Coach Kyle Liptak

Kyle Liptak has been coaching Central Alberta athletes for almost 20 years. Kyle started his football coaching career as the offensive coordinator for the Central Alberta Buccaneers where he was also one of the original players when it became an expansion franchise in the AFL. Kyle then sat as the President/Chair of the Buccaneers organization and later transitioned to being one of the franchise’s owners.

Following his years coaching the Central Alberta Buccaneers, Kyle was part of the Lindsay Thurber Raider’s coaching staff for 10 years before moving to Red Deer Minor Football where he started coaching his sons as the head coach of the RDMF Atom Packers. Currently, Kyle is the head coach of the Red Deer Pee Wee Hornets who are coming off an undefeated championship season. He will be entering his third year as head coach of the Hornets this upcoming season.
Kyle believes that the sport of football teaches athletes about much more than just the game. In his coaching, Kyle focuses on fundamentals, discipline, respect, safety, creating an enjoyable environment, and making the team and the game a place where players feel connected to something bigger than themselves. Kyle is motivated to give back to a community that gave him so much support through his youth. He has a desire to grow the sport of football in Central Alberta and give local athletes as much opportunity to succeed as possible.

“Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success.”