TWU Seeks Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Trinity Western University's Office of the Provost and the TWU Search Committee is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill the vacancy of Head Coach of Men's Basketball. Recently, the Spartans have hired alum Pat Lee ('71) as Interim Coach who is overseeing the day-to-day operations. As such, Lee's duties will end at the conclusion of the 2007-2008 CIS schedule.

"I have every confidence in Pat's leadership as he comes into the position at a difficult time. His extensive coaching resume, his success in dealing with student athletes and his personality are a solid blend of what is needed over the next several weeks for the Spartans men's basketball program," says Director of Athletics Murray Hall. "Pat will remain with the team until the season finishes, at which time we are optimistic that a new head coach will have been hired."

Trinity Western University is now accepting applications for the full time position of Men's Basketball Coach. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Interested candidates can apply online at the following link: or Applicants applying before January 15th will be given preference.

As official members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the Spartans compete in six sports in the Canada West division of the CIS: Men's and Women's Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball. In the 2006-2007 season the Spartans sent four teams to the CIS national championships earning a silver medal in men's soccer and a bronze medal in men's volleyball as well as earning three Canada West championships - men's volleyball and men's and women's soccer. TWU's Josh Howatson also earned the school's first ever BLG award for CIS Male Athlete of the Year. In eight years, as members of the CIS, the Spartans have won two national titles (women's soccer in 2004 and men's volleyball in 2006), seven CIS championship medals and six Canada West championships.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music to business, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degrees include such areas as counseling psychology, business, theology, administrative leadership and interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history.

Last Updated: 2009-02-04
Author: Erin Mussolum