2019 BNWT Summer Coaches Named
Cole Marshall & Mathew Craig were named the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games coaches.
Cole Marshall will be coaching the U16 girls team in Swift Current. Cole is a fully certified level 2 train-to-train NCCP coach and is part-way thru his level 3 train-to-compete. He is the full-time junior high-performance boys’ basketball (U14) coach in Yellowknife and has been a Team NWT coach at previous major games. He has been an assistant coach at the 2013 Canada Summer Games, the 2012 Arctic Winter Games juvenile girls head coach, the 2015 & 2018 U15 girl’s National championship head coach and the 2015 Western Canada Games girls head coach. Cole has also been named the 2021 Canada Summer Games head coach for the girl’s side. He is also the Technical Director for Basketball NWT.
Matt Craig will be coaching the U16 boys team in Swift Current, SK. Matt brings an abundance of knowledge from his playing days, having represented the NWT at the highest levels. He also brings an ever-growing coaching repertoire. Having been an assistant coach at the 2011 & 2015 Western Canada Games, 2012 National Championships, 2013 & 2017 Canada Summer Games, the 2014 North American Indigenous games and the 2016 2A Alberta Provincial High School champions. He also accepted his first head coach position at the 2018 National Championships in Kamloops. He has also been named the 2021 Canada Summer Games head coach for the boy’s side. He is also the head coach of the senior high-performance boys’ basketball team in Yellowknife.
The Jr NBA is back…
**NEW** Added 8-12 year old division
Thank you to everyone that made the Empower Camp possible. The success of a camp that impacts 0ver 75 young athletes from 13 different communities cannot be done without support. BNWT also wishes to say thanks to the athletes involved.
JR Phenom Camp
31 NWT athletes, and 6 from Nunavut took part in the 1st inaugural Jr Phenom Top40 Camp in Yellowknife. A huge thanks to Luc Stevenson (Assistant Coach at Acadia University) for his facilitation of the camp!