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Chantal ValléeChantal Vallée will helm a men’s pro franchise in addition to her duties as head coach of the Lancer women’s basketball team.

Lancer coach tapped for pro gig

In accepting a position as head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers in addition to her duties with the Lancer women’s basketball team, Chantal Vallée has made history.

She is the first woman to be named both head coach and general manager of a men’s professional basketball team; the Honey Badgers are one of six squads slated to begin competition in the Canadian Elite Basketball League in May 2019.

Currently on sabbatical leave, Vallée is in her 14th year as head coach of the University of Windsor women’s basketball program. She guided the Lancers to a record five consecutive national championship titles from 2011 to 2015.

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