was named Coach of the Year for the Alberta Football League in 2016.

Coach Spence previously coached the Northern Football Conference (NFC) Montreal Transit team to a 23-1 record and back to back National Championships in 2013 and 2014. He was the Northern Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2013 and in 2014. Spence began his USPORTS(CIS) career in 2006-2012 with the Concordia Stingers and was responsible for the Wide Receivers and Returners and played a big part in recruiting. At Concordia, Spence had 8 WR’s play in the East-West Bowl, 2 All-Canadians, 3 RSEQ All-stars and 4 CFL draft picks. Most notable are Cory Watson, currently of the Edmonton Eskimos and Kris Bastien, currently of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Liam Mahoney WR, also a Concordia graduate was drafted and played for Winnipeg, Hamilton and Ottawa. Spence also Coached Wide Receivers, Returners at McGill University in 2013.

As a player (WR, PR, KR), Spence played for the Vanier College Cheetahs before receiving a scholarship to Idaho State University to play in the NCAA. Spence concluded his University career with the Concordia Stingers in 1999 and spent some time with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in 2000.