University of Regina director of athletics Dick White announced Monday that Steve Burrows has been named the school’s men’s basketball head coach.
Burrows has extensive experience with University of Regina basketball, as he’s been as an assistant with the men’s team since the 1994-95 season. He has served double duty since the 2007-08 campaign, holding the title of assistant coach for the women’s basketball team as well.
“Steve will bring experience and a renewed commitment to excellence for our men’s basketball program,” White said. “He is widely respected around Regina and the province and has played a huge role in the development of both our men’s and women’s teams over the last several years. I am confident that Steve will show the same passion as a head coach at the CIS level that he’s consistently shown as an assistant coach.”
Burrows helped guide the men’s team to three appearances in the Canada West Final Four over a four-year span from 2003 to 2006. That time was punctuated by a historic 16-4 season in 2005-06 as the Cougars went undefeated on their home court during the conference schedule and set a program record for most wins in a single year. With the women’s team, Burrows has helped the program reach unprecedented heights including appearances in five CIS Championship tournaments in the six years he’s been on staff.
He is also the director of coaching development for Basketball Saskatchewan, a position he’s held since 2010. Burrows has also held head coaching positions for seven provincial teams, Saskatchewan’s Basketball Canada Centre for Performance, and at the high school level with Winston Knoll Collegiate.
Burrows becomes the 10th head coach in the history of the U of R’s men’s basketball program at the CIAU/CIS level.
University of Regina Men’s Basketball Head Coach History Stan Fisher, 1968-70 Gene Rizak, 1970-74, 1977-78, 1979-80 Mike Frisby, 1978-79 Craig Chamberlin, 1980-81 Wes Stevenson, 1981-82 Ken Murray, 1982-89 Dick Stark, 1989-90 Tim Artemenko, 1990-94 James Hillis, 1994-2013 Steve Burrows, 2013-