By Woodard, Dale on October 24, 2020.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks announced four new assistant coaches Friday.
Rounding out the Kodiaks coachings are Andre Arsenault (men’s volleyball), Micaela Stone (soccer) and Nick Ontkean & Ricardo Quesada (cross country and indoor track) in time for the 2020-21 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season.
Arsenault joins Kodiaks head coach Greg Gibos on the men’s volleyball roster.
The duo go back to 2007 when Gibos first coached Arsenault as a player at W.P. Wagner High School in Edmonton.
“His biggest impact hasn’t been on the court, but how much he’s done for the game of volleyball in Alberta,” said Gibos in a relase. “Andre has been a coach with the Northern Alberta Volleyball Club (NAVC) which brought home three provincial championships. Along with this, he has also been the Director for Volleyball Alberta summer camps for three years. When you are looking at how many athletes Andre has positively impacted, it’s a huge number. Ultimately he wants what is best for every athlete, and to share his love for the sport.”
Arsenault went on to enjoy a successful playing career which included two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference all-star nods while playing with Medicine Hat College. He completed his playing career as a libero with MacEwan University (USPORTS), piling up several individual records for the Griffins.
As a gay athlete, Arseneault also received accolades for overcoming adversity and helping pave the way for the LGBTQ+ athletes to succeed and thrive in post-secondary athletics.
A goaltender during her time with the Kodiaks, Stone joins the soccer team as the team’s new goaltending coach.
She transferred to Lethbridge College for the 2019 season and had a huge affect in net for the Kodiaks, helping the team secure a first-place finish in the ACAC South Division and an ACAC bronze medal.
Ontkean and Quesada join Kodiaks head coach Simon Schaerz.
A product of Winnipeg, Quesada will take the role of the program’s resistance training coach.
He is a graduate of Lethbridge College’s Exercise Science program and is a registered CSEP-CPT.