Payworks Coach of the Month

Doug Surksen

Payworks Coach of the Month
Award Date
Nov 12, 2012
Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
Doug Durksen of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate has been selected as the October SUBWAY high school urban MHSAA Coach of the Month. "Doug Durksen is Co-Coach of the Westgate Senior High Cross- Country Boys teams whose Varsity Boys team accomplished a three-peat this fall when they won the MHSAA Provincial A-AA–AAA Cross Country Championship. The Junior Varsity Boys team also captured a Provincial A-AA-AAA Championship banner and both the Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls teams were Silver medalists. Coach Durksen has built up the Cross-Country team over 8 years of coaching by making it “fun to run”. He has committed himself to offer a program that engages the students interest and rewards their efforts. He consistently and “convincingly” encouraged students to make practice, and the growing cohort of after-school runners attracts even more to join.