Former Marauders’ quarterback Adam Archibald will step into the coaching role vacated by another McMaster passer, Kyle Quinlan.
Archibald will assume the duties of quarterback coach for the Ontario University Athletics Marauders for the 2015 season. Quinlan relinquished the position to take on head football coaching responsibilities for Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.
Archibald had a five-year career at McMaster from 2003-2007 when he wrote write his name across the Marauders record books. He currently sits third among McMaster passers with a career total of 6,313 passing yards, and fifth with 358 completions, while still holding the record for the longest completion in program history with a 108-yard touchdown in 2007.
Marauders head coach Stefan Ptaszek said Archibald “is a Team of the Decade member and brings a wealth of knowledge to our program.”
Archibald will have an immediate opportunity to groom a fresh starter under centre, as McMaster looks to a new quarterback following the graduation of Marshall Ferguson. It is a role that Ptaszek believed Archibald to be perfectly suited for.
“I am especially excited for our quarterbacks to witness Coach Archibald’s calm, confident and positive attitude on the field,” said Ptaszek. “I think he will be invaluable in managing a first-year starter, and the expectations for that position at McMaster.”