SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The Alabama coaching staff has been ravaged by other college football programs in the weeks following the Crimson Tide’s title game loss to Clemson.Former offensive coordinator Mike Locksley left to become the head coach at Maryland and his presumptive replacement, Dan Enos, left to take the offensive coordinator role at Miami alongside Manny Diaz.Not long after, Alabama’s defensive coordinator Josh Lupoi took a job with the Cleveland Browns as the team’s defensive line coach.With assistants fleeing the Crimson Tide program, Nick Saban finally responded with a key coaching hire. According to college football insider Cecil Hurt, Saban is set to hire Sal Sunseri to the Alabama staff.Will be interesting to see how Sal Sunseri (a good hire) fits into an Alabama defensive staff that doesn’t technically have a DL opening (yet) and might be looking to add a coach after spring practice.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) January 18, 2019Sunseri has floated around the country as a defensive assistant for several teams. He spent three seasons with the Crimson Tide as the assistant head coach and linebackers coach from 2009-2011.He most recently coached for the Florida Gators where he was the team’s defensive line coach in 2018. Now, he’ll head to the SEC West and coach for the Tide.It’s a big hire for Saban and stops the bleeding as his top assistants left for other programs. Saban is used to changes among his coaching staff and this year is now exception.
Nancy Gill, center, received the Norah Morgan Memorial Award from Pablo Felices Luna, artistic director of the Carousel Players, and Debra McLauchlan, chair of the board.A Brock alumna has won the 2012 Norah Morgan Memorial Award for elementary school teachers who have made extraordinary contributions to local arts.Nancy Gill, a graduate of the Visual Arts program, received the award this month. It was presented by Debra McLauchlan, Education professor at Brock and chair of the Carousel Players, established the award.Gill is a teacher at Power Glen School. She has been a member of the Elementary Arts Council and Elementary Arts Showcase committee for more than six years, helping to develop curriculum and visual arts resources for teachers.“I chose to become a teacher in my thirties and I went to Brock University and graduated with two degrees in five years,” said Gill, who cites Derek Knight and Warren Hartman as mentors. “I really enjoy incorporating all of the arts into my every day classroom, teaching my students new ways of looking at art and helping them to work to their potential.”Related articles:Teacher Nancy Gill Announced as 2012 Norah Morgan Award WinnerTeacher aims to discover every student’s inner artist