Saint Mary’s football coach James Colzie III.

Scoring a New Football Coach

By Suzanne Robicheau | spring 2016

As a collegiate football player and coach, James Colzie III accrued a wealth of experience by taking part in two national championships, six conference titles, and 12 bowl games. As the new head coach of the Saint Mary’s Huskies football program, he’ll put that experience to good use bringing Huskies football back to prominence in the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).

Colzie debuted as a player at Florida State University, winning a National Championship in 1993. A 15-year coaching career in the southern United States took him to Florida International University, Valdosta State University, University of West Georgia, and Southern Arkansas University. He comes to Saint Mary’s fresh from the University of British Columbia, where he spent last season as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs’ coach.

“Coach Colzie’s vast experience in football as a player, coach, and recruiter makes him the right fit to lead the Huskies football program,” says Kevin Downie, Saint Mary’s Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Campus Notes: “I give because I believe in Saint Mary’s University.”

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