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Hudson named CCAA Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

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 Hudson named CCAA Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year

March 11, 2015 – Brad Hudson of the Douglas Royals has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.

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Hudson received the award this evening at the 2015 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship at Holland College in Charlottetown, PE.

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He guided the Royals to a first-place finish in the PACWEST with an impressive 21-3 record.

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“Brad has been an outstanding coach at Douglas for the past few years and has directed that program into one of the top programs in the nation,” said Ray Sarkis, the CCAA’s Men’s Volleyball Convenor.

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In exhibition play this season, the Royals also went undefeated against ACAC opponents, including a straight-set victory over nationally ranked Red Deer College.

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The Royals dominating season was reflected at the PACWEST Championships Banquet, where Hudson was once again named Coach of the Year. George Thompson was named Player of the Year and Carson Heppell received Rookie of the Year honours.

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Douglas had two members on the 1st All-Star team and another on the 2nd All-Star team, while two Royals appeared on the All-Rookie team.

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The 2014-15 season has been a busy one for Hudson, who participated in several clinics and symposiums. He also guest coached with Team BC and various club programs.

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In addition, Hudson coaches his son’s elementary school team and U13 squad.

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

OTHER NOMINEES

ACAC: Ian Bennett led the Lethbridge Kodiaks to a third-place finish in the competitive South Division, despite having 13 first-year players on his roster. Bennett also oversees the Lethbridge Volleyball Club Junior Kodiak Program and is the Chair of the Lethbridge Volleyball Club Technical Committee.

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OCAA: George Matsusaki guided the Durham Lords to a perfect 18-0 record and the top spot in the East Division, improving his coaching record to 34-2 in two seasons at Durham. Despite losing two key players from last year’s squad, the Lords dropped only 11 sets in conference play. Matsusaki also coaches high school senior boys and girls teams.

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RSEQ: Paul Tamburrini led the Griffons de l’Outaouais to a third-place finish in the RSEQ. This season, the Griffons excelled with great ball control and speed. Outaouais captured bronze at provincials in 2014. Tamburrini also coaches at the club level, where his focus is to help develop the next generation of local players.

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ACAA: Kyle Blanchard guided the UNBSJ Seawolves to a second-place finish in the conference. The team found nearly instant chemistry, which along with a strong work ethic, drive and common focus, led to an improvement from 2014. Blanchard was selected by Volleyball New Brunswick as the NTCC Head Coach this season.

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

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