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U of L Pronghorns fire women’s soccer coaches after COVID protocol breach

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The University of Lethbridge has relieved coaches Jack Reddy and Ilsa Wong of their duties with the Pronghorns women’s soccer program, effective immediately.

The recent breach of COVID-19 sport cohort protocols prompted the University to suspend the women’s soccer program and notify Alberta Health Services. While this is a difficult decision given the contributions by both coaches, it is in the best interests of the program moving forward.

Prior to the halt in team activities, Pronghorn athletes had been adhering to all the guidelines laid out by Pronghorn Athletics and Alberta Health Services. During the interruption of training, none of the student-athletes developed symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. The players are now eligible to return to training.

Pronghorn Athletics is in the process of finding an interim coach and will conduct a comprehensive search for the next head coach of the women’s soccer program in the near future.

As this is a human resources matter, the University will not make any further comment.

(U of L News Release)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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