Bison Sports is pleased to announce Phil Hudson as the new Bison men’s volleyball head coach for the upcoming 2007-08 season. Hudson will replace Garth Pischke, as he will be on six month leave of absence from the University of Manitoba.
Hudson has a vast array of volleyball experience to his extensive resume. Hudson has been with Dakota Collegiate since 1988 and been the Physical Education Department Head since 2004. Over his 20 years with Dakota, he has coached the men’s volleyball team to three Provincial “AAAA” volleyball championships (1991, 1992 and 2003) and ten more trips to the Provincial Final Four including the 2006-07 season. Hudson was honoured as 2005-06 Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association (MHSAA) recipient of the Grey Cup Legacy High School Coach of the Year Award.
The new Bison men’s volleyball head coach commented, “I am very excited about the challenge of working with the Bison men’s volleyball team. I hope to continue the high level of performance that has been evident over the years under Garth’s leadership.”
Prior to Dakota, Hudson coached at West Kildonan Collegiate where he was instrumental in the men’s volleyball team capturing two Provincial “AAAA” volleyball championships (1980 and 1986) and four additional trips to the Provincial Final Four from 1980-87.
Along with his 28 years of coaching at the Collegiate level in volleyball, cross country, track and field and soccer, Hudson has experience with Team Canada and Provincial teams. He was appointed as Team Canada Senior Women’s Assistant Coach in 2005-06. He coached Team Manitoba men’s volleyball teams to a medal in three Canada Games (gold in 2005) and was Volleyball Canada Developmental Coach of the Year in 1999.
Hudson had success with Dakota Volleyball Club and Kildonan Volleyball Club level and coached four provincial championship teams. He was named 2006 Coaching Manitoba Excellence Award recipient – Dr. Jack Hunt Memorial Award Developmental category.
Garth Pischke commented, “Phil comes with a wealth of volleyball knowledge and success. Phil, a former Bison athlete, will provide excellent leadership and continue to uphold the high standards of Bison Volleyball.”