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Community Athlete Leads School Team to Championship

posted Aug 14, 2012, 11:32 AM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 6:46 PM ]

Guelph athlete Andrew McTaggert took on a new role this week as the Head Coach for the Centennial CVI Spartans Special Olympics Basketball team. Andrew who graduated from the school last year was given the task of leading the team he once particiapted on at this year's Waterloo/Guelph School Competition.
Andrew's former teachers and regular coaches of the team, Mr. Rubenstein and Mr. Lunn saw this as a great opportunity for Andrew to develop his coaching skills and see the game from the coach point of view.
Andrew came dressed to lead in a suit and tie, with briefcase and official line up forms for the score table. He went into the Championship game with a 2 and 1 record, only losing one game by 1 basket. The Championship game pitted rivals St. David's and Centennial who played only 1 hour before in a very heated back and forth game. In the end, Centennial rose victorious to a 12-11 win. 
Centennial CVI has been attending this tournament for 5 years and this is their first Championship finish.