Sporting Excellence coaching duo take title at Scottish Sports Awards

Swimmers and coaches
University of Stirling high performance swim coaches Ben Higson and Steven Tigg were recognised for guiding Ross Murdoch, Duncan Scott, Craig Benson and Robbie Renwick to Olympic selection
2 December 2016

University of Stirling high performance swim coaches Ben Higson and Steven Tigg have won the title of Coach of the Year at the 2016 Sunday Mail and sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards.

The duo have coached the University swimming team to a record medal haul at the Olympic Games, and great success at national and European competitions.

Their efforts and expertise were celebrated at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow and follow Coach of the Year wins at the sportscotland Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering (COV) Awards and Team Scotland Awards

Steven Tigg was also awarded BSCA Coach of the Year at the Scottish Swimming Awards.

The accolade finishes off a sensational year for the coaches who guided Ross Murdoch, Duncan Scott, Craig Benson and Robbie Renwick to Olympic selection in 2016 and continue to coach a group of talented young athletes through the University’s high performance swimming programme.

Head coach Ben Higson, said: “This recognition rounds off a fantastic year for everyone associated with the high performance programme at the University of Stirling. The talent of the support staff and athletes themselves have contributed to our success this year and we look forward to building on this success in 2017.”

Background information

Media enquiries to Corrie Campbell, Communications Officer on 01786 466169 or c.r.campbell@stir.ac.uk

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