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Nathan Ruff
Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Abdell Farag headshot

Abdell Farag
Ass’t Coach, Men’s Basketball

Paul Bagnall headshot

Paul Bagnall
Ass’t Coach, Men’s Basketball

Kristin Streed
Athletic Therapist

Entering into his 5th season as the head coach of the Lightning, Coach Ruff brings 10 years post secondary coaching experience with him along with another 9 years of experience at the High School level. Over his tenure Ruff has preached roster integrity and retention as the backbone of success for the program. With continued success each and every season the Lightning are in great position to have the best season of any Lightning program to date.

Coach Ruff is a certified Train to Train coach with the NCCP program and is working towards completing his Train to Compete certification.

Latest Men’s Basketball News

1409, 2022

Lightning Athletics: Medicine Hat XC Grand Prix #1 Recap

September 14th, 2022|

Lightning Cross Country was back on the course for the 2022-23 season On Saturday, September 10. Eight members of our Cross Country Running Team travelled to Medicine Hat for the first Grand Prix race of [...]

2906, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: MJ Ritchie and Candice Parish

June 29th, 2022|

For StMU alumni Mary-Jean (MJ) Ritchie and Candice Parish, St. Mary’s University holds a special place in their hearts as the place that brought them together, sparking a life-long friendship and blossoming into a business [...]

306, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Randi Palyga

June 3rd, 2022|

They say that all roads lead home, and for esteemed St. Mary’s University alumni Randi Palyga, home might just be the St. Mary’s campus! Having completed two degrees at StMU, and now working in both [...]

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