VARSITY STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
Coach Gretes is happy to announce the Ed Babin and Trevor Thompson have joined his Varsity Staff. Both are extremely experienced MTW coaches.
Coach Babin has been a coach with MTW since 2010 with experience at all three levels including head coaching positions at the Bantam and JV levels, most recently the OC for the 2016 Varsity team. In 2013 Coach Babin was selected by his peers in the OVFL as JV Coach of the Year and led the Wettges Conference All Stars in the 2014 All Star Prospects Game.
Off the field Coach Babin is a practiced complex litigation lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Canada. He is currently a partner in Babin Bessmer Spry a renowned Toronto legal firm where he is recognized in the publication “Best Lawyers in Canada” as a leading commercial and cross-border litigation lawyer. Ed has also handled numerous sports-related matters, including on behalf of several National Hockey League Clubs, the Canadian Football League, and on behalf of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in the Ben Johnson case. Ed’s advice, contributions, sponsorship and hours of commitment to MTW was acknowledged in 2015 with the MTW President’s Award.
Ed, a former starting QB with the Concordia Stingers, is the father of three great former Wildcats. Justin, the MTW Hall of Famer and OVFL #1 receiver in 2009; Danny, an outstanding O linemen for the Cats at 3 levels and most recently the All Star defense back Luc presently at UBC.
Ed and MTW Board member Cathy Rober are also Board Members for the Tyson Bailey Fund.
Coach Thompson too has been with MTW for several years at several levels, most recently as the JV Head Coach in 2015. In 2014 Trevor worked as then JV Head Coach Babin’s defensive coordinator and also on the 2014 All Star squad in the same role.
Coach Thompson has also been an assistant Coach under Tom Gretes at Northern Secondary for many years, a school with arguably the richest football history in the GTA with 11 City Championships and 2 metro Bowl Titles.
Coach Thompson is a teacher at Northern and has been integral to MTW in securing the school’s gyms for the 2017 Winter Camp.
This Gretes-Babin-Thompson triumvirate of long experience and experience working together is sure do to MTW’s Varsity team in 2017-2018 very well!!!