Two New St. Clair Coaches Named
Windsor, Ontario - Two new coaches have joined St. Clair to lead Saints athletes in the upcoming basketball and volleyball seasons. Luc Stevenson was announced as the next Head Coach for the St. Clair Men's Basketball team during a press conference at the main campus Tuesday morning and Jimmy El-Turk was named as the new Varsity Women's Volleyball Head Coach last week.

Stevenson, who is from Oakville, ON, has an Honours Degree in Physical Education from Brock University. He also has a Masters of Education in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria. He has an extensive coaching background which includes being a part of the coaching staff at Red Deer College (Alberta) for the past two seasons and helping them to a Provincial Championship and the Finals of National Championship in 2014.

Luc Stevenson and Ted Beale posing with basketball
Newly introduced Men's Basketball Head Coach Luc Stevenson (left) with Ted Beale.

As Head Coach of St. Clair Men's Basketball Team, Stevenson said he will be focusing on forming "a hard-working student athlete team that is very dedicated to the program and will represent the school proudly." He added that he is excited to work in St. Clair's "unreal" new state-of-the-art SportsPlex.

"The SportsPlex is second to none in this province for colleges, so I'm really looking forward to working in and out of that building and making use of its facilities," said Stevenson.

Stevenson succeeds Matt Devin and becomes the 7th Coach in the history of the program as the Saints move into their 49th season of play next fall.

Stevenson is an NCCP Level III Certified Coach and has contributed to several other programs in High School, AAU, Basketball Ontario, and Basketball Alberta through Clinics and Camps as an instructor, coach or motivational speaker. He is currently as Assistant Coach with Team Ontario for the Under-17 Boys Provincial team that will be competing at the National Championships August 3-8 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"We are glad to add Luc to our Saints coaching fraternity as he will be a great representative of our program," said St. Clair College Athletic Director, Christina Gatto. "Luc has experience within the CCAA and CIS across several provinces that will help St. Clair recruit the best possible talent. We are confident this will allow our Men's Basketball team to take the next steps towards consistently making the playoffs and our goal of a Provincial Championship".

Below is a more detailed look at Luc Stevenson's coaching credentials and background.

New Women's Volleyball Head Coach

The St. Clair College Athletic Department announced last week that Jimmy El-Turk is the new Varsity Women's Volleyball Head Coach.

El-Turk was born and raised in Windsor and graduated from Holy Names High School. He earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics with Honours in Leisure and Sport Management from the University of Windsor. He also went on to earn his Masters of Human Kinetics Leisure and Sport Management from the University of Windsor.

"I can't wait to get started working immediately at St. Clair College with the Women's Volleyball team," said El-Turk, adding that he is very excited about the opportunity. "There are so many amazing things going on at St. Clair College and with the Athletic Department and I am fortunate to be a part of it all. My goal is to make this a championship program as soon as possible"

El-Turk has a significant amount of coaching experience that will be very beneficial for this position. Most recently, he has spent the past two seasons as the Lead Assistant Coach for the University of Windsor Men's Volleyball team. One of his recent career highlights was being named the Lead Assistant Coach for the Team Ontario 16U boys' team.

"Jimmy is a very passionate and driven coach who will push our athletes to achieve at the highest level," said St. Clair College Athletic Director Christina Gatto. "We are very pleased to have him on board and at the helm of our women's volleyball program moving forward."

Portrait of Jimmy El-Turk
New Varsity Women's Volleyball Head Coach Jimmy El-Turk.
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