The University of Toronto Varsity Blues announced today that acclaimed women's basketball head coach Michèle Bélanger is retiring, effective July 1, 2020.
"It's hard to think of OUA women's basketball and not think of Michèle as the Varsity Blues head coach," said Dr. Ira Jacobs, Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto. "She has been a leader, a teacher, a tactician and a role model for so many student-athletes and coaches, alike, not only at U of T but across the country."
A Canadian university coaching pioneer, Bélanger began her career at the University of Toronto in 1979. To say she has had success at the university level would be an understatement.