On Sunday January 17th, the St. Albert Sr B Miners announced that their long time Head Coach Vay Diep has stepped down from his position. Diep’s regular season coaching record with the Sr B Miners was an astounding 139-25-4. His playoff record an equally impressive 50-17. Here’s the official release from the Club:
“The Miners are saddened to announce that Vay Diep will be stepping down as the Head Coach from the Senior Miners. Vay started with the Miners in 2010 leading them to their first President’s Cup appearance in his first season as Head Coach. In his 10 year tenure with the Miners he led the team to 7 National Championship appearances, 1 National Bronze medal and 3 National Gold medals.
Vay will remain in the Miners organization on the executive board focusing his efforts on a new and exciting venture (that can not be made public at the time of this statement).
The Miners would like to extend their greatest appreciation to Vay for his unwavering dedication and leadership through all of the highs and lows over the past decade. We will be forever grateful for your time spent with the Miners.”
I reached out to Miners General Manager Jordan Cornfield and asked if he had any further comment on Diep’s departure: “He has done a ton for this club over the years and is quite deserving of having this moment in the spotlight.”
John Lintz, current National Lacrosse League player for the Colorado Mammoth and also Sr. B Miner, took to social media and addressed Vay Diep with a from-the-heart post:
The Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League (RMLL) did not play in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. The league is hopeful to play in 2021 but no official announcement has been made. When play does begin again, the Sr B Miners will have a different voice at the helm for the first time in over a decade. Cheers go out to Mr. Diep for a job well done.