Scott Clark named Canada West Men’s Basketball Coach of the year

By Larry Read - TRU Athletics
March 9, 2016 - 11:42am Updated: March 9, 2016 - 6:46pm

KAMLOOPS — For the second year in a row, a basketball coach at Thompson Rivers University has been named as Canada West coach of the year.  In 2014-15, it was ‘Pack women’s coach Scott Reeves getting the honor.
This year (2015-16), the distinction goes to WolfPack men’s head coach Scott Clark.

Clark, in his sixth year at the helm of the Thompson Rivers program led the team to their first Explorer Division title. The WolfPack finished with a record of 16-4.  They were ranked nationally for most of the season as high as 8th spot.

Clark has been a CIS coach for 20 years, joining the WolfPack from Simon Fraser University.   He has an alltime record with TRU of 57-69.  TRU has been above .500 the last three seasons and their record this year was the best in school history.

TRU Athletics and Recreation director Ken Olynyk stated:  “Usually this award is given because the team does well and that reflects a coaching job well done. That takes the accumulation of time and years to get to that point. Scott has worked hard to develop a program and his work is reflected in his peers acknowledgement of his efforts. The honour is well deserved,”


He will now compete against the coaches of the year of the OUA, RESQ and AUAA. The CIS coach of the year will be announced later this month at the CIS Nationals to be held in Vancouver, BC.

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