Conestoga news

August 22, 2019 8:46 AM

Condors welcome new head coaches

Conestoga’s Athletics and Recreation department has named Scott Hunt and Jim Flynn new head coaches ahead of the start of the 2019-2020 varsity season. 

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Scott Hunt joins the Conestoga Condor family as head coach for the women’s volleyball team.

Hunt will lead the women’s volleyball team, joining the Conestoga Condor family as no stranger to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s volleyball circuit. Serving as head coach for the Sheridan Bruins from 2014-2019, Hunt built the program into an OCAA contender with a compiled overall record of 88-62, and was recognized as the OCAA Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2015. Prior to Sheridan, Hunt served as head coach for Team Ontario and as an assistant coach with the University of Guelph and Brock University.  

“We’re very happy to bring in Scott Hunt as a qualified and experienced head coach,” said Todd Erskine, assistant manager of Athletics and Recreation. “He’ll have a great impact on our team and build us into an OCAA contender.”

Flynn will lead the men’s rugby team, joining the college with an impressive background in coaching and program development. An NCCP (National Coaching Certificate Program) level 3 certified coach, Flynn’s experience includes time with the Burlington RFC, Ontario Blues and Brampton RFC, in addition to developing and growing rugby programs at the secondary level.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to build a competitive and high performing team at Conestoga,” said Flynn. “I look forward to making great strides in the OCAA men’s rugby division.”

“We welcome this opportunity for someone with Jim Flynn’s background and pedigree to help us advance our goal of building our team into a contender at OCAA,” said Erskine. “We’re excited for the next chapter in our men’s rugby program.”

Conestoga is an active member in the OCAA and CCAA (Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association). Students interested in joining a varsity sport are encouraged to participate in tryouts or connect with appropriate coaches for more information. Visit Athletics and Recreation for details.  

Conestoga's Athletics and Recreation department offers programming and facilities designed to engage students and enhance their health and wellness through varsity and extramural athletics, intramural sports and fitness classes. The Student Recreation Centre at the Doon campus provides a full range of recreation and athletic services and houses a 35,000 square-foot fitness centre outfitted with state-of-the art equipment. In 2017, the centre received a Design Excellence Award from the Ontario Association of Architects.