Keith Cote's sport as an athlete is hockey, winning provincials five times in the senior division. His sport as a builder is different. He is volleyball's heavy hitter.
Cote coached Saskatoon's Royal Stallions to a pair of provincial titles in intermediate boys volleyball. He led Mount Royal to three city titles and a provincial championship as a coach of high school boys. In 1985, Mustang Volley became Cote fortified. For the next 32 years, he organized, developed and promoted the fall tournament to showcase high school girls and boys volleyball in Western Canada. Mount Royal also holds an annual summer skills camp for youth. Cote made it happen.
He has been a volleyball official. He has served on the board with Sask Volleyball and represented the province at the national association. He co-founded the Saskatoon A&A and Jeff's Crestwear Volleyball Clubs.
Cote could write the book about being a manager. He has managed juvenile girls clubs and senior women's clubs. He managed the women's team from Saskatoon in two Saskatchewan Games. He was twice the manager of the provincial women's team at the Canada Games. He managed the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association's provincial women's program from 1980 to 1987.
The World University Games were in Edmonton in 1983. Cote went. He volunteered at the volleyball venue.
The world junior women's volleyball championship was in Saskatoon in 1999. Cote was the vice-president of marketing and public relations. He's game.