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Coaching Changes for Cambrian College Golden Shield Soccer and Volleyball

Posted on Monday September 14, 2020
Varsity all sports poster. The background is yellow and three students. One from volleyball, another one from football and the last one from cross-country

SUDBURY – A delay in the start of college varsity sports is not stopping Cambrian College from gearing up for a new season.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, college varsity sports remain on hold. However, the Cambrian Golden Shield have made some coaching changes as part of a rebuild of its soccer and volleyball teams.

The long-time coach of the Golden Shield women’s volleyball team, Dale Beausoleil, will also take over head coaching duties for the men’s squad. Beausoleil has been head coach for the women’s team for the past 29 seasons.

The men’s soccer team also has a new head coach, Jason Garforth. He brings
20 years of hands-on experience as a head coach and 42 years’ experience as a player, including four years as a professional. Garforth has coached internationally in England and the United States and has helped with soccer programs in Nigeria.

“I am excited to change the philosophy of the program and make changes to existing structures,” says Garforth. “My goal is to bring the Golden Shield to the provincial championships within 3 years.”

“Dale Beausoleil has been a fantastic coach and recruiter for our women’s program and we look forward to him picking up the reins of the men’s squad as well,” says
Tim Yu, Cambrian’s Manager of Athletics. “We’re also very excited to have Jason Garforth leading the men’s soccer team. He will bring a new perspective to the game and we believe he has the tools to help our student-athletes reach their potential.”

The Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) will meet in October to decide if and when varsity sports can resume this academic year. In the meantime, Cambrian’s athletic facilities remain closed, and the Golden Shield coaches and athletes are focusing on in-home individualized training.

Cambrian College has varsity teams in men’s and women’s badminton, cross-country running, soccer, and volleyball.

Jason Garforth is the new head coach of the Cambrian College Golden Shield men’s varsity soccer team.
Dale Beausoleil is taking the reins of the Cambrian College Golden Shield men’s varsity team. He has served as coach of the women’s squad for the past 29 years.

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Cambrian College is Northern Ontario’s largest college, with more than 80 programs. Cambrian’s main campus is in Greater Sudbury, with satellite centres in Espanola and Little Current. For more information about Cambrian College, visit

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