OTTAWA - Carleton Ravens men's basketball head coach Taffe Charles has been awarded the 2022 Pat O'Brien Award as Raven's Coach of the Year. Following his second consecutive national championship as head coach of the Ravens men's program, Charles earns his first Pat O'Brien Award with the men's program and fourth all-time.
Charles led the Ravens to their ninth undefeated regular season, finishing 14-0 and earning a first-round bye in the OUA playoffs. After an upset loss at home to the Queen's Gaels in the OUA semifinals, the Ravens rebounded sweeping three Canada West representatives on route to earning their third consecutive national championship, and second under Charles.
Selected by the Carleton Ravens Athletics Board, the Coach of the Year Award is named in honor of Pat O’Brien.
Mr. O’Brien’s contributions to Carleton as a senior administrator, varsity athlete, coach, and alumni volunteer were immense. Among his many contributions and achievements, Mr. O’Brien was a member of the Raven's basketball team from 1964-1966, head coach from 1976-1981, and a founding member of the Carleton University Ravens Basketball Alumni Association. We remember and honor Mr. O’Brien’s contribution and legacy with this award.