VINCENT MASSEY VIKINGS 2011 HALL OF FAME CLASS
2001 Vincent Massey Vikings - The Perfect Season
2011 marks the 10 year anniversary of the 2001 perfect season. The team set the standard for all Viking teams to follow with their incredible teamwork, commitment, and character. The team dominated the competition that year by going a perfect 10-0. The team outscored its opponents by 403 points to 169 points. 2001 also marked the first game in the Vincent Massey - Crocus Plains rivalry which is still strong today. All players and coaches who played on this team are invited to the inductee ceremony on September 22, 2011 to be honored by the Vincent Massey Vikings.
Shaun Cooper - Coach
Shaun Cooper joined the Viking Coaching staff in 2000 after a chance meeting with then Head Coach Kevin Grindey. Shaun Cooper was Defensive Coordinator for the Vikings from 2000-2004 helping the team capture 3 championships. Shaun was a tremendous coach who was both creative and inspiring. Coach Cooper was always able to get the best from his players, a sign of a great coach. His players loved his enthusiasm and his infectiously positive outlook on life. Coach Cooper’s players respected him so much because he was one of them, gritty, tough and relentless. Coach Cooper was meticulous in his development of schemes and systems and because of his athletic ability would lead the ghost offense against his defense. Coach Cooper always took the logical approach to coaching, forgoing more traditional coaching pedagogy. If it worked you used it if it didn’t you did something else. Coach Cooper’s results during his tenure were amazing, his defensive units were always prepared and in his 5 years of coaching, Massey dominatied on the defensive side. Coach Cooper also spent his time coaching youth football in Brandon and was instrumental in building the league in its infancy. Shaun currently resides in Calgary where he is married to his wife Cheryl. They have 3 children Ashley, Shealyn, and Mack.
Tim Feasby - Player 1998-2001
Tim Feasby was a 4 year starter for the Vikings. In grades 9 and 10 he was the starting Safety for a young Vikings squad. In grade 11 Tim moved to quarterback which was a natural position for him because of his ability and strong leadership skills. As both Safety and Quarterback Tim led the Vikings to 3 consecutive RMFL titles from 1999-2001. Tim dominated the RMFL with his strong arm and accuracy. In 2001 the team averaged over 50 points per game relying mostly on the passing combination of Tim and current CFLer Chris Bauman. Tim and Chris were the first offensive Vikings to make Manitoba’s Provincial football team. Tim was well loved by his teammates because of grit, determination, commitment, leadership and most of all his character. Tim led by example and his mere presence made the team better. Tim won the Viking most outstanding offensive player in 2000 and the Doug Steeves "All Heart" award in 2001. Tim moved on to play football at the University of Regina. Tim is currently an RCMP officer stationed in Lynn Lake Manitoba. Tim always stops by to visit and help the young Vikings whenever he is in town.
Paul Grindey - Coach/Builder
In 1997 Paul Grindey was instrumental in rejuvenating the Viking Football program. He helped set the foundation for what the Viking football program now stands upon. Paul was a defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator until he stepped down as coach in 2003. He was Chicago Bear Israel Idonije's first position coach. Paul was a tough but fair coach who was well respected by his peers. He is fondly remembered by his former players for his inspirational coaching and positive attitude. Paul is legendary in Viking lore for directing the famous D-line skits before every game and implementing the 4:00 club. Paul has left an indelible impact on Viking football and the team is very thankful for his many contributions. Paul is still a proud supporter of Viking football and attends every game he can. Paul is currently a Hydrologist for Environment Canada and lives in Winnipeg. He is married to Lisa and has 2 children Leif and Ireland.
Brent Moyer - Player 1997-2000
Brent Moyer played football for the Vikings from 1997-2000. Brent was an ironman player who played both running back and linebacker. He was relentless in his play and was great teammate. His positive attitude and love for his teammates was evident in every tackle and catch he made. He helped rebuild the Viking program and then led it into an era of dominance by helping the team capture its first 2 RMFL championships in 1999-2000. Brent was very easy to coach, a selfless player that would do whatever it took to help his team be successful. Never saying a bad word about anybody he led by example on the field. Brent was the go to guy when the game was on the line and is still remembered by 2 key catches that helped the Vikings secure the 2000 RMFL Championship. Brent also excelled in the classroom and was placed on the Vincent Massey Academic Honor Roll. In his graduating year Brent received the Doug Steeves "All Heart" Award - the team’s highest honor. Brent currently lives in Winnipeg with his wife Leslee and is employed at the Health Sciences Centre working as a Rehabilitation Clinician aiding people recovering from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and neuromuscular injuries.