By Bonita Joe, Camosum Communications

Victoria (ISN) – The Department of Athletics & Recreation at Camosun College is pleased to announce that Scot Cuachon has accepted the interim position of Head Coach for the Chargers Men’s Basketball program.

Scot joined the Chargers two years ago as Assistant Coach and was recently selected to take over for former Head Coach Craig Price who resigned from the program this summer to move back to his home province of Alberta where he will be coaching and teaching at Medicine Hat College.

“Craig left this program in fantastic shape and because of that, the transition will be a much smoother one,” stated Coach Cuachon. “We have a great group of returning athletes, some who have had opportunities elsewhere including the CIS to play, and we have a great group of new recruits who are skilled both athletically and academically.”

scot cuachon_camosunAlthough the move from assistant coach to head coach will be a challenging one, Cuachon is confident that he can help the program, which earned a Bronze medal at the 2011-12 PACWEST Provincial Championships, continue to grow.

“I am extremely excited about taking over a program that is on the rise,” said Coach Cuachon. “This is a very big opportunity for me and it is a very exciting time to be a part of Camosun Basketball. I am looking forward to the challenges that running a program of this magnitude comes with as well as the opportunity to build and develop basketball talent.”

Cuachon studied High Performance Athlete Development at the University of Western Ontario and has 10 years of coaching experience including positions with the 2010 U-15 and 2009 U-14 Basketball BC Regional Blue Teams. Cuachon is currently in the NCCP Competition Advance Program.

“Scot brings experience, knowledge and passion to the program and I look forward to working with him this upcoming season,” stated Camosun College Athletics and Recreation Coordinator, Graham Matthews.