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SJHS alumni wins AUFC's Volunteer Coach of the Year

by Joshua Fry - Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Travis Tait, of the Mount Allison Mounties, is now the 2005 recipient of the Phil Hughes Award as the AUFC's Volunteer Coach of the Year. This honor will also take him to the Vanier Cup celebrations and dinner on the 1st of December where he may receive the National Gino Fracas Award. A product of Saint John High School, Travis had an outstanding career as a defensive back at Mount Allison where he was a two-time-all-Canadian, a team captain, the 1994 team defensive MVP, as well as a 1994 and 1995 conference all-star.

Travis has been employed with Athletes in Action for the past six years, working with CIS athletes at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and Acadia University. In 1995 he graduated from Mount Allison with a BA in Religious Studies and is presently working on his Masters of Theological Studies.

A Mountie coach for his third season, Travis had several outstanding years and is ready to follow the path of those with a successful coaching career. In 2000, Travis was a guest coach at the University of Alberta. Travis lives in Moncton, commuting to football practices daily. This year he focused on coaching the receivers and building strong working relationships with the coaches, athletes and support staff at the different university levels.