The Saint Mary’s Huskies are calling on Scott Munro to lead their women’s basketball team out of a drought.
The Huskies hired the native of Fredericton, N.B., yesterday as head coach, filling a job that was vacated last month with the departure of 20-year veteran Jill Jeffrey.
Munro’s task is to lead the team out of the basement — the Huskies finished last with a 4-16 record in 2007-08 — and help the school win its first title in 31 years.
“It would be incredible (to win a championship) and that’s the goal from day one,” Munro said. “It’s a long road to tow to get there, for sure, but from the first day, that’s our goal.”
Munro, hired on his 37th birthday, is a Saint Mary’s grad who spent nine years as an assistant with the Huskies.
More recently, he has coached the King’s Blue Devils women’s team, and took home the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association coach-of-the-year award in the spring.
He said Saint Mary’s “feels like home.”
“I’m excited and ready for the challenge,” he said. “I plan to inject energy and enthusiasm into the program.”