EDMONTON – For the second time in three seasons, the Alberta Golden Bears posted a 19-1 record to top the conference standings.
Head coach Barnaby Craddock has been rewarded for his work with his third conference Coach of the Year award after previously winning in 2007 (Brandon) and 2017 (Alberta).
The longtime CW head coach is now searching for his second national coach of the year award, after earning the honour back in 2007.
“For the Golden Bears to be without one of the best players in the conference for most of the regular season, and still finish with the best record in Canada West, is a testament to the job Barnaby has done with that program." said UAlberta Athletic Director Ian Reade. "Barnaby has become one of the winningest coaches in school history, and has consistently raised the level of his student-athletes, both on and off the court. I look forward to watching the Bears make another run at a Canada West championship.”
Craddock and the Bears are in action this weekend when they host the Canada West Men's Basketball Championship in Edmonton against the UBC Thunderbirds. The game goes Saturday, February 29 at 8 p.m. MST and can be seen live on Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.
All CW award winners now move forward as the nominees for the U SPORTS awards, which will be handed out next week in Ottawa.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: BRETT LAYTON
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MAX EISELE
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ANTHONY TSEGAKELE
STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: MICHAEL ROUAULT
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