After competing against Wilfrid Laurier for much of the last decade, Michael Faulds has officially been introduced as the new Manager of Football Operations and Head Coach of the Golden Hawks.

The Eden Mills-native was a former quarterback for the Western Mustangs and has spent the past three seasons as Offensive Co-ordinator of the York Lions.  During his tenure at York, the Lions were 3-21 and averaged 14.8 points per game, but also improved from 26th in the CIS in yards per game to seventh in the country.

The 28-year-old holds the all-time CIS passing record of 10,811 yards.  In 2009, he passed for 3,033 yards, also a record for a single season.  Faulds won Yates Cup MVP honours in 2007 and ’08 and was named the OUA’s outstanding player in 2009.

Laurier had received thirty applications for the head coaching job after longtime coach Gary Jeffries stepped down in November.  Faulds becomes the sixth Head Coach in the football team’s 52-year history.

Laurier opens the 2013 campaign on Sunday, August 25th at Guelph.