About Hall Of Fame Coaching Program

The Team


Drew Carpenter: Co-founder

Drew Carpenter has over 2 decades of combined playing and coaching experience. Drew is a proud University of Calgary alumnus, having competed for 6 seasons with the Dinos from 2001 - 2006. He played multiple positions as a Corner, Wide-receiver, Kick-returner and Holder, achieving conference all-star honors in his final season on defense. Drew remains active as an alumnus, serving as a director of the 5th Quarter Alumni Association. He completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology with a major in Mind Sciences during his studies.

Drew’s coaching experience is also closely linked to the Dinos Football Program. Drew began coaching at the Dinos Development camps during the summers of his playing career. He spent 5 seasons as assistant Defensive Backs coach from 2008 – 2012 with the Dinos, winning 5 consecutive conference championships and participating in 2 Vanier cups. He also coached for the Junior Henry Wisewood Warriors and Calgary Midget Bulldogs, winning city championships with both teams.



Bruno Lindia is a University of Ottawa graduate and has been coaching football for over 25 years at all levels. He has enjoyed working primarily with amateur athletes and coaches. Bruno is the creator and co-founder of the Hall of Fame Coaching Program, which focuses on the accountability of coaching behavior in amateur sports. Having coached at the amateur and collegiate level including spending time in Europe, coaching is a true passion and a lifetime commitment for Bruno. His focus has always been on the mastery of the way the sport is played and how coaches need to communicate and behave to achieve success.

Bruno is a Level 3 NCCP certified Football coach, the co-author of the International best seller "Ten Discussion for Effective Leadership", a professional Speaker and Team Leadership Coach. He is also the President of DMA Global Ltd., a successful Professional Recruiting firm based in Calgary, Alberta.


Larry Ring: Chief Business Development Officer

Larry Ring has over thirty plus years of playing and coaching experience in several different sports at many different levels. A graduate of Bishop's University in Business Administration, Larry was an All Conference defensive player for the Gaiters and also played on the Varsity Hockey Team. A former Junior Hockey and top Rugby player, he was drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL and also played briefly with Montreal. Larry coached 15 years in the CIS, seven years as an Assistant Coach with McGill (5) and Concordia (2) and eight seasons as the Head Coach of the University of Ottawa Gee Gees. As a Defensive Coordinator he was part of the 1987 McGill Redmen Vanier Cup Championship Team and as a Head Coach with the Gee Gees his team won three consecutive conference titles and made a trip to the Vanier Cup. He was a Coach of the Year recipient while at U Ottawa and also created the U Ottawa Football Program's first Alumni Group, the 13th Man. After coaching in the CIS he became the Technical Director of Football Canada, tasked with working closely with the National Coaching Certification Program and was engaged in the first Level 1V National Coaching Program.

He has been a longtime Community Coach and Board Member, engaged in Soccer, Basketball, Hockey and Football at the grass roots level. Larry has coached many teams and worked as the VP Competitive on several Community Sport Boards, selecting and training volunteer coaches. He has coached young girls and boys from ages 7-18 yrs and believes this is where character and leadership skills are developed. Currently he is the Offensive Coordinator for the Cumberland Panthers Junior Varsity Football Club, a team of kids 15-16 yrs of age who captured the Ontario Provincial Championship in 2017. A strong devotion and enthusiasm for sport, the benefits of playing sport and developing lifelong skills and friends is one of his greatest passions. Two of his favourite sayings are , nobody cares what you know until they know you care and it's all about coaching. He strongly believes positive coaching makes a positive difference to a young athlete and he hopes to help Hall of Fame Coaching grow the village and help make a difference.


Vincenzo's passion is to unleash the potential amateur athlete. He understands that pivotal role that coaches, parents, and associations have on the successful behavior of athletes and coaches. Vincenzo Aliberti played soccer at Oakland University, where they went to 4 consecutive NCAA tournaments and was part of the Coaching Staff at Western University that went to the National Soccer Championships in 1997. He knows first-hand the importance of accountability of coaches, parents, associations and, of course, the kids that play the sport. That is why Vincenzo is the Chief Strategy Officer at Hall of Fame Coaching Program. He wants to ensure that the right behavior is being expressed at the right time, and in the right amount so that success in sport is a collaborative effort between coaches, athletes, parents, and Associations.

Vincenzo is the author of "Achieve Your Greatness"t and co-author of "4 Truths"two books that can effectively benefit and improve the behavior of those involved in amateur sports: athletes, parents, coaches, and Associations. He is currently the Vice-Chair of a youth leadership organization, Empowering Minds. He is a graduate of Western University Graduate where he ended up getting a Ph.D. in Economic Geography, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions.


Brent Thumlert: Chief Technology Officer

Brent Thumlert has been involved in sports since he was a young child. He has played competitive golf, both in Canada and the US, and played organized hockey. More recently, Brent has been involved in the ski world as a ski patroller at Sunshine (Alberta). He started patrolling 15 years ago at COP and Nakiska. Brent volunteered at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games on the medical team for the downhill skiing events. He is also a member of Peloton Racing powered by bike racing team, and is an experienced mountaineer and rock/ice climber. Brent is an accomplished Information Technology expert, having organized, directed, and architected many successful start-ups. He has lead large enterprise projects, converting organizations from manual paper processes to web-based technologies.

He is a true IT thought leader and conference speaker that has helped educate and engage organizations to positive digital transformations. Brent’s passion for inspiring the athlete to want to come back the next day and to grow the village, is evident every day at the HOF Coaching program. Brent brings amazing skills and energy to the HOF coaching team.