Nigel Mullan Named ACAC 2017-18 Men’s Volleyball South Coach of the Year

Nigel Mullan Named ACAC 2017-18 Men’s Volleyball South Coach of the Year

Medicine Hat, AB (February 21, 2018) – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) is proud to announce Nigel Mullan of Briercrest College has been named the ACAC Men's Volleyball Coach of the Year.

 Navigating through a tough south division schedule in his 13th season as head coach of the Briercrest Men's Volleyball team Nigel Mullan led the program to a very successful season. Multiple wins over ranked teams led to a regular season record of 16-8 good for 3rd place in the south division, a national ranking finishing the season ranked 9th and a spot in the upcoming playoff. On the season Mullan's team finished 1st in service aces with 171, 6th in kills with 959, and 5th in total points 1298.

 "Briercrest is very excited for the recognition that Nigel Mullan is receiving for being named this years' Men's Volleyball Coach of the Year in the ACAC South Division. It is always an honor to be recognized by one's coaching peers for an outstanding accomplishment such as this one. Nigel has always displayed a great deal of dedication and determination in building our men's volleyball program into an annual contender in the ACAC. Briercrest extends its congratulations to Nigel for a job well done!" – Dr. Ellery Pullman, Executive Vice President & Provost Briercrest College

This is Mullan's second time winning the ACAC Coach of the year, he previously won in 2010-2011 where he was also named CCAA coach of the year.

Nigel Mullan is a graduate of Briercrest College, born in Spruce Grove Alberta

Mullan received the award on February 21, 2018 at the ACAC Men's Volleyball Conference Championship Banquet held in Medicine Hat, Alberta

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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                             
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nmullan@briercrest.ca                                             

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