After an historic 2019 season as a coach with the Saskatchewan Huskies, Athletics Canada as well as other high performance athletes, Jason Reindl has been named the Saskatchewan Sport Awards Coach of the Year.
The annual awards program, organized by Sask Sport, honours the hard work and dedication of those in the province’s amateur sport community. Recipients in the seven Athlete, Coach and Team of the Year categories were nominated based on their performances and results in 2019.
In just his second year at the helm of the Saskatchewan Huskies track & field and cross country programs, Reindl led the Huskies to a Canada West team title on the both the men’s and women’s sides. In the process the Huskies became the first program to sweep the titles since Reindl was an athlete with the Huskies when they did so in 2004.
Racking up 26 medals between the two teams at the conference championships, the Huskies then went on to the U SPORTS National Championships where the women’s team finished second in the country, their best result in 14 years.
Outside of his success with the Huskies, Reindl was the head coach for the Canadian contingent at the U20 Pan American Championships and also coached a pair of Saskatchewan products to strong results on the national stage.
2020 U SPORTS Track Athlete of the Year Michelle Harrison earned bronze at the 2019 Canadian Track & Field Championships wile Payne Wylie, who attends Eastern Michigan University, claimed gold in the U20 division.
Other Huskie content at the Saskatchewan Sports Awards include distance runner Courtney Hufsmith who named a finalist for Female Athlete of the Year and wrestler Carson Lee who was a finalist for Youth Male Athlete of the Year.