Alberta Basketball’s Coach Education and Information manager Reagan Wood has been named the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Male Basketball Coach of the Year for a third time.
In his sixth season as Concordia’s men's basketball head coach, Reagan led the Thunder to a 19-5 regular season record to finish first in the ACAC north division. The Thunder were ranked as high as sixth in the CCAA National Top 10.
“ABA congratulates Reagan on his deserved recognition as the ACAC North Coach of the Year,” says Alberta Basketball Association executive director Paul Sir.
“His commitment to his players and program is demonstrated through his actions. ABA is proud to have Reagan help develop coaches and athletes across the province.”
Reagan also earned ACAC North Coach of the Year honors in 2012-13 and 2016-17. In 2013-14 he led the Thunder to an ACAC silver medal at the ACAC Championship, earning the program its first trip to the CCAA National Championship.
"Reagan has set the bar for consistency and performance in our department with teams that are competing every year,” says Joel Mrak, Concordia’s Director of Athletics. “There is no doubt that this is due to the tremendous amount of effort Coach Wood puts into ensuring a positive student experience mixed in with a high-performance basketball setting. Reagan is very deserving of this award and we are proud having him representing our men's basketball program.”
Reagan received the award on Feb. 28 at the ACAC Men's Basketball Conference Championship Banquet in Lethbridge, AB.