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Dally hired as assistant university coach

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Journal Staff

A Bright’s Grove native has been named an assistant coach at the University of Saskatchewan basketball program.

Laura Dally said she was thrilled to fill the full-time post at the university that she once led, as a player, to a Canadian championship.

“It will be an honour to work with and learn from a coaching staff and program that has had so much success,” the Northern Collegiate grad said in a school interview.

The 6-foot guard played for Saskatchewan from 2014-16 after being instructed by Sarnia basketball coach John Thrasher.

She went on to become a two-time Canada West All-Star, a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian, and Canada West Player of the Year.

Dally has played professionally in Europe, helps run an Indigenous basketball league, and was the owner of Next Level Hoops, an elite basketball training academy in Saskatoon, the University said.

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