Mar 2013 06

CIS Coach of the Year Steve Manuel

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Steve Manuel, UBC Okanagan’s women’s volleyball head coach became the first national award winner since the school joined CIS a year ago.

Competing in only their second season in the ultra-competitive Canada West conference, the Heat surprised many by finishing fourth in league play with a 15-7 record and earning a home playoff date, a remarkable improvement from their 6-14 mark from a year ago. The team made its first-ever appearance in the Top 10 in late November and was eventually ranked nationally in eight of 14 weekly coaches’ polls.

Steve completed his 12th campaign overall at the helm of the Heat. He was a two-time women’s volleyball coach of the year in the CCAA and was also named CCAA national coach of the year across all sports on two occasions.

Ryan talked with Steve about the award, where it is now and a look ahead to next season.

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