Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Congratulations to Canada's Coach "K"

Thanks to X alum J. Richard Johnson for sending us a pair of links detailing the latest honours bestowed upon legendary St. FX Head Coach Steve Konchalski, who is part of the 2007 Nova Scotia Hall of Fame class. Coach K is a basketball institution in Atlantic Canada and one of Canada's most successful coaches on an international level going back to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal when, as part of Coach Jack Donohue's staff, Canada finished 4th, part of 3 Olympic games in which Konchalski was on Canada's staff. Coach K also was Head Coach of Team Canada for 4 years and has won 3 CIS National championships (1993, 2000, 2001). Gordie Sutherland from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald provides this update Nine including Konchalski to be inducted to Nova Scotia Hall and Jody Jewers from the Halifax Daily News summarizes in No one had to squeak into Hall of Fame Here is a bio on Coach Konchalski courtesy of the St. FX X-Men basketball site Coach K Bio

Former Brandon Head Coach Jerry Hemmings plus former CIAU All-Canadians from the early 1990's Eric Bridgeland (Manitoba Bisons) and Jeff Foreman (Winnipeg Wesmen) were recently named to the Manitoba Basketball Hall-of-Fame as part of the 2007 class Manitoba Basketball Hall-of-Fame Class of 2007

Rick Northrup from B.C.'s Terrace Standard introduces the nation to 6'2" Malcolm Mensah from Caledonia, described by his coach as the best player he has ever coached Cal player named to Provincial team

This recent article from the Peterborough Examiner provides some insights into athletic scholarships against the back drop of Trent University's decision to be the only school out of 19 Ontario universities not to offer first-year scholarships Sport for all at Trent University

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