StFX Coach K Invitational

 

The StFX Coach K Invitational, presented by Pizza Delight, is an annual four-team exhibition tournament hosted by the StFX X-Men every October. The tournament was renamed in 2021 to honour long-time veteran X-Men head coach Steve Konchalski who coached at StFX from 1975-2021.

The X-Men Invitational (as it was previously called) began in 1979 upon the initiation of Coach Konchalski and the StFX Athletic Director at the time, Father George Kehoe. The Invitational is one of the longest-running consecutive year men's basketball tournaments in U SPORTS, having been in existance for over 40 years.

Ernie Foshay was a strong supporter of StFX Athletics and is a member of the the StFX Sports Hall of Fame as a former X-Men basketball and football athlete. After his passing in 1991, the tournament Most Valuable Player Award was renamed the Ernie Foshay Memorial Award in honor of Mr. Foshay.

2022 StFX Coach K Invitational Schedule

*Note the change to a three-day, six-game format for 2022
 
Friday, October 21, 2022
6:00 pm:  Memorial (away) vs Cape Breton (home)
8:00 pm:  Calgary (away) vs STFX (home)
 
Saturday, October 22, 2022
6:00 pm:  Cape Breton (away) vs Calgary (home)
8:00 pm:  Memorial (away) vs STFX (home)

Sunday, October 23, 2022
2:00 pm:  Calgary (away) vs Memorial (home)
4:00 pm:  Cape Breton (away) vs STFX (home)
 

StFX Coach K Invitational History 

  Year Champion               MVP (Ernie Foshay Memorial Award)
1 1979 StFX Gil Green, StFX
2 1980 StFX Varouj Gurunlian, StFX
3 1981 Husson College Ernie Burchill, Husson
4 1982 StFX John Hatch, StFX
5 1983 StFX John Hatch, StFX
6 1984 StFX Brent Baker, StFX
7 1985 Acadia Peter Morris, Acadia
8 1986 StFX Peter Morris, Acadia
9 1987 Acadia Kevin Veinot, Acadia
10 1988 Husson College Buster Frederick, Husson
11 1989 StFX Richard Bella, StFX
12 1990 StFX Richard Bella, StFX
13 1991 Saint Mary’s Brian Thompson, SMU
14 1992 Acadia Kevin Lee, Acadia
15 1993 Dalhousie Shawn Plancke, Dalhousie
16 1994 Husson College Obadiah Johnson, Husson
17 1995 Concordia Maxime Bouchard, Concordia
18 1996 Saint Mary’s Jason Medford, SMU
19 1997 StFX Jason Dayman, StFX
20 1998 StFX Jordan Croucher, StFX
21 1999 StFX Dennie Oliver, StFX
22 2000 StFX Fred Perry/Jordan Croucher, StFX
23 2001 Maine Central Kenton Paulino, Maine
24 2002 Acadia Nick Landrigan, Acadia
25 2003 StFX Neil MacDonald, StFX
26 2004 StFX Zach Russell, StFX
27 2005 Cape Breton Eric Breland, Cape Breton
28 2006 StFX Tyler Richards, StFX
29 2007 StFX Luiz Toledo, StFX
30 2008 Cape Breton Tremaine Fraser, CBU
31 2009 StFX Christian Upshaw, StFX
32 2010 StFX Charlie Spurr, StFX
33 2011 StFX Terry Thomas, StFX
34
2012 Cape Breton Jimmy Dorsey, CBU
35
2013 Saint Mary’s Boyd Vassell, SMU
36 2014 Cape Breton Meshack Lufile, CBU
37 2015 Dalhousie Sven Stammberger, DAL
38 2016 Saint Mary’s Theon Reefer, SMU
39
2017 Dalhousie Sven Stammberger, DAL
40
2018 StFX Tristen Ross, StFX
41
2019 Dalhousie Jordan Wilson, DAL
n/a
2020 not played due to pandemic
42
2021  STFX David Muenkat, STFX 
43
2022    
 
 
 

StFX Coach K Invitational Tournament Titles:

StFX - 21
Acadia - 4
Cape Breton - 4
Dalhousie - 4
Saint Mary's - 4
Husson College - 3
Concordia - 1
Maine Central - 1