Peter Gabriel "Gabes"

Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Coach Gabes began his football playing days as a Frontenac Falcon. Under one the greatest coaches in Eastern Ontario, Coach Berk Brean, Gabes started his football journey in grade 9 and quickly excelled as a running back/full back, winning 3 championships and being named once as the rookie of the year and twice as the MVP, once in the jr program and in his final year at Frontenac as a senior.

Scouted by many schools, Coach Gabes played for the Carleton Ravens in the early 90’s. Being a versatile athlete, Gabes played many positions including fullback, TE, OL and special teams. In his first year he was able to play on special teams and became a starter in his second year!

After University Coach Gabes began to give back to his community by coaching at the high school level. After a few years in Kingston and then moving out west, Coach Gabes and his family settled in Belleville in 2003. Coach Gabes began his coaching career in Belleville as an assistant coach at Quinte Secondary. He moved into the role as Offensive Coordinator where he continues to coach to this day. He has also been involved with the Minor Football Program as well, coaching at the Bantam level. He has run numerous camps both at the grassroots level as well as the elite level challenging kids to reach there full potential.

Coach Gabes is extremely passionate about football and giving back to his community. His passion drives athletes to perform at their highest level. He loves paying it forward and excited about the opportunity that has been given to this community.

Scott Shortly

Defensive Coordinator

Coach Shortly began his coaching career as an assistant coach at both Jr. and Sr. levels at Quinte Secondary School. For 15 years he was the Defensive Coordinator and Special Teams coach there. Coach Shortly moved to Centre Hastings Secondary School in the fall of 2017 and is currently the Defensive Coordinator and Defensive special teams coach. He also spent many years coaching at the minor football level in Belleville where he continued to refine his knowledge on the fundamentals of this great game.

Coach Shortly continues to improve his football knowledge by attending various coaching clinics in Canada and in the United States, such as York University (NCCP certification), Penn State, and Notre Dame.

He is a graduate of the Crestwood Mustangs Football Program in Peterborough and former York Lions Football Program (formerly the York Yeomen) where he played one season as Middle Linebacker, Nose Tackle and Special Teams.

“I am very excited to be a part of the No Limits Youth Organization as the Defensive Coordinator of the Quinte Skyhawks Football Team in its inaugural season in the Ontario Football Conference.”

Justin Shakell "SHAKES"

Assistant Coach

Coach Shakes started his playing days in the Belleville Minor Football League in 1992.  From there he spent 5 years at Moira Secondary School playing football, basketball and competing in shot put and discus.

After High School he played 5 years at Wilfrid Laurier University as a Defensive End, defensive tackle, backup long snapper and backup punter.  

Coach Shakes now teaches at Quinte Mohawk school and has coached several years at the high school level, both at Moira and St Theresa’s Jr and Sr levels.

Annel Carbello "CARB"

Assistant Coach

Annel was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. His family immigrated to Canada in 1984. He grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and lived there until 2005. He first got involved with football when he was 6 years old playing Tyke football in the Hamilton Minor Football Assoc. Annel continued to play football through the years and attended Hill Park Secondary School in Hamilton. He played Running back/fullback as well as linebacker and safety high school. Continuing his football journey he also played in the OVFL for the Niagara Colts in 99 and for the Halton Invictas in 2001.

In 2000 Annel started coaching high school football in at Hill Park Secondary. He served as Offensive coordinator until 2004. He also coached Special teams for the Halton Invictas in 2002 and offensive coordinator in 2004. 12 January 2005 Annel swore into the Canadian Forces. He served as a medic through 2 tours in Afghanistan. He was then posted to Petawawa from 2006 until 2014. During that time in Petawawa He coached at Fellowes High school as a Defensive coordinator. In 2014 he was posted to Trenton and continued to serve in the military until February 2018. During his time in Trenton he continues to coach High school at Trenton High school as a Defensive coordinator.

Kaelen Fraser "TUG"

Assistant Coach

Kaelan has played both at the high school and at the Varsity level for the Kingston Grenadiers.

For the past four high school seasons Kaelan Fraser was the offensive line
coach and co-offensive coordinator at Centennial Secondary School,
contributing to three Bay of Quinte championships and one COSSA
championship.

He also held the same position for the SWE Chargers for the
past three seasons with the Belleville Minor Football League. Kaelan spent
last season with the Skyhawks and believes that football can be used to
teach young men the value of hard work, discipline, accountability, honour,
and teamwork.

Dan Pavlicik

Assistant Coach

At Centennial high school in Guelph Dan was an all-star basketball and football player being part of several championships. Dan was recruited to play QB at McMaster and U of G but instead chose to take a basketball scholarship at Concordia University in Montreal.  After being a starter and having a successful year in basketball reaching the Quebec finals Dan missed football and decided to “walk-on” to the football squad at Concordia the following year.

He made the starting line up and in his second and third seasons he was the Quebec all-star as an inside receiver and was drafted in the 5th round by the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.  Not making the final roster, Dan returned to Montreal and completed his Business Degree. He then had a 33 year career working for The Corporation of the City of Guelph.

To give back to the sport, he was a receiver coach at the U of G for 3 seasons and an OC at Guelph CVI, Centennial CVI and Trenton H S for about 25 seasons being part of 6 district championships.

Dan is now retired and resides in beautiful Wellington.  Looking forward to making a positive impact and mentoring the young men in the Skyhawks Football organization.