Briercrest’s Head Coach Nolan Weinmaster Named ACAC 2017-18 Coaching Excellence Award Winner

Briercrest’s Head Coach Nolan Weinmaster Named ACAC 2017-18 Coaching Excellence Award Winner

Briercrest, SK April 3rd, 2018 – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is proud to announce Nolan Weinmaster of Briercrest Women's Volleyball has been named ACAC 2017-18 Coaching Excellence Award Winner.

In his eleventh season as head coach of the women's volleyball team Weinmaster led the team to their most successful season to date with a 23-1 record. The team rattled off 22 straight wins to finish first in the south division. The team has been firmly entrenched in the National rankings all season finishing the season ranked fourth nationally. Weinmaster's team led the ACAC with a league high 1031 kills, which also led to a league best 11.85 kills per set, they also led the league with 925 assists and 10.63 assists per set and 307 service aces good for first in the league by over 100. Their 3.53 service aces per set were tops in the league by almost 1 and a half aces per set. The team finished the season as ACAC Silver Medalists.

"Nolan has continued to lead his team with a level of excellence for several years.  This year has been no different, his team has been performing consistently and at a high rate of efficiency throughout the season.  This is done in a large part of his countless hours of planning and preparation." Nigel Mullan Athletic Director Briercrest College.

Weinmaster is a graduate of Briercrest where he was team captain and the most valuable player for the final three seasons of his playing career at Briercrest and was named to the ACAC All-Conference Team for the 2005-06 season during his final year as a player. He has been awarded the ACAC Women's Volleyball South Coach of the Year 5 times. (he was selected in 2009-10, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17 and 2017-18). While Weinmaster's main desire each year is to win the ACAC and CCAA titles, he recognizes that it is far more important to see who the athletes will become through the process of pursuing this goal.

Weinmaster received this prestigious award on April 3rd, 2018 at the Briercrest Athletic Banquet held in Briercrest, Saskatchewan.

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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.

For more information on the ACAC, please visit our website: www.acac.ab.ca

For additional information, contact:

Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer
403-875-7329
markk@acac.ab.ca

Nigel Mullan, Briercrest College                             
Athletic Director                                                       
306-631-0337                                                             
nmullan@briercrest.ca                                           

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