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WBBALL | Cheverie named new head coach of women’s basketball Hurricanes

May 29, 2017

Coach CheverieThe Holland Hurricanes have named Jared Cheverie the third head coach in the programs history.  Cheverie, a Charlottetown, PEI native, currently resides in Grande Prarie, Alberta where he coached the Grande Prairie Regional College women’s basketball team since July 2016.

Cheverie will take the reigns of the Hurricanes after Mike Connolly retired at the end of the 2016-17 season.  Connolly led the ‘Canes for the past six seasons beginning in 2011.

Cheverie is excited to be returning home to Prince Edward Island.

“Coaching at the college and university level in my home province is something that I have been working towards since I first started coaching,” he shared.  “The basketball community in PEI is a very passionate and knowledgeable group who love to support their own.  To now have the opportunity to do what I love with my family and friends nearby, it’s a dream in the making.”

Cheverie has already begun to communicate with potential players.

“I’ve had the opportunity to connect with some of the returning players as well as some of the incoming players and I will continue to reach out and learn from them.  One common through all of my conversations so far has been the openness to share their individual stories, the positive and welcoming messages that have come my way and the desire to continue the hard work that is needed to maintain a nationally competitive program.”

Prior to taking the position in Alberta, Cheverie coached the Montague Regional High School men’s team from 2011-2016 as well as the PEI U-17 women’s program in 2015.  From 2011-2013 as well as 2007-2009 he led the men’s PEI Canada Games programs.

Other coaching highlights for Cheverie was his time spent as an assistant coach with the Hurricanes women’s program in 2010-2011 and the UPEI Panthers men’s team in 2007-2009.

“Jared has worked hard to build his coaching resume,” shared Director of Athletics and Recreation Albert Roche.  “His passion and vision are key attributes which will serve him well as he develops a rapport with his players and strives for continued success with the women’s basketball program. As an Islander he has a great understanding of Holland College and the attraction we offer to prospective student-athletes.  We look forward to him joining our squad of fine Hurricanes coaches.”

The Hurricanes are coming off of their third straight ACAA Championship last season after a regular season of 17-1.  After a disappointing performance at Nationals the ‘Canes look to get back to playing to their potential this fall.

“Our players can expect a coach who will work tirelessly for them on and off of the court,”  shared Cheverie. “They can expect someone who will be supportive in their skill development and academic success and will do whatever is necessary to continue the level of success regionally and nationally that the Hurricanes have enjoyed in recent years under the guidance of Coach Connolly.  This season our fans can expect an exciting brand of fast paced basketball from a group of hard-working and dedicated student-athletes who will represent Holland College and PEI with pride and distinction.”

Cheverie was appreciative of the Grande Prairie Regional College for his time as the women’s basketball head coach.

“I would like to thank the great people at Grande Prairie Regional College for the opportunity and experience that they have provided me.  I will look forward to their growth and development from afar as they compete in the ACAC; perhaps we will meet up at a future CCAA National Championship someday.”

To connect with the women’s basketball Hurricanes please visit www.twitter.com/caneswbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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