Interesting points. I wouldn't be so quick to discredit both Abe and Westerns coaches.
I don't think Abe has as many club and CIS players as you think. Yes Erin is a great player but shes only one player. The rest of the team, from what I know, has one or two club players and the rest only play basketball at school. I don't think its fair to not give recognition because the team has one CIS player. I think its about exceeding expectations and getting a group to perform above its ability. I also must say its not fair to say that Abe should have won a championship in the last three years....give the guy a break. Last two years they lost to centennial and Francis.... they lost to better teams, at least they got to the game.
I need to make the same argument when it comes to Western. I disagree I don't think expectations were as high as the level they played at points in the season. Yes all of the players play club, mostly with CBA, but they were still grade 10's and 11's. Look at some of the wins Western had this season, beat a bunch of top 10 teams. I can personally say that I thought Western was going to compete but I didn't think they would have had some of the wins that they did.
I'm sorry I didn't start this feed for an argument but I don't think its fair to discredit because of one player or because of some club players. Coaching isn't easy, a lot of time and effort is put in.... coaching at the highest level against the best.... takes more than one player.
I think all of the coaches you have said deserve credit. Marys pulled off some big wins, Grandin was playing some extremely strong basketball down the stretch, and Centennial.... well she was in a tough stop before the season even started. All I know is that without coaches the athletes cant play.... Thank You to ALL the coaches for what you do!