Honey BAdgers hire VAllee As CoACh, GM
Chantal Vallee has been named coach and general manager of the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Hamilton Honey Badgers, making her the first woman to hold down both roles with a professional men’s basketball team. Vallee is in her 14th year as head coach of the University of Windsor women’s basketball team. She guided the Lancers to a record five consecutive U Sports titles from 2011-15 and has a collegiate winning percentage of .791 (351-93). Vallee, a Montreal native, has been named U Sports women’s basketball coach of the year twice (2013-14, 2014-15). The CEBL begins play in 2019 with six teams: Hamilton, Edmonton, Niagara (St. Catharines, Ont.), Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Guelph, Ont., and Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.).