TRU WolfPack men’s volleyball head coach suspended one match


October 16, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – The Canada West Universities Athletic Association has issued a one-game suspension to Thompson Rivers University men’s volleyball head coach Pat Hennelly, to be served on Friday, October 25th when the WolfPack visit the UBC Okanagan Heat.

A Canada West Review Committee issued the suspension following the review of game reports from the October 10th non-conference match between Thompson Rivers and the University of Guelph. The suspension was assessed for the use of inappropriate language towards game officials.

“When a coach fails to live up to conduct expectations, Canada West, in accordance with the Conduct, Discipline and Appeals Policy, reserves the right to take whatever action it deems warranted by the misconduct,” said Canada West Executive Director Diane St-Denis. “The conduct displayed by Mr. Hennelly is not only unacceptable, but also unbecoming of an individual in a leadership position. Coaches are expected to be role models and project a positive image for university sport.”

The Canada West volleyball season starts on Thursday, Oct. 24th, with opening weekend matches taking place through Sunday, Oct. 27th.

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