U of G Coach Wins Top OUA Award

May 09, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

Dave Scott-Thomas, coach of the University of Guelph's cross-country and track and field teams, has been named the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) FOX 40 Male Coach of the Year.

The award is presented annually to the top male and female coach in the OUA for all sports. Scott-Thomas, who also earned the honour in 2003, was named the winner Thursday during the OUA's general meeting in Huntsville. Lisa Patterson, the nordic skiing head coach at Lakehead University, won the female award.

This was an outstanding year for Scott-Thomas, who saw his men’s and women’s cross-country teams win both the OUA and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. U of G become the first school ever to successfully defend both the men’s and women’s CIS titles. He was also named the OUA and CIS coach of the year and now has six Fred Foot Awards as the CIS men’s coach of the year.

In track and field, Scott-Thomas led the Gryphon men’s and women’s team to their first-ever CIS championship title. It was the sixth time in CIS history that one institution swept both banners in one season. He was named the men’s and women’s CIS coach of the year in track and field.

Since its inception in 1996-97, the U of G has earned four OUA FOX 40 awards. In addition to Scott-Thomas, the other winners are Angela Orton (women’s basketball in 2005) and Linda Melnick (women’s volleyball in 2003).

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