Beauchamp named CCAA Coach of the Year

Beauchamp named CCAA Coach of the Year

Marc-Olivier Beauchamp of the Nomades de Montmorency has been named the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.

He received the award this evening at the 2017 CCAA Men's Basketball National Championship banquet, hosted by Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.

Beauchamp guided Montmorency to a 13-1 record and first-place finish in the RSEQ. The Nomades also qualified for the CCAA Men's Basketball National Championship for a second straight season by defeating the Vanier Cheetahs 85-71 in the conference final.

"Marc-Olivier has done a tremendous job with the Montmorency program," said Jeff Harris, CCAA Men's Basketball Convenor. "Back-to-back appearances at Nationals is impressive and they'll be a team to watch this week."

The Nomades also had success in exhibition action with victories over CCAA Nationally ranked teams from the OCAA and ACAA early this season.

"His teams are always well prepared for their opponents and he's done a great job developing the individual skills of his players to play at the post-secondary level," said Harris.

There are currently 10 former Nomades players competing in U SPORTS at McGill, Laval, UQAM and Calgary.

Beauchamp is a physical education teacher at Collège Montmorency. Being at the institution full-time has allowed him to develop a close connection with his student-athletes.

He is an educator first and his mission is to provide his players with the necessary tools and resources to successfully complete their academic journey at Montmorency.

CCAA Coach of the Year winners receive a customized ring provided by Jostens Canada, the Official Ring Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet.

For a full list of this year's award recipients, visit the official site of the 2017 CCAA Men's Basketball National Championship.

OTHER NOMINEES

Paul Eberhardt

 

Reagan Wood

 

Jonathan Smith

 

Ian MacRae

     

Langara Falcons

 

Concordia Thunder

 

George Brown Huskies

 

MSVU Mystics

Eberhardt guided Langara to a 14-4 record and second-place finish in the PACWEST. The young Falcons improved on a 13-8 record from a year ago. He ensures that his student-athletes are making progress academically in order to achieve their goals both on and off the court. Eberhardt is the Head Coach and Chair of the Selection Committee for the Basketball BC provincial team. In addition, he is the BC High School Boys Basketball Association President.

  Wood led Concordia to a drastic turnaround as they posted a 20-4 record to finish first in the ACAC North Division. Team unity and cohesion improved this season for a Thunder team that was 9-15 a season ago. Wood aims to develop his student-athletes into sound decision makers through the game of basketball. He works with Basketball Alberta as the Communications Specialist and is the Head Coach of Basketball Alberta's Senior Academy Fall Development Program.
  Smith guided George Brown to a 19-1 record and first-place finish in the OCAA East Division. He is always looking to improve on the previous season and the Huskies, 13-7 a year ago, did just that. Smith invests in his student-athletes as a person first and player second. He enjoys breaking down film with his players. Smith organizes a successful 16-team High School tournament every December in memory of a deceased former Huskies player.
  After posting a 13-8 record last season, MacRae led the 20-1 Mystics to a first-place finish in the ACAA. The MSVU graduate encourages his players to give back to the sport. He has a strong rapport with his student-athletes and is well-respected within the basketball community. MacRae, an Elementary School vice-principal, has coached at the collegiate and high school level and has hosted numerous basketball camps and clinics in Halifax.