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Fanshawe Coach Accepted to National Coaching Mentorship Program
The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced Fanshawe College Women's Basketball Associate Coach Brittany Denneny has been accepted to participate in the 2012-2013 CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program (FACP).
Denneny was accepted among 11 other apprentices training under mentor coaches in soccer, cross-country running, volleyball and basketball.
Denneny (right) will train under Fanshawe Women's Basketball Head Coach Matt White who has led the women's basketball team for four seasons. In that time, he has earned an OCAA bronze medal and twice been named as OCAA West coach of the year. He is a NCCP level-2 certified basketball coach who believes the FACP "provides an extraordinary opportunity to facilitate personal and professional growth. Brittany has a bright future ahead of her."
Mike Lindsay, Fanshawe College's outgoing Manager of Athletics said that Denneny is the "ideal candidate" for the CCAA FACP. She has post-secondary playing experience, expertise in fitness, nutrition and high performance training. She says her goal is to become a head coach at an elite competitive level.
"I am very thrilled and honored to be offered a spot to participate in this program," Denneny said. "This allows me to continue to expand my knowledge in a sport that has been a big part of my life since I was young, but through a different perspective: as a coach. Receiving a spot in the Female Apprentice Coach Program means that I will be able to give back to a sport that has given so much to me."
Denneny's playing resumé includes being women's basketball team captain and MVP at Loyalist College from 2008 to 2010 and receiving Athlete-of-the-Year honours in 2009/2010.
In addition to her Associate Coaching duties with the Fanshawe Women's Basketball team, Denneny has also worked as the Strength and Conditioning Trainer for the Fanshawe Women's Volleyball team, and as Head Coach of the London Ramblers Major Midget Ontario Basketball Association team.
"After working with Coach White this past year I have been able to observe his passion for the game and it excites me to continue to feed off of that and learn from him. He has done great things with the Fanshawe Women’s Basketball Program in his four years of being Head Coach, and I will certainly benefit from his experience," said Denneny. The CCAA Female Apprentice Coach Program targets female graduating student-athletes to participate in collegiate sport as apprentice coaches. The program provides grants for professional development opportunities and operational costs associated with the apprentice coach. Apprentice coaches typically aid in player scouting, team communications, training exercises, skill development and administrative duties throughout the season. The CCAA’s goal is to have one female coach on the staff of each women's sports program.
The Fanshawe Women's Basketball regular season kicks off on October 30, 2012, as they face the Humber Hawks on the road and then return home November 3 to host the Redeemer Royals at 6:00 p.m. at Fanshawe College "J" Gym.