Wicked Teams Announce 2019 Coaching Staff

Members of the Wicked Juniors Competitive Ultimate teams have an exciting summer ahead of them with the announcement of a top-notch coaching crew.

The Wicked West and East coaches are bringing a combination of national-level coaching experience, long-time playing experience and an infectious enthusiasm for the game!

Meet our 2019 Coaches

Wicked West Head Coach: Erik Hunter

Erik Hunter started playing ultimate in high school after many years as a competitive hockey player. At first, he saw it as cross-training for his hockey career, but eventually his love of ultimate tipped the scales.

Still, he brings a bit of hockey to his game. He played defence in both sports, which has led to exemplary field sense, positioning and awareness—as well as a tendency to say “go to the net.”

Erik’s playing history has included stints as player, captain and coach on the Firebird, Blackfish, Furious George and Phoenix teams, as well as SFU, UVIC, the Nighthawks, Riptide, the Outlaws and Team Canada Beach Mixed.

As a coach, he led the BC Allstar Boys team to a gold and two bronze medals at CUC. His team Point Grey Trashcats won gold and silver at the BC High School Provincials. He also coached the SFU Clam for five seasons, Blackfish for three seasons—winning a silver at CUC—and was assistant coach for the Team Canada U20 team, which won a silver medal.

YouTube video of Erik: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1MDTDCDys

Wicked East Head Coaches: Sherri Ross and Darin Mellway

Sherri Ross has been a player and a captain in women’s competitive ultimate for 18 years, including six years at the elite level. Her teams have included Stella, the Capitals, Dame, Eclipse and others. She has won two golds at the Canadian National Championships and five or six finishes in the top three. She has also played in the World Club Championships and the US Club Nationals.

Her expertise includes leadership and strategic planning experience.

Wicked East Head Coaches: Sherri Ross and Darin Mellway

Darin Mellway has been playing ultimate for 20 years, mostly on upper and mid-level recreational teams. He has competed at the No Borders tournament with a Carleton University team; a London, Ontario team; and a number of rec teams.

Last fall, Darin competed in the mixed division at the Grand Masters Tournament in Montreal.

He has been coaching youth ultimate for the last eight years and helping out with field practice support for Wicked East for the past two years.