Jason Terris


Head Coach | Defensive Line

email: jterris@monctonmustangs.com

Record as head coach:

MFL Seasons: 4 (2016-2019)
MFL Record: 23-6-1
​MFL Championships: 2 (2017, 2019)
MFL Coach of the Year: 3 (2016, 2017, 2018)

Coach Terris has resumed his tenure as head coach of the Mustangs after a year hiatus to focus on personal issues. He has also coached in the Atlantic Football League, NBIAA, GMFA, FNB High Performance U16, and has guest coached in USports at St.FX X-Men spring training camps. His proudest accomplishment is building the Mustangs from a last place team in 2015 to the perennial championship program it is in 2022. He gives all the credit to God and all the people that have supported and contributed to the vision and culture along the way.

As a product of Riverview High School, Terris has been with the Moncton senior football program since it began in 2001 as a player and moved to the sidelines in 2016. During his year hiatus in 2021 he returned to the field one last time. As a senior football player, Terris won 6 Championships. For individual awards he won a Defensive League MOP, DL MOP, all-star nods, and was included on the MFL All-Decade team. Terris was inducted as a member of the Mustangs Hall of Fame in 2017. Terris was a member of the 2001 Saint Mary's University Vanier Cup national championship team and the team was inducted into the Saint Mary's University Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. In 2007, Terris also represented his country in a senior international bowl vs Team USA in Las Vegas.

Jason is a civil engineering technologist by trade and is engaged to be married in 2022 to his beautiful fiancé, Nadine.


National Coaching Certification Program No.: 1243905

Football Safe Contact

Competition Introduction Linebackers Workshop

Competition Introduction Offensive Line Workshop

Competition Introduction Receivers Workshop

Head Coach Workshop

Chris Gaines


Assistant Head Coach | Linebackers

This is Coach Gaines' 6th season as LB coach and first as the Assistant HC. Chris has 3 championships as a coach and 3 as a 2x MFL All-Star Offensive Guard. He also currently coaches at Riverview High School.


Chris played high school football at Moncton High where he would win a NBIAA provincial championship. After graduation he returned to assistant coach the Purple Knights and win another two provincial titles. Chris also has experience coaching in the Atlantic Football League and the GMFA. 


Chris also serves the Mustangs on the executive board as Director of Player Personnel and is the Content Manager of the Mustangs social media accounts.


Football Safe Contact

Introduction to Competition

Rob Weir


Offensive Coordinator


Jason Murphy


Defensive Coordinator

Tyler Cameron


Special Teams Coordinator

Defensive Back Coach

Matt McKinley


Special Teams Coordinator

Receivers Coach

Corey Lirette


Offensive Line Coach

Aubrey Ellis


Running Backs Coach

Leslie Greene


Receivers Assistant

Allain Bourque


Defensive Backs Assistant

Chad Anderson


Defensive Line Assistant

Joshua Scott


Defensive Backs Assistant

Nathen Trites


Offensive Assistant

Ben O'Donnell


Assistant Coordinator Offense/Defense

Trevor Robichaud


Strength and Conditioning Coach


Strength and Conditioning Consultant

This is Evan's first season working with the Mustangs S&C staff to prepare our players for competition. Obtaining an honour's degree in Strength and Conditioning training, he quickly applied science to practice by assisting in the S&C training for CFL Pro, and AUS Football Athletes. Recognizing that there was a missing link, Evan took the time to get certified as an FRC mobility specialist, ensuring the correct program design for his athletes. Evan has a calm and encouraging nature which offers an organic balance to the high-octane output from elite athletes.


Certified Strength and Conditioning Trainer

FRC Mobility Specialist

Staff Structure

The structure of the staff is as follows:


HC - Jason Terris

     > AHC - Chris Gaines

     > OC - Rob Weir

          > Position Coach (QB) - Rob Weir

          > Position Coach (WR) - Matt McKinley

               > WR Assistant - Leslie Greene

          > Position Coach (RB) - Aubrey Ellis

          > Position Coach (OL) - Corey Lirette

          > Offensive Assistant - Nathen Trites

     > DC - Jason Murphy

          > Position Coach (DB) - Tyler Cameron

               > DB Assistant - Allain Bourque

          > Position Coach (LB) - Chris Gaines

          > Position Coach (DL) - Jason Terris

               > DL Assistant - Chad Anderson
          > Defensive Assistant - Joshua Scott
     > Assistant Coordinator Offense/Defense - Ben O'Donnell

     > Special Teams Coordinator (Punt Return, Kickoff) - Tyler Cameron

     > Special Teams Coordinator (Punt, KOR) - Matt McKinley

     > Special Teams Coordinator (FG/PAT) - Rob Weir

          > ST Blocking Coach - Aubrey Ellis

          > ST Coverage and Tackling Coach - Jason Terris

          > ST Kicking group Coach (K, P, LS, Holder) - Rob Weir

          > ST Returners Coach - Joshua Scott

     > Strength and Conditioning Coach - Trevor Robichaud

          > S&C Consultant - Evan Cormier

          > Assistant S&C Coach - Aubrey Ellis