Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast we have Joey Johnson

Joey was one of the best wheelchair basketball players in the world. He is a graduate of Lorette Collegiate and has represented Manitoba at the club and provincial team level for 19 consecutive years. 

He played wheelchair basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was an All-American and led his team to two National Championships in 1996 and 1999.

He competed in 5 Paralympic Games where he saw the podium 4 times, winning 1 Silver Medal and  3 Gold Medals. He also competed in 5 World Championships bringing home the Gold one time and the Bronze medal twice.

He is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 2016), and the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 2013), and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamon Jubilee medal. 

Joey is currently the assistant coach of the Canadian Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball program and is the Program Coordinator for the Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association. 

For Manitoba Wheelchair program inquiries, Joey can be reached at


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