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Grace Scott honoured as 2018-19 CCAA women’s volleyball coach of the year

Apr 02, 2019
Photo credit: Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association
Photo credit: Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association

Grace Scott, Head Coach of The King’s University Eagles women’s volleyball team, has been selected by her coaching peers as the 2018-19 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.

The prestigious award was presented to Scott at the 2019 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships banquet held at Niagara College in Welland, ON. It is Scott’s first time receiving this award.

During her 11 years as head coach of King’s women’s volleyball program, Scott has led the Eagles women’s volleyball team to five consecutive provincial championships. Throughout the 2018-19 season, her team consistently held a top three national ranking. Scott’s team also finished first in the conference, earning the program’s first ever Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) championship gold medal and banner.

To add to a King’s athletics season filled with triumphs and accomplishments, Scott was also recognized with the ACAC Women’s Volleyball North Coach of the Year award, as well as the ACAC Coaching Excellence award for longstanding influence in coaching, sport, and development of student-athletes.

"Grace is a dedicated, disciplined, and passionate coach and athletics director,” states King’s Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Michael Ferber. “Her strong work ethic, decisive leadership, high expectations, and commitment to her players have won her the respect of colleagues, athletes, and coaches across the province."

Scott is an athlete-centered coach who desires to see students grow in confidence, care about others, and learn to be leaders. This means faith, family, and friends are always a priority. It’s one of the reasons her student-athletes have amazing team spirit and truly care about one another.