The St. Clair College Athletic Department would like to announce that women’s volleyball Head Coach Chris Brecka has decided to step down from her duties and retire from coaching. Brecka would like to spend more time with her family and also focus on her business that has been growing significantly over the last couple of years.
“We are very appreciative of Chris’s efforts with the women’s volleyball program at St. Clair and her many years of dedicated service to the College and its student athletes”, stated Christy Gatto, Director of Athletics and Sport Development. “She has been instrumental in developing many great women on and off the court and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”
Brecka spent a total of 10 seasons with the Saints Women’s Volleyball program. Her best finish was in 2008-09 when St. Clair placed 4th in the West Region with a record of 15-5 and qualified for the OCAA quarter-finals. This past season the Saints finished with a record of 12-6 and in fourth place in the west division hosting a playoff game to Durham but losing a tight match 3-2. Brecka was 82-97 in league play over her 10 seasons. The women’s team made the playoffs three times during Brecka’s tenure and was 0-3 in their playoff matches. St. Clair also managed to be ranked in the top 10 teams in the OCAA several times during her stay.
Brecka’s teams always were one of the top academic teams during her 10 years with the women’s volleyball team winning the Don Hogan Award (top grade point average) three times. She was also instrumental in producing many OCAA All-Stars and All Academic Award winners. Chris’s teams also had many successful tournament appearances during her time including placing second at the Durham College Adidas Cup the past two seasons.
"I have always been proud to be a Saint and am grateful for the opportunities that St Clair has provided”, stated Brecka. “I will cherish the relationships that I have developed over the years. I have had the privilege of working with some really remarkable young women.”
The St. Clair Athletic Department begins its search right away to fill the vacancy and interested applicants can contact Jay Shewfelt by phone at (519) 972-2727 Ext. 4217 for information. Resumes can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the posting click HERE