A few days after winning the Gerald Serviss Award as head coach of the year during the St. Clair Athletics banquet Doug Wiseman was bestowed the honour of OCAA coach of the year. "I was completely surprised. I wasn't expecting anything like that." Wiseman said. "Pretty humbling. It's nice to get the accolades but without the team's performance it doesn't happen."
The Saints have been a powerhouse program for over 15 years but 2022 was special. The signs were there early in the regular season when St. Clair outscored their opponents during the first weekend of play by a margin of 53-4. They finished with a perfect season (34-0) which saw them win the OCAA title and CCSA championship.
"The team was so collectively strong together. It was fun."
Wiseman says a big part of his success is a result of his coaching staff which includes his daughter Alex Wiseman. She has been by his side on the bench for the past eight seasons. "She keeps me in my lane and reminds that I'm the themometer of the team." chuckled Wiseman as he admitted to getting fired up from time to time. "She reminds me to stay level headed."
Wiseman will be honoured during the 10th OCAA Hall of Fame ceremony being held in Windsor May 1st.