The name of Dr. Susan Higgins was synonymous with Medicine Hat College Rattlers (MHC) athletics and ACAC volleyball in southern Alberta for over two decades. Sue began her ACAC volleyball coaching career overseeing the Rattlers women's program from 1977-82 before moving on to lead the men's team from 1986-95. During that time Sue was recognized by her coaching peers as ACAC MVB Coach of the Year in 1989-90 and again in 1990-91. Sue's coaching accomplishments were further celebrated nationally in 1990-91 when she was presented with the CCAA National Coaching Excellence Award.
When Higgins finally hung up her coaching whistle, she was established as the winningest coach in MHC Rattlers Athletics history. Higgins work at MHC as a Physical Education instructor, coach, academic leader, and Department leader has earned her the admiration and respect of colleagues, former players and students alike, as well as rival coaches within the ACAC and beyond.