CMU Hires Scott Martin to Lead Men’s Basketball Program

CMU Athletics Director Russell Willms announced today that Scott Martin has been named the new head coach of the men’s basketball program.

Success has followed Martin through twenty-seven years of coaching at the elite high school level at Winnipeg’s Sisler High School where the recently retired teacher co-ordinated the Pre-Employment Program while teaching high school Business since 1991.

“These are exciting times for basketball at CMU,” stated Willms. “Scott is a leader whose mindset, drive and experience with the game is not just about coaching a team, but about building a program and engaging with players, recruits and the community. Of course our aim every season is to have our team win a NIAC championship and to develop our overall competitiveness in cross-conference Canadian competitions, but we intend to do this while growing and developing basketball in Manitoba and working with local high schools and club programs to see talented players stay in Manitoba and earn university degrees and college certifications at home. I look forward to seeing Scott’s impact as he begins his journey here.”

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Leaving Cancer on the Bench

Rebels volleyball captain Taylor Gray lead team to RRC’s first MCAC championship while awaiting cancer test results. / By Kellen Taniguchi and Jake Maurice (The Projector)

At every timeout during the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference championship game, Rebels women’s volleyball captain Taylor Gray ran to the bench to wrap an ice pack around her neck.

Gray, 23, experienced hot flashes where her face would turn completely red.

“When I would exercise the tissue would swell up and press on my throat,” said Gray.

Gray knew what these symptoms meant.

A month before the play-offs began, Gray was tested and told she may have cancer.

“That month I was playing and practicing knowing that was a possibility, which was pretty hard … trying to focus on school and volleyball knowing this was going on,” said Gray.

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Blazers Isaac Steps Down as Men’s Basketball Coach

After six seasons at the helm of the men’s basketball program at CMU, Billy Isaac has made a decision to step away from his position as head coach of the MCAC and NIAC program. | Post includes job posting.

After six seasons at the helm of the men’s basketball program at CMU, Billy Isaac has made a decision to step away from his position as head coach of the MCAC and NIAC program. Isaac led the Blazers to a record of 6-8 in 2018-19, good for fourth-place in the nine team NIAC Men’s Basketball Division.

“It has been a privilege to coach at CMU,” said Isaac. “But I think it’s time for a change.”

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Taylor Blue is the Male Athlete of the Week

Blue stepped up big this past weekend, filling in for injuries and scoring two goals in the Bobcats 6-4 semifinal win over USB Les Rouges to move on to Sunday’s championship, where they held off the CMU Blazers 2-0 to win this year’s title.

Congratulations to Taylor Blue, fifth-year forward for the Brandon Bobcats men’s futsal team, who is our male athlete of the week!

Blue stepped up big this past weekend, filling in for injuries and scoring two goals in the Bobcats 6-4 semifinal win over USB Les Rouges to move on to Sunday’s championship, where they held off the CMU Blazers 2-0 to win this year’s title.

“Taylor had his best weekend as a Bobcat, which is saying a lot because he has been outstanding for us the past five years,” said Bobcats coach Jesse Roziere. “In the semi-final he helped set the pace of the game and added two goals in our win. In the final he played big minutes as were missing some key players from our line-up and Taylor really rose to the occasion.”

Sophie Morham is the Female Athlete of the Week

Morham scored her team’s first goal in their 3-1 semifinal win against the BU Bobcats this past weekend to move on to the championship final, where they defeated CMU 3-1 as well to clinch the 2019 women’s futsal title.

Congratulations to Sophie Morham, defender for USB Les Rouges women’s futsal team, who is our female athlete of the week!

Morham scored her team’s first goal in their 3-1 semifinal win against the BU Bobcats this past weekend to move on to the championship final, where they defeated CMU 3-1 as well to clinch the 2019 women’s futsal title.

“She had an amazing season solidifying our back line,” said Les Rouges head coach Justin Legare. “I feel it was one of our strengths all season and this weekend she showed something special. She had the tough task of keeping the MCAC top scorer in check and she got the job done with precise tackling and smart defending.”