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York University

Head Coach

Warren Craney

York University

Warren Craney Head Football Coach

Coach Profile

Warren Craney joined the Lions football team as head coach in 2010 and is the ninth coach in program history. He is also the team’s defensive coordinator.

In addition to his tremendous work with the Lions, Craney has asserted himself as one of the top coaches in the country during his nearly two-decade-long career. For example, in 2013 he was named the head coach of the Canadian Junior National Team for the 2014 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) U19 world championship.

Craney came to York from Concordia University, where he spent seven seasons as the defensive coordinator, and three before that as the defensive line coach.

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  • Ontario, ON (Canada)
  • Warren Craney, HFC/DC
  • Mike Comeau, OC
  • Duane John, AOC/Receivers
  • Ray Gagnon, STC/LBs
  • Tom Norwell, AHC/LBs
  • Bob Rainford, QBs
  • Brent Weir, OL
  • Adrian Dutchak, RBs
  • Modibo Sidibe, DBs
  • Jon Kronemeyer, QBs
  • Roy Venier, Kickers
  • Barry Klimas, Recruiting/DA
  • Tempest FX
  • 2 up, 3 down
  • Lion
  • Red & White
Notable Alumni
  • Jeff Johnson, CFL
  • Andre Durie, CFL
  • Ricky Foley, CFL
  • Adam Henrich, EIHL
  • Rachel McAdams, Actress
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York University has set some challenging, but attainable goals for the coming football season. Head Coach Warren Craney has been in the process of building a winning program since his arrival in 2010. Today, the development plan is already in full motion and showing signs of success.

One of those winning strategies has been York’s choice of Tempest FX for their sideline communications system. “From the time we got Tempest FX, to helping set up, to issues on game day, the service was unbelievable. Its sound quality and the SmartBoom® technology make a big difference on the sideline,” says Coach Craney.

York football is committed to moving their program forward. With the guidance of Coach Craney’s leadership, there has been significant improvement. He has assembled one of the strongest coaching staffs in the conference, drawing attention to the Lions by attracting strong recruiting classes for three straight years. The coaching staff at York is committed to developing elite level student-athletes. The Lions are anticipating a winning season and hope to participate in the playoffs, starting with the quarter–finals on November 1, 2014.

“CoachComm definitely makes coaching on game day easier.”

According to Coach Craney, “CoachComm definitely makes coaching on game day easier.” CoachComm offers custom configurations that meet both program and budget needs with premium technology and unsurpassed audio quality, as well as excellent game day support. Join CoachComm in supporting York University as they play their way to become a top contender in their league.