"Brandon University will be looking for a new men's basketball coach for the 2010-11 Canada West Conference season.The scary thought is it took a week to pick up on the fact the coach at a school which played in the national title game in 2007 has resigned. It's a tough road to hoe at a small school if the proper support isn't there; it makes the success coaches such as Cape Breton's Jim Charters, among others, have had all the more impressive.
"Keith Vassell has stepped down, citing a variety of factors for his decision. 'Being a coach at Brandon University means wearing a lot of hats," he said in a press release, 'and I felt that with that, and for personal reasons, a change was in order.'
"The search for a new head coach will get underway in the coming days." — Winnipeg Free Press, March 29
Taking Vassell at his word, one wonders if this will be a wake-up call. What Brandon had in its salad days with Jerry Hemmings is probably long gone. Some would say that is not so bad, either.