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Ghazi named CCAA Badminton Coach of the Year

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 Ghazi named CCAA Badminton Coach of the Year

March 4, 2015 – Nouri Ghazi of the Seneca Sting has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Badminton Coach of the Year.

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Ghazi received the award this evening at the 2015 CCAA Badminton National Championships in Halifax, N.S.

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“We are very proud of the achievements of our team and this special recognition of Nouri Ghazi,” said Linda Stapleton, Athletics Director at Seneca College.

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Ghazi’s Women’s Doubles team of Suzy Yan and Yan Zhou captured the gold medal at the OCAA Championships to qualify for the National Championships. They’re undefeated this season.

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The Sting also earned a pair of bronze medals at provincials – in Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles.

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“Through a wonderful passionate and technical approach, Nouri has developed the strength, focus and technical skills of Seneca’s badminton athletes, but it is his commitment to team play that has generated so much success for the Sting,” said Stapleton.

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Ghazi focuses on technical development first, then works on a strategy for each player. He also reviews match videos with his players to provide strategic insight.

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In six OCAA tournaments this season, Ghazi led the Sting to 11 first-place finishes, including three gold medals at East Regionals, where the Men’s and Women’s teams captured team titles.

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Ghazi also serves as a National Umpire.

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OTHER NOMINEES

PACWEST: Janice Walker led the VIU Mariners to a silver medal in the team event at the PACWEST Championships. Her Mixed Doubles team qualified for the National Championships. The Mariners had first- and second-place overall team results in regular season conference play. Walker also serves as the PACWEST’s badminton convenor.

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ACAC: This season, head coach Naeem Haque and The King’s University Eagles earned the respect of the ACAC with their improved play. Despite having mostly first- and second-year players, the Eagles were competitive in conference play. Rookie Shubham Patel was named to the ACAC’s All-Conference Team.

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ACAA: Richard Bennicke’s Dalhousie Rams continued to improve this season in ACAA play. The Rams, who were consistent all season long, placed second at the ACAA Championships. Bennicke, who started the Truro Badminton Club, is also a member of the Board for Badminton Nova Scotia.

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The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.

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