After five years at the helm, UFV Cascades men’s basketball head coach Barnaby Craddock is moving on.
The university announced his resignation Tuesday, saying Craddock will be pursuing his coaching career with the University of Alberta Golden Bears next season.
Craddock came to UFV five years ago from Brandon University.
Under his leadership the University of the Fraser Valley’s men’s basketball team had grow each year, culminating with the program’s first trip to the CIS Final 8 national championship tournament in Halifax, N.S. this past March. Craddock led the Cascades to a 2012 Canada West silver medal, losing by one point (72-71) to those same Golden Bears he will now join next season.
The Cascades were ranked fourth in the CIS top ten for most of the regular season this year.
UFV went on to earn a berth in the CIS Final 4 by defeating Lakehead University (OUA) in the CIS quarterfinal game 83-71. Over five years at the helm, Craddock’s Canada West regular and post-season record at UFV was 57-62.
During Craddock’s tenure many Cascades players also earned individual Canada West honors.
“On behalf of UFV, I would like to thank Barnaby for his five years of service to the school and the leadership he provided to the many student-athletes during his tenure with the Cascades Athletics Program,” said UFV interim athletic director Chris Bertram. A national job search to fill the now-vacant men’s basketball position will commence immediately.