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Dahl named CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

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 Dahl named CCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

March 11, 2015 – Chris Dahl of the Camosun Chargers has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.

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Dahl received the award this evening at the 2015 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, QC.

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Dahl led the Chargers to a 21-3 record and first-place finish in the PACWEST, one year removed from a .500 season and fourth-place finish.

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This season, the Chargers proved to be a well-rounded team with depth at every position.

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“Chris has developed a competitive program which is now on top in PACWEST,” said Fred Batley, the CCAA’s Women’s Volleyball Convenor. “He deserves to be recognized for his accomplishments at the National level.”

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Student-athletes at Camosun continue to develop and grow while the program attracts new talent from the provincial team level and successful club/high school teams.

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Dahl coaches at BC Regional development camps and is a member of the VIA Sport Coaches Advisory Group. He also served as a coach with Team BC from 2005-2014.

The Coach of the Year recipients receive a CCAA customized ring provided by Jostens Canada.

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OTHER NOMINEES

ACAC: Grace Scott guided The King’s Eagles to a third-place finish in the North Division with a 17-7 record. The Eagles offence was well spread out, allowing for a variety of options for the setter and an unpredictable attack. With a majority of veterans gone, Scott took on the challenge of filling her starting line with younger players this season.

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OCAA: Scott Hunt and the Sheridan Bruins went from 3-15 last season to 12-6 in 2015, earning a spot at the OCAA Championships. The Bruins saw increases in almost every statistical category this season, including hitting percentage, kills, assists and digs. Hunt served as the head coach of Team Ontario’s U18 team in 2014.

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RSEQ: Danyk Sauro guided the Nordiques de Lionel-Groulx to a fourth-place finish in the conference, despite losing their best player on the eve of the 2014-15 season. He is the president and director of Volleyball LLL. Sauro also organizes Nordiques Camps.

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ACAA: Lori-Beth Dwyer led the much-improved Holland Hurricanes to a 15-6 record and second-place finish in the conference. Holland was 1-17 last season. The Hurricanes also won the CN Christmas Tournament and were victorious three times over UPEI. Dwyer is the head instructor with the Hurricanes Volleyball Academy and also works with Volleyball PEI’s High Performance Team.

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

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