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Vikings women’s basketball head coach wins National Coach of the Year Award

2015-03-20, 11:28 AM

Vikings women's basketball head coach Remy Simpson was named the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Women's Basketball Coach of the Year at the 2015 National Basketball Championships at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo BC.

In just four years with SLC, Simpson has guided the Vikings to three consecutive Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Provincial Championships and three fourth place finishes at OCAAs.

This year, the Vikings finished the regular season with a near perfect 15-1 record and finished first overall in the OCAA East, and was ranked third in CCAA National Rankings at the end of the regular season.

"It was a tremendous honor to receive this award from the CCAA" said Simpson.

"Our recruiting has really set us apart in recent years. We had an influx of talented players combined with our accomplished veterans that drove us to a new level this season."

"I want to thank the team for coming to practice every day and working their hardest and buying into the team culture. They are a great group of people and I am honoured to be coaching them."

"Remy puts in countless hours of dedication to the Vikings women's basketball program. Between the practices, meetings, road trips, and recruiting he has elevated his program to a new height and we are very proud of his accomplishment" said SLC Athletics Director Herb Steacy.

Simpson will receive a CCAA customized ring provided by Jostens Canada.