After an intense volleyball tournament involving nine teams the boys and girls volleyball teams at Samson Junior Senior High School have a lot to be proud of.
On Nov. 19 Samson hosted the tournament and both teams came out on top. The Coyote girls claimed the gold medals and the Coyote boys took silver.
Coach Morin was impressed with the efforts of both teams and had a great season of coaching.
“I’m so proud and honoured to be a part of all of this,” said Morin. “Life is about giving back. These kids are awesome kids. It’s been terrific. These kids have awesome abilities when it comes to sports.”
The Coyote girls were awarded with gold medals and a banner after playing and winning three teams in their pool.
The girls team has been undefeated for the whole season and their accomplishments will go into the school’s record books.
Morin recognized the hard work of the team and believes that their combined efforts have paid off both in the game of volleyball and their school life.
“It’s great to see the students take pride in themselves and in the school,” he said. “The staff is all about putting their time back into the kids here and coaching has been a way to see these good results. We have a great administration here who wear their hearts on their sleeves, it has been great to see all this school spirit.”
Morin believes that sports are important in a student’s life because of all the positive things that come with playing and being a part of a team.
“I know what it means to coach and be involved in things that make you feel good,” he said. “The goal at the school is to make these kids proud of themselves. When you have the positive going, then it erases the negative.”
The whole school was there to support and contribute to their team. The band from the music program played in the foyer, students sold pizza and snacks during the tournament, and students came took part in the opening ceremonies and cheering on their team.
Christian Fraynn, a student at the school, also designed the Coyotes logo that was on the team jerseys.
The teams have been training three days a week after school and Morin says their dedication and hard work is something to look up to.
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