Williams named CCAA Coach of the Year

Williams named CCAA Coach of the Year

Trevor Williams of the Dawson Blues has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

He received the award this evening at the 2018 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship banquet, hosted by Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB.

“Trevor has the ability to get the very best out of his players,” said Mai-Anh Nguyen, CCAA Women’s Basketball Convenor. “He was rewarded with a perfect season so far and I’m sure he’ll have his girls ready for the National Championship.”

Williams guided the Blues to a 14-0 record and first-place finish in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ). Dawson went on to defeat Montmorency in the conference final.

After losing in the CCAA National Championship final to Lethbridge last March, the Blues have seen major improvement in the overall team and individual defensive play. Team chemistry and the overall level of confidence at Dawson is at a very high level.

A priority at Dawson for Williams has been to develop his players and ensure they have the best opportunity to advance to the highest level possible. From last year’s roster alone, two players received full scholarships to a Division 1 NCAA school, while three others upon graduating are now competing at the U SPORTS level.

Williams ensures his student-athletes follow a mandatory and effective study program and gives them opportunities to have proper year-round training.

In the off-season Williams runs a summer camp for players ages 6-17. The camp is staffed by his current and former players.

CCAA Coach of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet. 

OTHER NOMINEES

Angela
Booy

 

Ranbir
Parmar

 

Warren
Williams

 

Mark
Forward

     

Columbia Bearcats

 

SAIT Trojans

 

George Brown Huskies

 

MSVU Mystics

After a winless season a year ago, Booy led the Bearcats (5-13) to their first ever appearance at PACWEST Championships. Columbia improved its game management, offensive and defensive systems and team confidence. Off the court, Booy very much plays a role in the personal and spiritual development of her student-athletes. She is also head coach with a Jr. Girls high school team and a club coach with B.C. Bounce.

 

Parmar’s squad moved up the ACAC South Division standings this year, finishing first with a 17-4 record. The Trojans improved on last year’s results, both athletically and academically. Parmar is a community leader and serves as an academic advisor to his student-athletes. He is an evaluator and advisor with Alberta Basketball and works at high school clinics.

 

Williams guided the Huskies to a 15-2 record and first-place finish in the OCAA East Division. George Brown improved by 18 points and captured its first division title since 2010. Williams is heavily involved in creating a family atmosphere with his student-athletes. He is a fully certified Level 3 coach and currently enrolled in the Advanced Coaching Diploma through the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. Williams also coaches the U11 Mississauga Monarchs.

 

Forward led the Mystics to the top of the ACAA standings with a 17-1 record. He is committed to his student-athletes personal and academic success and is often assisting them with academic and career planning. Forward facilitates many coaching clinics in the community and is often a guest coach at numerous club programs. He annually facilitates a youth camp for girls ages 12-17 and serves as a mentor coach at the Club level (U15, U16, U18).