University of Manitoba Bison Women's Basketball Head Coach Michele Sung (Hynes) has been invited to join Canada Basketball at the 4th annual Women's High Performance Technical Summit in Toronto, December 6-9, 2016. She will be one of nineteen coaches, technical leaders, and performance analysts from across the country at the event set for Humber Lakeshore, in Toronto.
Michele commented, “I’m excited to take part in the Technical Summit again this year. It is a great opportunity for me to continue to grow as a coach and be around some of the best coaches in the country. I feel very lucky that Basketball Manitoba and the University of Manitoba continue to support my professional coaching development.”
"We’re now in the beginning of a new Olympic cycle and it’s important to take this time to reflect on the past four years and set our cultural and technical direction for the next quad. The overall goal is performance on demand and consistent podium performance at the Olympic Games," said Denise Dignard, Director, Women's High Performance.
As a key investment in professional development, coaches from all levels of women’s high performance will be in attendance. The summit has been fundamental to growing the depth and scope of the coaching pool to a world-class level, using the program’s Gold Medal Model.
“Developing world-class Canadian coaches is one of our goals. We’re proud to have 13 U Sport coaches involved at this year’s summit, as they are an integral part of our coaching and technical leadership team,” added Dignard.
The summit will be led by women's high performance program technical staff members, including:
- Mike MacKay, Performance Manager
- Steve Baur, Performance Analyst and Senior National Team Assistant Coach
- Agnes Borg, Manager Youth Player Development
- National Team Head Coach, Lisa Thomaidis and Assistant Coach Baur will share lessons learned from the team's 2016 Olympic preparation and performance.
|Sunny Ahluwalia||DWNT Performance Analyst||Surrey, BC||N/A|
|Steve Baur||SWNT Assistant Coach/WHP Performance Analyst||Wolfville, NS||Canada Basketball|
|Michele Belanger||DWNT Assistant Coach||Mississauga, ON||University of Toronto|
|Agnes Borg||Manager Youth Player Development||Toronto, ON||Canada Basketball & Ontario Basketball|
|Albena Branzova-Dimitrova||WHP Pool Coach||Montreal, QC||UQAM|
|Carly Clarke||U18/19 Head Coach||Halifax, NS||Ryerson University|
|Nick DeAdder||U18/19 Performance Analyst||Canning, NS||Acadia University|
|Andre Desjardins||WHP Pool Coach||Gloucester, ON||Louis Riel SS|
|Jodi Gram||WHP Pool Coach||Markham, ON||Bill Crothers SS|
|Michele Sung (Hynes)||WHP Pool Coach / Performance Analyst||Winnipeg, MB||University of Manitoba|
|Fabian McKenzie||DWNT Head Coach||Glace Bay, NS||Cape Breton University|
|Nate McKibbon||WHP Pool Coach||Dundas, ON||Mount Royal University|
|Claire Meadows||U18/19 Assistant Coach||Brantford, ON||UBC Okanagan|
|Ryan Nguyen||Performance Analyst||Markham, ON||N/A|
|Dani Sinclair||WHP Pool Coach||Victoria, BC||University of Victoria|
|Jeff Speedy||DWNT Assistant Coach||Fredericton, NB||University of New Brunswick|
|Ryan Thorne||U18/19 Assistant Coach||Montreal, QC||McGill University|
|Lisa Thomaidis||SWNT Head Coach||Saskatoon, SK||University of Saskatchewan|
|Chantal Vallee||WHP Pool Coach||Windsor, ON||University of Windsor|