The Good Coach - Brian Jonker
After 17 season's it is official, Brian Jonker is passing the torch. As the head coach for Mohawk College's Mens Basketball Team Brian set the record for most regular-season wins, 180, for a coach across any sport at Mohawk while also winning a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship in 2012. A Mohawk Alumni who played for the college's men's team, he has hit the goals he set out to achieve and he feels it is time. “I think the goal is to be competitive and relevant on a regular basis and then when you leave you leave the place better than you found it,” said Jonker, whose 312 total wins – exhibition, regular-season, tournament and playoffs – are also thought to be a record.
Brian's dedication and commitment to Mohawk College Mountaineers was honoured at the Mohawk College Athletics Banquet held Thursday evening at Carmen's.