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Jose Caceres Named CCAA Men's Volleyball Coach of the Year

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
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    Jose Caceres

Ambrose University is pleased to announce that José Cáceres was named Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year.
Cáceres was honoured on March 7, 2023, during the 2023 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship, hosted by Humber College in Etobicoke, ON.
This is Cáceres’ first year coaching the Ambrose Lions’. With 16 years of professional coaching experience, Cáceres is also in charge of Compliance and High Performance with Ambrose University Athletics, where he supports students through oversight of their academics, athletic therapy, and safe sport training. Prior to coaching at Ambrose, Cáceres was the Head Coach of the St. Lucia National Team and an Assistant Coach with the Peru National Team.
“As I come to the end of my first year of leading the Lions at Ambrose University, receiving this recognition and honour gives me tremendous satisfaction. Beyond personal satisfaction, it is an acknowledgment of a job done well with my team. It validates the hard work and effort that we have given throughout the season and it inspires me to continue striving for excellence. This award represents a greater responsibility for me: to continue working with passion and dedication.”

  • José Cáceres, Men's Volleyball Head Coach, Ambrose University Lions’

“José has been incredible in my personal development and the development of the team. He does a great job of understanding us as individuals and knowing how to push us to each be our best. I love his ability to keep us focused in practice by keeping drills competitive as well as fun. He genuinely understands what it’s like to be a student-athlete and makes it easy to unite us as a team.”

  • Emmitt Juul-Hansen, 5th year setter men’s volleyball, Ambrose University Lions’

Quick Facts:  

  • Caceres is the first coach from Ambrose University to receive this award.
  • Both Ambrose Volleyball coaches, José Cáceres (men’s volleyball) and Barry Heidebrecht (women’s volleyball) were selected as the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Coaches of the Year.
  • Lions Volleyball entered ACAC in the Fall of 2014.