Alberta Basketball’s Coach Education and Information manager Reagan Wood has been named the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Men's North Basketball Coach of the Year for a third straight season and fourth time in his career.
In his seventh season as Concordia’s men's basketball head coach, Reagan guided the Thunder to first place in the North with a 20-4 record. The Thunder were ranked in the top ten nationally for most of the season, reaching as high as 7th.
“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, 2016-17 and 2017-18. 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 built a first class program here at Concordia that is continually in the championship contender conversation," says Joel Mrak, Concordia’s Director of Athletics. "Coach Wood has put in countless hours to ensure that his athletes are as dedicated to their studies as they are to basketball, and his effort is definitely being recognized across our conference and the country. Reagan is a worthy recipient of this award and it is a pleasure to have him at the helm of our men's basketball program.
Reagan received the award on Feb. 27 at the ACAC Men's Basketball Conference Championship Banquet in Lloydminister.