Ray Chateau of the Humber Hawks is this year’s winner of the Coaching Excellence Award Across All Sports.
The CCAA’s highest coaching honour is selected based on contribution to the sport, athlete development, and success in building their institution’s program. Mohawk Mountaineers men’s basketball coach Brian Jonker was a nominee. Jonker’s Mountaineers won Mohawk’s first ever national title last month.
Chateau has led the Humber Hawks men and women’s golf teams since 2007. He also serves as program coordinator of Humber’s professional golf management program, hosted the Golf Canada national teaching and coaching symposium, co-founded the Golf Coaches Association of Canada and serves as its president. Since joining the team Chateau’s athletes have earned four PING CCAA Golf National Championship men’s team titles, two women’s team titles and 13 individual titles. The men’s team also won the Golf Canada University/College Championship and Chateau has represented Team Canada at five international FISU events.
Chateau’s former players have gone on to claim titles at the Ontario Amateur and Ontario Junior Championships, as well as competing at NCAA Division 1 and US Amateur tournaments. His goal is to make Humber the Canadian leader in post-secondary varsity golf.