Carleton hires Dani Sinclair as Ravens ladies’s basketball coach


The primary girl to be in that put up at Carleton since 2006-07, she has spent the previous eight seasons as College of Victoria head coach.

The wait is over for the Carleton Ravens ladies’s basketball crew.

Dani Sinclair was named Ravens head coach on Tuesday, making her the primary girl in that place since 2006-07 and ending a hiring course of that started in March 2019, when Taffe Charles transferred into the identical place with the Carleton males’s crew.

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Dani Sinclair joins Carleton as head coach of the Ravens ladies’s crew after eight seasons as head coach of the Victoria Vikes.

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Sinclair agreed to take the Ravens put up final 12 months, as effectively, however was unavailable for the 2019-20 season, so Carleton employed Brian Cheng on a one-year contract. He led them to a 24-13 file, together with a 15-7 regular-season mark and a tie for second within the Ontario College Athletics East Division standings.

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As host crew for the U Sports activities nationwide championship, Carleton misplaced to the eventual-champion Saskatchewan Huskies in a quarterfinal, edged the Alberta Pandas and misplaced to the Calgary Dinos within the comfort ultimate.

Coincidentally, Sinclair was Cheng’s assistant coach on the College of Victoria a decade in the past. She grew to become Vikes head coach in 2012 and by no means had a shedding season, compiling a file of 157-105 earlier than resigning that place on March 10.

One other coincidence: Within the Vikes’ 2017 nationwide championship look, as host crew, they misplaced a quarterfinal towards the Ravens.

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“There’s such a wealthy historical past in each the ladies’s and males’s applications, and I stay up for studying from (Carleton director of basketball operations) Dave Sensible and different members of the crew,” Sinclair mentioned in a media launch from the college. “We’ve an awesome group of athletes that I’m eager to get to know and work with.”

As Dani Everitt, the Guelph native performed three seasons for the McMaster Marauders, incomes nationwide rookie of the 12 months honours in 1999, earlier than ending her enjoying profession with two seasons as a Vike. They received the 2003 nationwide title and he or she was a first-team all-Canadian in 2004.

The final girl to be Ravens head coach was Christie Lauzon, who left in 2007 after 4 consecutive shedding seasons. Charles’ subsequent 12-year tenure included a 2018 nationwide championship.

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“We’re thrilled that Dani has accepted the place as head coach of our ladies’s basketball program,” mentioned Jennifer Brenning, Carleton’s assistant vice-president for recreation and athletics. “The ladies’s program is about up for fulfillment with distinctive student-athletes and the nationwide championship expertise.”

Sinclair is to begin her new duties on Could 1, the college mentioned.

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