EDMONTON – For the third time in his career, Scott Edwards has been named the CW Coach of the Year. Edwards adds the award to his previous wins from 2006-07 and 2013-14.
The longtime Alberta Pandas coach led his team to a 16-4 record, stretching his all-time CW regular season record to 220-74 (.748). Over his tenure with Alberta, Edwards has never posted a losing record and reached the 15-win plateau a total of 10 times.
He is now looking for a second national coach of the year award, after previously claiming the honour during Alberta's CIS second-place finish during the 2006-07 season.
“Despite losing one of their best players during the pre-season, Scott has once again guided the Pandas on another incredible run this season," said Bears and Pandas Athletic Director Ian Reade. "Scott has always done a great job at raising the level of his talented student-athletes, and this season is no different. Leading the team to an impressive 16-4 record and a first round playoff bye is hopefully the start of a long playoff run for this team."
Edwards will now be the Canada West nominee for the U SPORTS Coach of the Year Award, and award he won in 2007.
Edwards and the Pandas will be in Saskatoon this weekend, as they'll take on Saskatchewan in the CW Women's Basketball Championship on Friday, February 28. The game is set for 7 p.m. CST and can be seen live on Canada West TV Presented by Co-op.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Keylyn Filewich
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Deanna Tuchscherer
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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Katie Keith
STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE: Megan Ahlstrom
COURAGE OVERCOMING ADVERSITY: Addison Martin
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