Education alumna Chantal Vallée (MA 2002, Phys. Ed.) becomes first woman named both coach and GM of a men's professional sports team


Published: 29Nov2018

Chantal Vallée (MA 2002, Physical Education) was named head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers basketball team this week, becoming the first woman named to both positions on a men's professional sports team.

"Gender never came up when team president John Lashway was wooing Vallee for the job," wrote The Star in their recent coverage of the news. Numerous media sources have picked up this exciting story including:

On May 2, 2018, the Canadian Elite Basketball League announced Hamilton, Ontario, as one of six inaugural teams for its inaugural season beginning May 2019.