TRURO – Scott Annand has heard from many people his daughter Emily is a top defender for her Cobequid Cougars high school soccer team.
That’s just about all the 49-year-old Truro resident knows as he hasn’t
gotten to see her play in orange and blue. Her season has always clashed with his university football coaching duties.
But that’ll change this year, Emily’s senior campaign, as Annand takes over the reigns of the school’s football team.
“It’s a great fit with where I am right now and where the program is right now,” said Annand, who is also a physical education teacher at the school. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Annand brings a wealth of experience to the team. Aside from this becoming his third turn on the Cougars coaching staff, Annand has also served as receiver and defensive secondary coach for nine seasons with the St. Francis Xavier X-Men and 10 years as defensive line coach with the Saint Mary’s Huskies.
Annand has also worked with the Calgary Stampeders for the past three summers and another two with the Montreal Alouettes and has also worked with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
He’s coming off a season as defensive co-ordinator for the Mount Allison Mounties.
(See more in Tuesday's Truro Daily News)