Sports

Former Spartans great lands head coaching gig

Former Trinity Western Spartans standout Adam Friesen will be named the new head coach of the Fraser Valley Cascades men's basketball program this week.

The 29-year-old Friesen takes over for Barnaby Craddock, whose contract with UFV expired this month. Craddock chose to accept the head coaching job at the University of Alberta. Friesen was an assistant under Craddock for all five of the former coach's seasons in Abbotsford.

"It was a shock to the program. Everyone was disappointed," Friesen said about Craddock's departure.

Friesen played from 2002 to 2005 with Trinity Western and still holds school records for career points, with 1,869 in 99 games and assists, with 443. He also holds the Spartans single season record for both categories, with 783 points and 183 assists, which he racked up during his first season.

Friesen will be on a one-year contract.

The Cascades are coming their best season ever, a fourth-place finish at the national championships. They return all five starters and also boast a strong recruiting class.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Optimism after meeting in Victoria to discuss Willoughby school challenges
 
Pirate ship bonds community together
 
Labour consumes most new tax dollars cities collect
Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
 
B.C. lawyers vote to overturn Christian law school recognition
 
Teacher strike cheques in the mail
Decade trend shows crime dropping slowly in Surrey
 
First-degree murder charge in 2013 South Surrey homicide
 
Election 2014: Chilliwack crime rate is trending downward

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.