The way you do anything, is the way you do everything
Michael Stevens became head coach of the Trojans in the fall of 2007 after two years as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball program. As an assistant coach at SAIT, Stevens won an ACAC silver medal (’06) and an ACAC bronze medal (’05). Coach Stevens and the men’s basketball squad completed a Cinderella season in 2009-2010 winning a national Silver medal in front of a home crowd in SAIT Gym during the 2010 CCAA Basketball National Tournament. As Head Coach, Stevens led the team to two medals (national silver and provincial bronze), while he also snagged an ACAC Coach of the Year (South Division) award along the way. He finished the year as a finalist for the CCAA National Coach of the Year for 2010.
He is a certified NCCP Level III, and is currently working towards Level IV/V. He has coached various levels of basketball for about 16 years. Stevens, who was raised in Calgary, was the head coach of the 2010 & 2011 U17 Boys Alberta Provincial Team and the assistant coach for the 2009 U17 Alberta Juvenile team that competed in the Canada Summer Games.
As an athlete, Stevens is also SAIT basketball alumni. He joined the Trojans after a successful college playing career that included ACAC gold (’97) and silver (’00) medals, two trips to the CCAA nationals and two seasons at the University of Calgary. In fact, Stevens was one of the few players to start a basketball game at each of the main post-secondary schools in Calgary -Mount Royal, University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic.
Coach Stevens preaches “Passion, Poise, and Purpose” as three things that are vital to success in all avenues of life. Stevens believes that these things in combination with the discipline of athletics will cultivate the habits of highly productive citizens. He is very proud to be a coach at SAIT Polytechnic; he explains, “It’s a dream come true to coach at one of the finest institutions in the country.”
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- 2010 – Present | Basketball Alberta Centre for Performance | Head Coach
- 2010, 2011 | U17 Juvenile Alberta Provincial Team | Head Coach
- 2011 | U17 Trojan Elite | Head Coach
SAIT Trojan Coaching History:
- CCAA Men’s Basketball National Silver Medal | 2010
- ACAC Men’s Basketball Provincial Silver Medal | 2006
- ACAC Men’s Basketball Provincial Bronze Medal | 2005, 2010
- ACAC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year | 2010
- CCAA Coach of the Year Finalist | 2010