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SAIT Trojans Men’s Basketball: Bruce Colwell feature

SAIT Trojans Men’s Basketball: Bruce Colwell feature


>>IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR S.A.I.T. POLYTECHNIQUE TO HAVE MATURE STUDENTS BUT TO HAVE A STUDENT OLDER THAN THE COACH ON A SPORTS TEAM IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. HEATH BROWN EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: 29-YEAR-OLD BRUCE COLWELL FROM NEW BRUNSWICK HASN’T BEEN INVOLVED IN A COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAME IN SEVEN YEARS. HE USED TO PLAY FOR ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY IN FREDERICTON. BRUCE ACTUALLY MOVED WEST TO TAKE A JOB AT S.A.I.T. AND HAS ALSO RECENTLY COACHED HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN DIDSBURY. BUT NOW HE’S A STUDENT AGAIN TAKING CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND WITH ONE FINAL YEAR OF ELIGIBILITY REMAINING, HE COULDN’T RESIST TRYING OUT FOR THE TROJANS.>>I JUST LOVE THE GAME OF BASKETBALL. COACHING IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY, A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I LEARNED A LOT THROUGH THAT BUT ANY TIME YOU CAN GET OUT ON THE COURT AND ACTUALLY PLAY, I’LL TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY EVERY TIME.>>TRYING OUT FOR THE TEAM AND MAKING THE TEAM ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SCENARIOS BUT BRUCE MADE IT AND THEY THINKS HE KNOWS WHY.>>I HAD LIFE EXPERIENCE AND, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE INTANGIBLE THINGS THAT S.A.I.T. DOESN’T ALWAYS GET BECAUSE A LOT OF THE PROGRAMS ARE ONE AND TWO YEARS SO YOU DON’T GET A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, GUYS COMING IN HERE. THIS IS MY FOURTH YEAR SO I KNEW I HAD THAT GOING FOR ME AND THE RESPONSIBILITY IS ON THE TEAM BECAUSE OF THAT.>>HE GETS IT. YOU KNOW, AND WE HAD A BAD PRACTICE LAST WEEK AND HE’S GUY I CAN GRAB REAL QUICK AND SAY, BRUCE, HUDDLE HIM UP, GET THEM GOING.>>AND EVEN THOUGH BRUCE IS THREE YEARS OLDER THAN HIS COACH, AGE IS NOT A FACTOR IN THE COACH/PLAYER RELATIONSHIP.>>IT JUST GETS YOU A LITTLE CAMARADERIE. I CALLED HIM OLD MAN. LET’S GO, OLD MAN. YOU KNOW, STILL GOT THE MUTUAL RESPECT.>>HE’S COME IN HERE AND DONE A GREAT JOB. HE’S VERY EXPERIENCED. HE’S PUT A GREAT PROGRAM IN PLACE HERE, JUST JUDGING ON THE PREVIOUS TEAMS I’VE BEEN A PART OF, IT’S A VERY TALENTED CLUB HERE.>>AND THE TROJANS BASKETBALL TEAMS DON’T SEE ACTION AGAIN UNTIL NOVEMBER 7 WHEN THEY FACE ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY. HEATH BROWN, CTV SPORTS.>>Glenn:

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