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Trent Excalibur Varsity Women’s Volleyball Welcomes New Head Coach


Rusty Haines returns to Trent University and Trent Excalibur to

head women’s team


Thursday, October 3, 2018, Peterborough


Rusty Haines returns to Trent University Excalibur as the new head coach for Trent Excalibur varsity women’s volleyball this season.


After a hiatus from coaching, Mr. Haines has returned to Trent Excalibur to continue to build on the success the team has had since joining the OUA. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role having 16 years coaching experience at the college, university and club level. Mr. Haines is a former head coach of the men’s volleyball program at Trent where he led the Excalibur to their first provincial championship and a top 10 national ranking.


Trent Athletics is proud to welcome Rusty Haines as our head coach of the Excalibur varsity women’s volleyball program,” said Deborah Bright-Brundle, director of Trent Athletics. “He brings a strong knowledge of the sport, knowledge of the Excalibur, and a tremendous philosophy focused on student-athlete development on the court and in the classroom.”


“I’m really excited to be back with Trent University and back in the OUA,” expressed Mr. Haines. “Trent has had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to help build on that legacy.”


Mr. Haines started his career as an assistant with the Western Mustangs Women’s program, coaching from 1996 to 1999. After graduation he moved to Peterborough and took the helm of the men’s program at Fleming College, before moving on to Trent University in 2007. 


About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.




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