Prairie Pilots Athletics

Playing with Purpose and Passion

The Prairie Pilots Athletic teams are proud to be members of the Prairie Athletics Conference(PAC). Pilots Athletics offers opportunities to participate in competitive basketball, volleyball, and soccer/futsal. Contact us for recruitment / ID Camp opportunities and Athletics Entrance Scholarship Information.

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Prairie is committed to providing an excellent athletics experience that emphasizes not only the physical nature of sports but the intellectual, interpersonal and spiritual aspects as well.

Meet Our Staff

Our excellent athletics faculty members help our Prairie Pilots teams thrive!

Randy Stewart
Athletic Director
Sport Ministry & Management Program Coordinator
Men's Basketball Coach
randy.stewart@prairie.edu
403-443-5511 x 3883

Clinton Nigh
Athletic Facility & Fitness Manager
clinton.nigh@prairie.edu
403-443-5511 x 3881

Claire Richardson
Women's Volleyball Coach
clarinda.richardson@gmail.com
403-575-4144

Randy Stewart
Athletic Director
Women's Basketball Coach
randy.stewart@prairie.edu
403-443-5511 x 3883

Darryl Elliott
Women's Futsal Coach
darryl.elliott@prairie.edu
403-443-5511 x 3652

Peter Frinsel
Men's Futsal Coach
peter.frinsel@prairie.edu
403-391-1931

Athletic Facilities

Rick Down Athletic Centre (RDAC)

Through the gracious support of friends and donors, Prairie and the Three Hills Community is blessed to have the RDAC as a hub of sports and recreation. This multi-purpose facility is the home of Prairie Pilots Athletics, our intramural program and our health and wellness facilities. It includes a centre feature court as well as three individual courts that can be configured for basketball, volleyball, futsal (indoor soccer), raquet sports, and a variety of other court-based sports. It also houses a rock climbing wall, fitness equipment, flexible seating for 1000 spectators, concessions, and full change room facilities.

The CORE is Prairie's own fitness centre located on the 2nd floor of the RDAC. It comes complete with a variety of cardio equipment, multi use machines and racks as well as a number of free weights. There are a number of resources available and the staff is always willing to assist however they can in helping you achieve your personal fitness goals.

News & Events

New Recruits

Hailey Boser - Volleyball

Hailey is an incoming freshman in the Discover Program. She was a setter and a captain on her high school team at Ponoka Secondary Campus. She has also enhanced her skills playing club volleyball for the Lacombe Thunder and the Central Queens Volleyball Club in Red Deer. In regards to the coming season, Hailey said: "I'm most excited to become a family with my teammates and to grow together and share our love for God and volleyball."

Zammy Quiambao - Basketball

Zammy is an incoming freshman in the Sports Ministry and Management program. He played as a point guard/shooting guard in high school for St. Mary's High School in Calgary. He further developed his basketball skills playing for the Calgary Storm basketball club. In regards to why he has chosen to attend Prairie College, he said, "I want to go to Prairie because not many people get this opportunity, to play for a great school academic-wise and basketball-wise. I think it will help me grow as a person and learn more as I move on in life."

Ryan Krantz - Basketball

Ryan is an incoming student in the Sports Ministry  & Management program. In high school, he played basketball for Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana. However, hemost recently played at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota where he studied Psychology for 3 three years. Ryan is excited to come to Prairie for the experience of going to school and playing basketball in a different country and growing in his relationship with God through it.

 

The Complete Athlete

The Complete Athlete is a specific focus of Prairie's athletics program that allows you to learn, be strengthened and encouraged to grow in your understanding of servanthood, ministry, leadership and personal spiritual formation, as well as being a steward of your time and gifts. Participating in athletics will allow you, a Prairie Pilots athlete, to discover these areas while participating as an ACAL athlete in a competitive format. Through all of this you will be better prepared for life and for whatever vocation and ministry God leads you into.

Ministry Opportunities

Sports are universal. Can you think of anyone who has never held an athletic ball of some sort? Prairie's educational focus on ministry training means that you will discover how to use sport as a ministry tool. Whether you find yourself in the church gymnasium down the street, or in a far off land with nothing more than a soccer ball, you will come away from Prairie's athetics program with a knowledge of how to build community and reach people for Christ through the medium of Sport.

Contact us for more information on Pilots Athletics, scholarships and recruitment opportunities.