Grace Scott of The King's Eagles has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year.
She received the award at the 2019 CCAA Women's Volleyball National Championship banquet, hosted by Niagara College in Welland, ON.
Scott guided the Eagles to a 22-2 record and first-place finish in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) North Division.
"Grace is a tremendous mentor and advocate who has orchestrated a very well-balanced and competitive program at The King's, where they have represented the ACAC at many CCAA National Championships," said Fred Batley, CCAA Women's Volleyball Convenor.
"As a coach she has fostered and developed exceptional student-athletes who are faith based, able to achieve both on and off the court, and at the same time attain the life skills to reach their goals and dreams after volleyball."
Scott, also the Director of Athletics at The King's, sees herself as a teacher as well as a coach. She is an athlete-centered coach who desires to see her players grow in confidence, care about others and learn to be leaders.
She is also a relational coach, who enjoys mentoring student-athletes and helping them develop their leadership abilities. Scott has numerous one-on-one meetings with her student-athletes throughout the year which focus on goal setting, skill development, personal well-being, and academics.
At The King's, Scott wants very much to see students learn how to be successful in ways that reach beyond just sport. In order to accomplish this, she believes team building and having fun together are important parts of learning to work as a team.
This season, Scott once again participated in the CCAA's Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP), mentoring aspiring coach Jenna Smith.
"Grace is a dedicated, disciplined and passionate coach and Athletic Director," said Dr. Michael Ferber, Vice President Student Life at The King's University. "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."
CCAA Coach of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet.
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