Jerry Mulliss

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A native of England who immigrated to Canada in 1966, Jerry Mulliss’ long run in football began in 1968 coaching with Point Grey minor and playing for the intermediate Burnaby Barons. He then went on to coach with Westside Minor, before rising through the coaching ranks starting with high school football as head coach at St. Thomas More Colleagiate (1975-1979) then in the university ranks as an assistant coach with Simon Fraser University.

Mulliss would find his way into the operational side of the game, working as the director of marketing for both the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the BC Lions. But coaching remained a calling and he would find himself back in that familiar position by 1988 at Holy Cross Regional Secondary as an assistant coach (1988-1990) and head coach (1990). Around this same time, he also became president of Football BC, the governing body of the sport in British Columbia, in 1990 and held that position until 2000. He was also a member of Football Canada at this time.

Jerry would join the UBC Thunderbirds from from 1991 to 1996, before becoming head coach of the Abbotsford Air Force junior football team from 1997 to 1998.

He would once again return to UBC, this time as an assistant coach, in 2001-02 before then turning his attention to supporting other coaches in the game by teaching Level 3 football certification for Football Canada from 2002 to 2005.

Jerry would return to the high school ranks in 2010 with Seaquam Secondary, guiiding them to a provincial AA championship in 2016. He would join South Delta Secondary in 2017 where, as of 2022, he continues to coach as an offensive coordinator and co-head coach.

Over his illustrious career, he has been honoured as a BC High School Football lifetime member (2018), a AA Orange Helmet Award in 2016 (as a result of his provincial championship), as well as named a recipient of the Bob Ackles Lifetime Award by the Orange Helmet Awards.