Emma Duinker, Chantal ValléeEmma Duinker will step in as acting head coach of Lancer women’s basketball for the 2018-19 season, while Chantal Vallée takes a sabbatical leave.

Assistant comes off bench to coach women’s basketball squad

Acting as head coach of the Lancer women’s basket all team is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on student-athletes, says Emma Duinker. An assistant coach with the program, she will step in for the 2018-19 season, while head coach Chantal Vallée takes a sabbatical leave starting September 1.

“I have learned a lot from Chantal over the past two years and I am confident in the process,” Duinker said. “I am excited to further develop my leadership abilities through this head coaching position and I believe that with the talent we have, I can guide them further along in their development.”

An all-Canadian guard during her student days at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Duinker subsequently pursued a professional career, winning a 2014 second-division championship in the German Bundesliga with the Bad Aibling Fireballs.

She is currently in the process of completing master’s studies in the UWindsor sport management program. Read the full story, “Vallée takes sabbatical; Duinker to serve as interim head coach.”

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