Honouring Glen Nelson
Glen Nelson was a highly successful professional basketball player and coach. In 1985, Nelson won the President’s Award for top graduating male athlete from the University of Regina. Additionally, he was the Cougars’ all-time scoring and rebounding leader at the time of graduation, with an average of 18.0 points and 9.2 rebounds in 79 games. Nelson was a four-time MVP and three-time conference all-star. He played professional basketball in Australia and returned to Regina to play with Regina Shamrock Sports. Later, he resumed his professional career in Germany and Australia from 1991 to 1999. He spent one season in Austria coaching a professional women’s team. He has also coached his daughters in community leagues and high school, including the Winston Knoll Wolverines. Along with coaching, Nelson has officiated community and high school basketball in Regina.