BILL McWhinnie CCAA National Coach of the Year

March 9th, 2014

Bill McWhinnie, head coach of the VIU Mariners, is the 2014 CCAA Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.

"The team's had a great year," says Mireille Beland, CCAA women's basketball convenor. "They improved their record, made solid performances and had a winning record in their league." 
 
The VIU Mariners went 20-1 in the regular season, an improvement over last season's 15-6. They occupied the top spot in the PACWEST rankings and took third at the PACWEST provincial championship.
 
"I want to develop student-athletes on and off the court, and challenge players to be the best they can possibly be," says McWhinnie.
 
The other candidates were Fred Connors of the STU Tommies, Guillaume Giroux of the Nomades de Montmorency, Heather LaFontaine of the Durham Lords and Rob Poole of the MacEwan Griffins.
 
McWhinnie received the award Wednesday, March 12 at the CCAA national championship awards banquet at the 2014 CCAA Women's Basketball National Championship in St-Lambert, Que. Coach of the Year winners receive a customized CCAA ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet.

The CCAA is a national sport organization that enriches the lives of student-athletes through intercollegiate competition