(WINDSOR, ON) – St Clair Saints Athletic Coordinator Ted Beale introduced Luc Stevenson as the new men’s basketball head coach, at the main campus in South Windsor, today. Stevenson replaces Matt Devin, who had been with the team for a decade.
“It is not everyday that a coach will pick up and leave from their home community,” Beale said. “That kind of determination and sacrifice, we are sure, will set a great example to our student athletes.”
An Oakville native, Stevenson has an extensive background in coaching and arrives in Windsor from Red Deer, AB, where he helped guide the Kings to the ACAC championship in 2014 and the CCAA National Finals. At the same time, Stevenson pulled double-duty as the head coach of the Thurber High School boy’s team and led the Raiders to the city championships in Red Deer.
Before that, Stevenson was an assistant coach with Medicine Hat College and started his coaching career with the Brock Badgers in St Catharines.
“It truly is a great time to make this move to Windsor and I am truly grateful and humble to be here,” Stevenson told reporters.
His first task is to assemble a coaching staff before embarking on recruiting athletes to the Saints. Stevenson will be looking near and far for the best players to play for St Clair.
“I will do my best in terms of recruiting and location, but it really all comes down to the kids,” he said. “They can be from Victoria, they can be from Halifax, they can be from Toronto; if they can fit the mould I conceive for this team, for this college, I can definitely bring them in.”
Stevenson has plans to put in place a winning attitude and ethos for the Saints, but has no illusion that it will be an easy job.
“It would be nice to make an impression, but I am just looking for a bunch of athletes who are willing to buy into a culture that we’re going to create here,” Stevenson explained. “The wins will come later.”