(From L to R, DC Graham Jessett, STC Chris Howard, DL Coach Carl Hallinon, HC Steve Rains, OL Coach Michael Purdham, GA Oliver James)

Steve Rains

Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator

The 2017 season will be Rains' first season with the Thrashers. He has been coaching for over 30 years, most recently with the Farnham Knights before joining Solent. Coach Rains has recently achieved a promotion to the Southern Premiership of British American Football and has 3 National Championships and 7 Conference Championships to name a few.

Graham Jessett

Defensive Coordinator

Head Coach Steve Rains and Graham worked together at the Farnham Knights during the Championship seasons in 2000, 2004 and 2007 and they are delighted to be the OC/DC once again.

Chris Howard

Special Teams Coordinator & Running Back Coach

The Solent Thrashers announced the addition of Chris Howard to their coaching staff in 2018. Chris, after spending a considerable time with the Farnham Knights where he was most recently Head Coach of the Youth and Junior teams Chris joins the Thrashers as the SpecialTeams Co-ordinator and Running Backs Coach. 

Simon Srour

Defense Assistant Coach

Simon joins the Solent Thrashers from the Farnham Knights for the 2019 season. He is a former National Championship Player at junior and adult level as well as being a former National Junior Championship Winning Head Coach.

Michael Purdham

Offensive Line Coach

Oliver James

General Assistant Coach


Player Coach Line up

The seven dedicated coaches are joined by player coaches Paddy Tickner (LB), Brad Sawyers (QB), Dan McMillan (recently arrived from the London Warriors), Nathan Fulton (DL) and

Adam McClure (OL).

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