One of the most decorated and respected coaches in BC High School Football, Denis Kelly is perhaps best known for starting the football program at W.J. Mouat Secondary School in 1987.
Denis, who spent his playing days at Simon Fraser University, brought a school with a historically small population base and guided them to success at the highest level of competition turning the program into a powerhouse. In total, Denis won six provincial championships with the school including three at the varsity level, two at the junior varsity level and one at the Grade 8 level.
Denis departed from W.J. Mouat in 2015 and spent one season working as a co-offensive coordinator with the SFU Clan and another season as the offensive coordinator at St. Thomas More. As of 2017, he is the head coach at Notre Dame Regional Secondary.
Prior to beginning the program at W.J. Mouat Secondary, Denis had brief coaching stints at Vancouver College and Notre Dame Regional Secondary.
Denis has also been known to lend his time and expertise to helping Team BC provincial team programs and has also served as a guest coach at BC Lions training camp. He was honoured at the Scholastic Coach of the Year at the 2008 Orange Helmet Awards.