The Lethbridge Pronghorns, formerly known as the Chinooks are the athletic teams that represent the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. They have men's and women's teams that compete in U Sports basketball, ice hockey, rugby union, soccer, swimming, and track and field. They are named after the pronghorn. The athletic programs website is http://www.gohorns.ca/index.aspx
The Men's basketball team is currently coached by Mike Hansen.
The Women's basketball team is currently coached by Dave Adams
In 1994 the men's team won the University Cup.
Spiros Anastas is currently the head coach of the men's hockey team
Michelle Janus is currently the head coach of the women's hockey team.
At the Alberta Judo Provincials in 2005, Tanner Mair topped the ten other competitors in his weight class to win the gold. In the blue and under 81 kg class, Mair won all his matches by throw (ippon). Mair also received the best technician award for the second consecutive year. In the 2004/2005 season, Mair has placed first in all six tournaments he has entered.
The most successful of all athletic programs at the University of Lethbridge is the women's rugby team. The rugby team won the Molinex Trophy in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition to three National titles, the team has also won a silver and bronze medal at the National tournament. Six consecutive Canada West titles have been won by the Pronghorns.
Rick Suggitt is currently the head coach of the women's rugby team.
Randy Bardock is currently the head coach of the men's Soccer team.
Fred Trinh is currently the head coach of the women's soccer team.
The University of Lethbridge swim team carries a long tradition of high performance swimming into each new season. The 2004-2005 season saw one of their strongest teams ever.
Seven swimmers competed at the 2005 CIS championships in Edmonton. Rookie Richard Hortness won the 100-meter freestyle race with a time of 49.81 and placed second in the 50-meter free with a time of 22.89. Hortness was selected to become a member of the Canadian National Team and competed in Turkey in August 2005.
Peter Schori is currently the head coach of the swim team.
In the 2004/2005 season, Jim Steacy remained undefeated in the weight throw versus CIS competition, claiming gold in both the Canada West and CIS Championships while breaking his own record in both events. For the first time in his CIS career, Steacy won both the Canada West and CIS shot put titles. For the second straight year he was named the CIS field athlete of the year at nationals.
Larry Steinke is currently the head coach of the track and field team.