A familiar face on the local football scene has earned some well-deserved recognition.
Gino Castellan, head coach of the École Secondaire Notre Dame High School’s football team was named Frank Morris Teir I High School Coach of the Year Award by Football Alberta.
The award is presented in honour of his contribution to the development of football in a Tier I high school program and amateur football in Alberta.
“It is a great feeling winning one of these Football Alberta coaching awards, as there is a lot of great coaches in Alberta,” said Castellan.
Last November, Castellan guided the Cougars to their first city title since 2009, with a 39-15 victory over Hunting Hills. The Cougars then became the first Central Alberta team in 21 years to advance to the Tier I Football Alberta North finals, defeating the fourth-ranked Harry Ainlay Titans 27-8 before falling to the Bev Facey Falcons.
This is the third time Castellan has been recognized for his coaching efforts. He has previously won the Tier II Coach of the Year Award and the Football Alberta overall Coach of the Year Award.
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