Posts Categorized: Coach

Andrea Neil

Andrea Neil’s achievements in women’s Soccer in Canada make her a trailblazer in the sport. Having played for both the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team and the Canadian Women’s National team, Andrea reached the 100 mark in games played.

Shirley (Gordon) Olafsson

Shirley (Gordon) Olafsson was one of the world’s top high jumpers. In the 1948 London Olympics she placing 10th out of 62 countries. In the 1950s, she coached and managed basketball teams and officiated at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver.

Allison McNeill

Allison McNeill has been the head coach of the Canadian National Women’s Basketball Team and led them to the World Championships in 2006, 2009 and 2010. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and provides female basketball coaches with many mentorship opprtuities.

Gail Wilson

Gail Wilson had a remarkable career at the University of Toronto as a star on the ice hockey, swim and field hockey teams. She coached one of the best UBC Women’s Field Hockey Teams and used statistical analysis to enhance her role as Assistant Coach, National Women’s Field Hockey Team. In 1995 was the first… Read more »

Misty Thomas

Misty Thomas had an outstanding career in stand up and Wheelchair Basketball and was the first Canadian to be a member of both an Olympic and Paralympic Team. Misty coached UBC Women’s Basketball and Team Canada. She is a founder for Night Hoops and the Athlete in Residence Program.

Kristine Chambers

Kristine Chambers, a successful triathlete, coach and teacher on the world stage, also founded Exceleration: Triathlon and Multi-sport Club with the goal of creating a positive sporting environment for lower-income children and youth.

Sandy Silver

Sandy Silver has contributed to women’s Volleyball as an athlete, coach, official and builder. She was the first female Assistant Coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team and one of the first female full time university head coaches in Canada when hired by UBC in 1979.

Jo Mathieson

Jo Mathieson has contributed to the growth of women’s Softball as a coach, athlete, and builder of women-only leagues. As part of the 50 year club, she was inducted into the Softball BC Hall of Fame.