The coach of the year awards keep coming in.
Sarah Balla from St. John Paul II (JP II) has been named the Metro Edmonton High School Athletic Association Division III senior girls basketball Coach of the Year.
"It's cool to receive some recognition and to see some payoff, results wise" said Balla.
Balla, who has coached for six years, led the Patriots all the way to the Alberta 2A basketball provincial tournament in 2017.
"It's been awesome, I love to coach and I love sports."
The JP II Patriots will have a handful of returnees for next season as they continue their quest for a provincial championship.
Other local coach of the year awards went to Kim Sawatzy (Fort Sask High) and Mark Van Drunen (Salisbury Composite High School).
Balla will be formally recognized at the Metro’s 2017 All-Star luncheon on May 31.