The Chargers coaching staff is pleased to welcome Alex Robichaud, a young and gifted athlete and coach from Fredericton NB, but who has been coaching in Moncton for the last few years.
In his young coaching career, Alex has coached many competitive travelling teams in the Thunder Bay area and many competitive travelling teams in the Greater Moncton area. For the past three years Alex has been involved in the coaching and development of male and female athletes from U Sports and ACAA Basketball throughout New Brunswick though the Sweat Academy program. As a player, Alex distinguished himself at Lakehead University, having been named three times defensive player of the year and by serving as team captain during his last three years. During his Lakehead basketball career, Alex achieved an OUA champion and a silver medal at the U Sport National Championships.
"Alex has a bright future in coaching," said head coach Todd McKillop. "He is extremely knowledgeable with an incredible thirst for learning. Alex has deep roots in New Brunswick having grown up in Bathurst and Fredericton. He represented New Brunswick in The Canada Games and many National championships. He has been a proven winner at all levels, and he will bring that championship culture with him to our program at Crandall."
A familiar face is also returning to the Chargers bench; Jamie Small will once again serve on the Chargers coaching staff, coming to the men's basketball team as assistant coach. Small has a long history with basketball on the Court, dating all the way back to 2002 when he first served as head coach of the ABU Blue Tide men's team. In the intervening years, Jamie has coached both the men's and women's basketball teams at different times, and he returns now as new Head Coach Todd McKillop takes the helm of the men's team. Jamie has also coached a variety of high school teams as well as minor basketball and club teams over his near 25-year career.
"Jamie is one of the brightest coaching minds that New Brunswick has had in the last 20 years," said McKillop. "His ability to dissect the game is unparalleled and his connection with his athletes has always been staple on any team he has coached."
With the coaching staff now assembled for the coming season, Crandall's student athletes can be assured that they will continue to strengthen their game, both on and off the Court.
Welcome to the Chargers, Alex and welcome back, Jamie.