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El-Turk returns to University of Windsor

Updated June 6th:

Jimmy El-Turk is back at the University of Windsor as an assistant coach with the men's volleyball team. He joins the Lancers after a successful run as head coach at St. Clair College where he posted a 92-43 regular season record during his seven seasons at the helm. "We are very pleased to be welcoming Coach El-Turk back to our program." said head coach James Gravelle in a statement. "Jimmy returns to the blue and gold as a very successful and experienced coach and well-connected recruiter."

El-Turk was an assistant at Windsor for two seasons before taking the head job at St. Clair. He also played for the Lancers during his varsity career. "James, his staff, and the players have built the program into a perennial OUA contender. I am excited to be joining an established program and playing my role in assisting the team in its pursuit of an OUA Championship." El-Turk said.


The annoucement comes almost three weeks after it was announced El-Turk stepped down from his post with the Saints.

From May 17th:

St. Clair College is looking for a new head coach for their women's volleyball team after Jimmy El-Turk stepped down this week. "Right now it feels bittersweet." said El-Turk who coached the Saints for seven seasons. "It's hard to feel excited for a new adventure when you're leaving something behind you really care deeply about."

El-Turk is leaving for an opportunity that is "a little better suited for my family right now." During his reign as bench boss El-Turk led St. Clair to an impressive 83-34 regular season record. The Saints qualified for the playoffs in all seven seasons and had a 9-9 record.

He was named OCAA coach of the year in 2019 and won West Division coach of the year twice. There are many moments to highlight but El-Turk is very proud his squads won the St. Clair Academic team of the year in four of his seven seasons.

"I've had an amazing group of people graduate from the program and every single one of them taught me something that I was able to carry forward and those are the kinds of things that I will cherish." El-Turk said. "It'll be the memories of our performance on the court but the conversations and relationships I built with my staff and players and admin staff at the college as well."

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