Shad McLachlan enters his nineth season as the Axemen’s linebacker coach and heads into his third season as the Defensive Coordinator.
A native of Torrance California, Shad spent three seasons playing LB for the Axemen. He was voted a first team All Canadian and the AUS Defensive player of the year in 03’. Following his time with the Axemen Shad spent three seasons playing professionally in Europe.
As a player and defensive coordinator he lead the Bern Grizzlies to a Swiss championship in 2007, and was voted the SAFV Defensive MVP. This past summer Shad was the Defensive Coordinator for the Danube Dragons of the European Football League.
Prior to coaching at Acadia Shad spent one season as the LB coach and Asst. Defensive coordinator at Torrance High School in Torrance California. Shad graduated from Acadia in 05’ BA History and just recently completed his Bachelor of Education in August 2010.