The Women in Basketball Legacy Profiles aim to recognize key female leaders in the basketball community across BC as an initiative to promote gender equity in sport and to grow the game. This legacy page will highlight coaches at all levels, community builders (such as photographers, journalists, team managers, and volunteers), officials, and administrators as a way to share their basketball journey and inspire the next generation of female leaders.

 

BREANNE WATSON

  • Associate Director, Athletics at Simon Fraser University
  • High Performance/Provincial Team Coach at Basketball BC
  • Board of Directors, Basketball BC
  • Former DI player at the University of Washington
  • Professional basketball player (4 years), and Canadian National Team athlete - FISU World University Games (2003-2005)
  • From Richmond, BC

 

Read about Breanne's basketball journey here.

 

 


GINA FEDALIZO

  • Community photographer for boys' and girls' basketball in BC (@brighter.lights.g on Instagram)
  • Coach at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School from 2015 to Present
  • Formerly coached at Cambie Secondary School from 2002-2015, RBL and Triple Threat Basketball Club
  • From Richmond, BC

 

Read about Gina's basketball journey here.

 

    

 

 


DEVONA ADAMS

  • First female official in USport (formerly, CIS) and 3A Boys’ Provincial Tournament (now 4A)
  • Started officiating from 1983-2007 with GVBOA
  • Completed 24 seasons of officiating
  • Officiated at 10 National Championships
  • Former BCBOA (Director, Evaluator) and GVBOA (Executive, Evaluator)
  • From Vancouver, BC

 

Read more about Devona's basketball journey here.

 

 


MITRA TSHAN

  • Coach at Britannia Secondary School, Basketball BC Zone teams and BC Summer Games, North American Chinese Basketball Championships (NACBA), Team BC North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
  • Founder and Mentor, Girls Who LEAP
  • Co-Founder, Strathcona Women’s Basketball League
  • Board of Directors, Vancouver Girls Basketball Association (VGBA)
  • Board of Directors, Vancouver Basketball Foundation (VBF)
  • Board of Directors, Vancouver Strathcona Basketball Club (VSBC)
  • From Burnaby, BC

 

Read more about Mitra's basketball journey here.

 


JESSICA WALLACE

  • Lead Assistant Coach, Simon Fraser University WBB (2015-2018 & 2019-2021)
  • High Performance Training (HPT) Coach, Basketball BC
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, USA
  • Grad Assistant Coach, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2014-2015)
  • Former DII Athlete, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Coach, 3D Basketball Academy (2009-2011)
  • From Vanderhoof, BC

 

Read more about Jessica's basketball journey here.

 


TRACY CHANG

  • NOCP Level 4 Basketball Official, USport and CCAA (2013 - Present, 6 years)

  • Coached at Burnaby South Secondary School

  • Played at Burnaby South Secondary School

  • From Burnaby, BC

 

Read more about Tracy's basketball journey here.

 

 


Updated July 31, 2021