Kamloops, BC - This marks the first time Dean Morley has been awarded U SPORTS Coach of the Year and the first time in school history a Cape Breton bench boss has received the award.
The Capers finished the regular season with an 11-0-1 record and finished first in the AUS standings. The Capers scored 32 goals for and allowed six, the most in the conference, and reached the No.1 ranking in the U SPORTS Top 10 to conclude the season for the first time in school history.
Morley has been the Capers' head coach since 2014, following seven years as assistant coach with the program. Prior to his coaching career, Morley played for the Capers from 2004 to 2006. A native of Nottingham, England, Morley has been on the Capers coaching staff for all four of their AUS championships and both U SPORTS medals (silver and bronze) at the national tournament.
"Dean Morley has established himself as one of the best men's soccer coaches in the country in just four years at the helm of our CBU program," said Cape Breton University athletic director, John Ryan. "His leadership, vision, hard work, and relentless pursuit of success has allowed him to develop complete champions in his student-athletes. Coach Morley develops outstanding young men, instilling the values of hard work, respectfulness, modesty, and community spirit. We are pleased that he has earned this well-deserved recognition by his peers."