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Coach Kick Elite Specialists Coaches

CKES is based on the belief that our players' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our players join our team because of the past success CKES has accomplished with amateur and professional athletes.

Ken Urqhart

28 All-Canadians              

58 OUA All Stars                                       

3 Vanier Cup’s                                     

  • Top 5 overall Kickers & Punters in the CIS of all time developed under Coach Kick’s Summer Development Program during their CIS career.       

  • Who all played in the CFL or/and received an NFL tryout.  

PAST CKES RECORD HOLDERS (Click for record list)

*Most CIS Career Points (Lirim Hajrullahu- 422 points)

*Most Points in a Season by a Kicker (Lirim Hajrullahu- 131 Points)

*Most Field Goals in a Season (Daniel Ferraro- 26)

*Highest CIS Punting Average in a Season (Mike O'Brien- 47.1 Avg.)

*2nd Most Field Goals in a Game-6 Field Goals by three CKES Kickers (Frank Jagas, Darryl Wheeler, Lirim Hajrullahu) 

*3rd CIS Most Field Goals in a Career (Lirim Hajrullahu- 77)

Dave Carnaffin

Toronto Argonauts & Ottawa Rough Riders 

York Catholic Region District School Board Teacher

Darryl Wheeler

Kicking and coaching is something that has been developed over the almost 20 years now being involved in kicking. After graduating from Saltfleet, I went onto the University of Toronto where I was named the rookie of the year. From there I signed a full NCAA scholarship to Utah State University as a kicker spending two years there. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers picked up my rights after being named the 4th rated special teams player in the CFL draft. In 2008,  I signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and attended training camp. I attended Western  from 2008-2011. During my time there I was named a two- time 2nd team All-Canadian as a punter, a two-time 1st team OUA All-Star as a punter. I own the USports playoff record and co-own the Western record for field goals in a game with 6, and record 22 field goals in a play-off season. I won two Yates Cups and went to a Vanier Cup. I had three seasons at Western averaging over 41 yards per punt and garnered many OUA special teams player of the week awards.


After graduating with an Honours Health Science and Bachelor’s of Education degree, I began coaching at in 2012 as an assistant special teams coach at Western.  I have coached multiple USports All-Stars including Marc Liegghio, Nathan Mesher, TJ Morton, Keiran Burnham, Ryan Lambert, Findlay Brown, Mike Domagala, Zack Mederios . At Western, I coached CIS career points record holder and two-time OUA All-Star and 2013 2nd team All-Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu. Lirim has gone onto the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Argonauts and currently the Hamilton Tigercats. Lirim has been named a division All-Star, Rookie of the year and is a Grey Cup Champion. Currently at Western I coach Mustangs kicker Marc Liegghio. Liegghio owns the USports records for consecutive field goals with 22 and the USports records for points in a season. Liegghio was a 2016 and 2017 OUA All-Star and a 2017 All-Canadian as a kicker.

In 2015 I was invited as a guest coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for one week during the regular season.  As a coach, I have won two Yates Cup, and this past season won a Vanier Cup as part of the Western Mustangs coaching staff. I currently coach many of the top kickers in Canada as part of CKES year round across Southwestern Ontario.

Lirim Hajrullahu

Lirim Hajrullahu, Masters Degree in Coaching

2020- NFL  

LA Rams, NY Jets, & Philadelphia Eagles


Grey Cup Champion 2017

2014-2019- CFL 

-Hamilton Tiger-Cats

-Toronto Argonauts

-Winnipeg Blue Bombers


-2019 East Division All-Star

-2016 East Division All-Star

-2014 West Division Special Teams Player of the Year


Toronto Argonauts 2016:

- Most Outstanding Canadian

- Most Outstanding Special Teams Player


Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2014: 

- Most Outstanding Rookie 

- Most Outstanding Canadian 

- Most Outstanding Special Teams Player        


Sr. Team Canada 2011

Jr. Team Canada 2009 (2nd team All-World)

*CFL Highest Field Goal % by a Rookie (87%)

*Most Career Points in the CIS History (422 points)

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