Charlottetown, PEI (May 17, 2018)—Chris Huggan, UPEI's director of Athletics and Recreation, is pleased to announce Matt Gamblin has signed on to be the next head coach of the UPEI Women's Basketball team. Gamblin has an impressive track record as both a coach and player, most recently leading the Mount Allison Mounties to win the 2017–2018 Atlantic Collegiate Athletics Association (ACAA) women's basketball title.
"I am excited to welcome Matt, his wife April, and son Cohen to the UPEI Panther family," said Huggan. "Matt has been a head coach for seven years, and in that time, has led teams at both the high school and college level to championships. He is a very knowledgeable, passionate, and hard-working young man who builds champions both on and off the court. He is a proven winner and a great fit to lead our women's basketball team to many successes in the years to come."
Before coaching the Mounties, Gamblin spent four years with the Amherst High School Vikings' boys basketball program. After two years as assistant coach, he transitioned to head coach and led the team to a provincial championship. He has also worked as a coach for the Northumberland section of Basketball Nova Scotia's Regional Training Centre program. Before coaching, he played for Team Nova Scotia on four different occasions. He played ACAA basketball at Kings College and Mount Saint Vincent University before a knee injury ended his playing career.
"I feel both privileged and excited to join the family at UPEI," said Gamblin, "It has been abundantly clear through the process that there is a deep commitment to growth and excellence on and off the court here. I am joining a program which is in great shape, with a strong core, and I can't wait to get started working with the team."
Gamblin has signed a three-year contract with the Panthers. He begins June 1.
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