EDMONTON, AB (March 24, 2019) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is pleased to announce that Grace Scott, Head Coach of The King's University Eagles Women's Volleyball team, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018-19 ACAC Coaching Excellence Award.
During her 11 years as head coach of King's Women's Volleyball program, Scott has led her team to five consecutive provincial berths with a win/loss record of 15-5, 17-7, 21-3, 21-3, and 22-2. Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Eagles have consistently held a top 3 national ranking since November. To top off the season, her team finished 1st in the conference, earning the program's first ever ACAC Conference Championships Gold Medal and Banner. She also lead her team to a silver medal at the 2019 CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship.
"Grace is a dedicated, disciplined and passionate coach and Athletic Director" states VP Student Life Dr. Michael Ferber "Her strong work ethic, decisive leadership, high expectations and commitment to her players have won her the respect of colleagues, athletes and coaches across the province."
With the exception of five players, this year's team is comprised of 13 first and second-year student-athletes. Refusing to have anyone refer to this season as a building year, Scott and her team had their sights on being one of the top teams in the conference since day one. The King's Eagles completed league play in first place in the north division. In the 2018-19 season, Scott was awarded ACAC North Division Coach of the Year, CCAA Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year — and now this.
Grace is an athlete-centered coach who desires to see students grow in confidence, care about others and learn to be leaders. This means faith, family, friends are always a priority which is one of the main reasons that her athletes have amazing team spirit, and truly care about one another. Players not only learn to work hard, but to work in such a way as to make each other better. She loves spending time with players and seeing them develop and improve their skills. This in turn instills confidence and helps them attain their goals in all areas of life.
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About the ACAC: In its 50th year, 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