Neil Nystrom Named ACAC 2018-19 Men’s South Basketball Coach of the Year

Neil Nystrom Named ACAC 2018-19 Men’s South Basketball Coach of the Year

Lloydminster, AB, (Feb 28, 2019) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is proud to announce Neil Nystrom of the Ambrose University Lions has been named the ACAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.

Neil is in his 6th year coaching the Men's Basketball program at Ambrose University. The team is in its 4th year competing in the ACAC, and Neil coached 2 years in the ACAL before making the jump with the team to the ACAC 4 years ago. He has been building the program from its ACAC infancy days to the point where this year the team has qualified for its first ever ACAC Championship with a 12-9 regular season record. His team has found a way to win many close games and is characterized by hard work, unity, and resiliency.

"Ambrose University and Ambrose Lions Athletics could not be prouder of Neil Nystrom and his accomplishments with his team this season. Neil and his coaching staff have led courageously through much adversity this season and have always 'found a way' to get the job done. He has led a unified team that is a special band of brothers, and we are excited for his team and their well-deserved first playoff berth."

Neil Nystrom received the award on February 27th, 2019 at the ACAC Men's Basketball Conference Championship Banquet held in Lloydminster, AB.

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About the ACAC: The ACAC is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in Alberta. Its mission is to foster the development of the student athlete through the administration and promotion of intercollegiate athletics as part of the educational experience and provide a leadership role in the development of sport in Alberta.

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Mark Kosak, ACAC
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Colin Kubinec, Ambrose University                           
Athletic Director                                                         
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