Thompson wins Volleyball Manitoba Coach of the Year

Published on Tuesday, 20 December 2022 07:38

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Tanya Thompson and her girls.... First, the Major Pratt Lady Trojans swept the MHSAA AA Volleyball provincials - losing only one set throughout the entire tournament.

Looking at the statistics, as Thompson pointed out, this level of success is nothing new for this team.

“I’ve been doing some stats on our team’s year and thought the season we played 136 set of volleyball and of that, we lost 18 sets in the whole year,” Tanya proudly pointed out. After the weekend of AA volleyball provincial competition in The Pas, Tanya and three of her girls headed into Winnipeg for the gala Volleyball Manitoba evening where Tanya was awarded the AA coach of the year for the MHSAA 2022 season.

Some of Tanya’s accomplishments include: -Former Team Manitoba player -AA varsity girls provincial champions - 2021 (coach) -Team Manitoba Assistant coach - 2022; champions at the 2022 Summer Games -AA varsity girls provincial champions - 2022 (coach)

“I was surprised and very proud,” Tanya said. “I know the time I have spent in the gym with these girls - that’s the important thing - so I don’t need that award to feel good about my coaching - but it was definitely nice to be recognized by my peers.”

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