Miles Pinsent named CIS Coach of the Year

Miles Pinsent named CIS Coach of the Year
At the CIS all-Canadian banquet held Wednesday evening as the kick of to the men's soccer championship Head Coach Miles Pinsent was named CIS coach of the year while Ben Law was named as a second team all-Canadian.
Pinsent is the second UNB coach to be honoured by his CIS peers after Gary Brown, who claimed the award back in 1980. Before this year, Pinsent had already been honoured at the AUS level twice, including in 1995 in women’s soccer and in 2003, when he was co-recipient of the men’s trophy.
In his 10th campaign at the helm of UNB’s men’s team, Pinsent led his troops to a rebound season this fall after the Varsity Reds missed the playoffs a year ago for the first time during his tenure. The V-Reds improved from their 3-6-4 record in 2011 to finish first in the Atlantic conference with a 9-3-1 league mark. They kept the second best defensive record in the AUS with only nine goals allowed in 13 games and ended the regular schedule with eight straight shutout victories to edge Saint Mary’s by a single point in the standings.
Pinsent, who graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Physical Education and also a Bachelor of Education, led the V-Reds to the AUS banner in 2006 and now has a career regular season record of 62-34-31.
“Miles has done such an outstanding job with our program,” said UNB Director of Athletics John Richard. “After missing the playoffs last season for the first time in his career, and getting off to a 1-3-1 start this fall, he stayed true to what he believed in and has got his student-athletes focused and believing at the right time. He is so passionate and dedicated to his student-athletes, his soccer team and our V-Reds program.”
UQTR’s Pierre Clermont, Queen’s Chris Gencarelli and Trinity Western’s Pat Rohla were the other finalists for the CIS coach-of-the-year award.