Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:34

Medicine Hat College loses basketball coach

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The Medicine Hat College Rattlers have some big shoes to fill with the announcement that women’s basketball coach, Jason McLester has resigned from his position effective immediately June 21. McLester has accepted a full-time teaching position in the university-transfer education program at Medicine Hat College.


McLester counts the ACAC Silver Medal and the trip to the CCAA National Championships during the 2007-2008 season as some high points of his coaching tenure at MHC. He also looked forward to the alumni weekend each year as a time to catch up with his former players.
With a young family at home, he is looking forward to a steady schedule and more time with his wife and children.
“Jason has always valued family, school, and basketball. We are happy for him and we’re glad that we will still see him at MHC, but his players are going to miss him,” says Terry Ballard, manager of sport and wellness at Medicine Hat College. “Hopefully we will see him in the stands cheering on the team next season.”
The Rattlers program would like to thank Coach McLester for his thirteen years of service – four as men’s head coach and the last nine with the women – and wish him well as he transitions into his new career.
Jason counts the ACAC Silver Medal and the trip to the CCAA National Championships during the 2007-2008 season as a high point of his coaching tenure at MHC.  He has always valued family, school, basketball and looked forward to Alumni weekend each year as a time to catch up with his former players.  The search for a new coach will begin immediately.
Home of the Rattlers, Medicine Hat College is known for attracting high-level athletes from across the globe to compete in sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer and golf. Focused on providing the full student-athlete experience, the college helps individuals reach their potential- academically, socially and as players- while providing them the opportunity to experience the unique communities in southern Alberta. MHC’s athletic department has been a full-time member of the Alberta College Athletic Conference since 1968.

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