After the recent announcement of Joe Enevoldson as Head Coach of the U17 Basketball BC Canada Summer Games Team, he is pleased to announce the remainder of his staff for the 2017 Summer Season.

Coach Enevoldson announced Monday the addition of three assistant coaches. Ken Olynyk, Bret MacDonald, and Shawn Coupland were all recently named to the Canada Summer Games staff. Coach Enevoldson is very pleased with this year’s staff, looking forward to working with these coaches. 

“This year’s staff brings a unique and diversified coaching skillset along with a broad variety of experiences. From Ken’s experience at the University/National/Professional level to the youthful passion for the game that Coach MacDonald brings, to the life experiences and willingness to be an apprentice coach that Coach Copeland will bring, I hope to learn as much from these three individuals as the players will and looking forward to being a better coach at the end of the summer, while providing the athletes with an unbelievable summer experience.”

Coach Olynyk, currently the Athletic Director at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC), longtime CIAU/CIS head coach and father of Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, brings over 40 years’ experience coaching to this year’s team. “I really look forward to working with one of my mentors again, as whenever you have an opportunity to add a coach of his legacy and pedigree, it is invaluable to your coaching and program development,” states Enevoldson.

Coach MacDonald (Port Coquitlam, BC), a current assistant coach at Simon Fraser University, is “a young, energetic and passionate coach, with a ton of coaching experience this early in his career.” MacDonald also worked previously with the Futures Camp as well as an assistant coach in Basketball BC’s Metro Vancouver POD program.

Coach MacDonald states, “I am looking forward to working with the U17 Provincial team athletes and coaches this summer. Being asked to be a part of this team is an honour and I couldn’t be more excited to help these young athletes on and off the court.”

Coach Shawn Coupland (Abbotsford, BC) is coming into the Canada Summer Games team and looking forward to working with the high-performance athletes that will represent the province of BC. Coach Coupland states, “I am looking forward to making an impact on young lives through the sport of basketball.”

The U17 Canada Summer Games team tryouts will be held at Douglas College, in New Westminster, BC on March 31st – April 2nd. Registration and further details can be found at the following link:

For further information please contact Head Coach Joe Enevoldson at jenevoldson@basketball.bc.ca.


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