Cait Haggarty, a Victoria native and 2008 UBC Kinesiology graduate, has the distinction of being an integral member of three Canadian champion UBC basketball teams.
While playing for coach Deb Huband, Cait was a record-setting guard on Thunderbird teams who won CIS national titles in 2004, 2006 and 2008, a rare feat indeed. As of 2017 she still holds UBC’s record for most assists in a Canada West season. She was a three-time Academic All Canadian as well as Thunderbird co-captain during her final two seasons. Cait also served as the team’s assistant coach in 2009-2010 and 2012-2013. In the words of coach Huband, “Cait made an indelible mark during her university days at UBC . . . (her) drive to excel and commitment to team was demonstrated daily through her work ethic, commitment to excellence and team comradery.”
Following UBC Haggerty earned her Masters Degree in Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington while working as a graduate assistant with the women’s basketball team. More recently Cait has worked as a personal trainer and has completed the Fire Fighter Technologies Certificate Program.
In 2017 it was announced Cait will be the new head coach of the Camosun College women’s basketball team of the Pacwest Conference. Responding to Cait’s recent appointment coach Huband said (she) “ . . . undoubtedly will take her passion, knowledge and work ethic to face the challenge of building a championship basketball program.”
Fred Hume, August 2017