Sudbury Five head coach and general manager Logan Stutz is moving on.
After three years of coaching the Sudbury Five, Stutz will be moving on to be the director of player development at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball team- the Boston College Eagles.
“Well, this is a very bittersweet moment for me and my family,” said Stutz in a press release.
“We loved our time in Sudbury. We laughed here, we cried here, we lived here. We had our third daughter here and built amazing relationships along the way, we will always be attached to this city.”
Having been named the team’s first head coach since the conceptualization of the Sudbury Five in 2018, Stutz made strides for the team in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). It came as no surprise that Stutz was highly recruited by other teams, said Bob Johnston, VP of the Sudbury Five basketball operations, in a press release.
“To be honest, losing Logan is a strong endorsement of our program and a testament to the fact that we are doing things right,” he said.
“We have to recognize and be prepared for scenarios that will see future Sudbury Five players and coaches graduate to elite professional basketball programs all over the world. After all, one of the mandates of the NBLC is to develop basketball talent.”
Despite joining the NBLC in 2018 — a year after the league’s creation — the Sudbury Five was able to create a respectable reputation through their performance in the last few seasons.
They have been able to garner recognition from players, coaches and media as their fan base grew locally in Sudbury.
The Sudbury Five is now preparing for the new season as they start their recruitment process for a new head coach.
The basketball organization said that their “search for a new head coach/GM will be rigorous and thorough,” and they will be looking for a new coach with similar practices as coach Stutz. They anticipate announcing the new head coach within the next few months as they strive to build a championship team.