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Thursday , 2 December 2021
Assumption Jr/Sr. High basketball coach Shayne Midford. Image credit: Lakeland Catholic School District.

Assumption basketball coach named to U18 staff at 2022 Canada Summer Games

Assumption Jr/Sr. High School teacher Shayne Midford will be coaching in a national tournament this summer, it was announced on Wednesday. 

Midford was named the associate head coach for the 18U Boys’ Alberta Basketball Team, which will be representing the province at the 2022 Canada Summer Games.  

“I was thrilled to be named the associate head coach for the provincial team, and I look forward to representing Alberta next summer,” Midford said in a LCSD press release. “It will be a fantastic experience and opportunity to coach alongside Reagan Wood and Brandon Brock.” 

A longtime teacher and coach at Assumption School of 21 years, Midford was recently named the Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association’s Zone Merit Award recipient handed out “in recognition of outstanding service to the students of Alberta Schools in the promotion and operation of an athletic program.”

He is familiar with the head coach Reagan Wood and describes him as, “An amazing coach and men tor for youth, while Brandon [Brock] will bring youthful exuberance and a technical component that can be applied in our preparation.” 

“Anytime you can represent your province in a national competition, it’s a pretty proud moment,” he said. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.