Nagy back at Sun helm

The most successful coach in Okanagan Sun history is rejoining the BCFC football club.

Lawrence Nagy, who led the team to its only two national titles in 1988 and 2000, will take over as general manager. He was installed Tuesday, replacing Jay Christensen, who stepped away from the club after many years with the team.

“I am extremely excited to be handing over the general manager duties to Lawrence Nagy," said Christensen. "He not only has the commitment it takes to be successful, but also understands the culture we have that makes this the premier destination for Canadian Junior Football players. For myself, I look forward to taking on some special projects that will see a resurgence of fan excitement at the Apple Bowl.”

Along with his two national championships, Nagy also coached the team to five B.C. titles. He was inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame as a builder in 2011.

Nagy says he has some big shoes to fill.

"As the general manager of the Okanagan Sun football team, I look forward to carrying on where Jay has left off," said Nagy.

"We will need to find a new head coach as soon as possible. This process is in place and looks very promising. In the interim, we’ll need to make sure that the whole Okanagan Sun family is secure and informed."

Nagy says the goal remains the same for the franchise – the quest for a Canadian championship.

"I am totally dedicated to this goal," he said.

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