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Simpson Named New Blue

Story provided by Brent Mutis – Capilano Blues Athletics

The Capilano University Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of Markiel Simpson as the new head coach of the Blues men’s volleyball team.

A former Blues player, Simpson has experience at both the CCAA and USports levels. He won a PACWEST provincial title with the Blues as a member of the 2012-13 team under Nathan Bennett.

For the last two seasons, Simpson has worked as an assistant coach with the Blues men’s team.

“Markiel brings a high degree of character to this role and we are confident he is the right person to lead our men’s volleyball team into the future,” said CapU Blues athletic director Georgette Reed. “His experience with our current players and his proud history with our team are key assets as we set a course for success with this program.”

Simpson spent two separate stints in Blues colours as a player, competing in his first two campaigns at CapU before a season at the University of New Brunswick. He returned to Capilano for the 2018-19 season, playing under coach Dave Dooley.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help build and sustain a championship-level program at Capilano University,” said Simpson. “As a Capilano Blues alumnus and a resident of North Vancouver, I can’t imagine a better coaching opportunity for me and my family; we’re so excited to continue being part of the community.”

Simpson immediately assumes all head coach duties for Blues men’s volleyball including recruiting, training and selection of a coaching staff.

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