In Pursuit of Excellence

Beginning in early August, John DeCoste will profile selected student-athletes bi-weekly in his online feature "In Pursuit of Excellence".

JOHN DECOSTE

A native of Pictou, Nova Scotia and a 1977 Acadia graduate, John DeCoste was an award-winning sports journalist in Kings County from September, 1993 to April, 2016.

During that time, coverage of Acadia varsity sports was an important part of his working life.

John has been recognized both regionally and nationally for both his sports writing and photography. He is a two-time winner of the Atlantic University Sport media award, and has also been recognized by Baseball Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

John spent several years on the CIS Hockey Top-Ten committee, and is currently an active member of the selection committees for the Acadia and Berwick and District Sport Hall of Fame. He is scheduled to be inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame in the builder category in the fall of 2017.

John has been a follower of Acadia varsity sports since his student days. In 2014, he released his first sports publication – 'Living the Dream', a 50-year history of Acadia men's basketball at the nationals.

John lives in Aylesford with his wife, professional artist, illustrator and art instructor (and three-time Acadia graduate) Twila Robar-DeCoste. 

IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

August 16, 2016 - Axewomen Soccer's Meghan Earle>

September 7, 2016 - Axemen Football's Eli Prochnau>

September 21, 2016 - Axemen Soccer's Matthew Berrigan> 

October 5, 2016 - Axewomen Rugby's Gillian Bergsma>

October 19, 2016 - Axemen Hockey's Geoff Schemistch>

November 2, 2016 - Axemen Soccer's Andrew Snyder>

November 16, 2016 - Axewomen Soccer's Emily Nickerson>

November 30, 2016 - Axewomen Basketball's Kelsey Rice>

January 11, 2017 - Axemen Basketball's Nick De Palma 

January 25, 2017 - Acadia Swimming's Alison MacEachern

February 8, 2017 - Axemen Hockey's Boston Leier

February 22, 2018 - Acadia Swimming's Brett Liem

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