Basketball hoop in the centre of excellence building at the Penticton campus.

Coyotes Basketball

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PACWEST cancels Winter 2021 competition

The Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) has announced the cancellation of basketball for the 2021 Winter season. 

Read full release here

Who we are

Our vision as a program is much more than just playing basketball, we are developing a culture, a work hard attitude, an atmosphere that will give each player the opportunity to thrive. We want to create strong lasting relationships within our teams, within our college, and within our communities.

We are a group of basketball enthusiasts with a long history of coaching, fundraising for and promoting the game of basketball in the Okanagan. We believe that there is a void in our basketball community and in response, we formed the Kelowna College Basketball Society for the express purpose of reestablishing a men’s and women’s basketball program at Okanagan College. For more than a year we worked with the College to create an agreement with the newly formed society. We work to develop long term relationships throughout our community to establish fundraising opportunities for a stable program. We are community minded, community driven and passionate about basketball and kids and their future. We are motivated to motivate our youth.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Kelowna College Basketball Society to create a sustainable men’s and women’s basketball program at Okanagan College in cooperation with Okanagan College and supported by the community. In doing so we will provide an opportunity for more young men and women to excel at a sport they love while pursuing further education. Within this basketball program it is our intention to educate and empower our players with confidence, commitment and integrity, so they can live a productive, successful life. Our program will emphasize respect for teammates, peers and community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, integrity, responsibility and teamwork. It is our intention to create an environment where every player in our program can reach their full potential, develop their talents and skills in their game and more importantly in life.

Our Vision

Our vision as a program is much more than just playing basketball, we are developing a culture, a work hard attitude, an atmosphere that will give each player the opportunity to thrive. We want to create strong lasting relationships within our teams, within our college, and within our communities.

Women's Basketball

Roster coming soon.

Men's Basketball

Roster coming soon.

Game day information

Venue

The Okanagan College basketball teams play at three different locations:

Quigley Elementary School (Kelowna)
705 Kitch Road, Kelowna, BC (250-870-5134)

Kelowna Secondary School (Kelowna)
1079 Raymer Avenue, Kelowna, BC (250-870-5105)

Penticton Campus of Okanagan College (Penticton)
705 Duncan Avenue West, Penticton, BC

Directions to Quigley Elementary School: 

From Hwy 97 south: All athletes/teams will turn right on to Dilworth Road and continue to Springfield Road. Turn left on Springfield Road and travel 1.56 miles to Quigley Road. Turn left. Then turn left on to Kitch Road. The school is on your right.

From Hwy 97 north: All athletes/teams will turn left on to Dilworth Road and continue to Springfield Road. Turn left on Springfield Road and travel 1.56 miles to Quigley Road. Turn left. Then turn left on to Kitch Road. The school is on your right.

Directions to Kelowna Secondary School:

From Hwy 97 south: All athletes/teams will turn right on to Gordon Drive and continue to Raymer Avenue and turn right again. Turn left into the campus parking lot and swing right to park by the KSS main doors. From Hwy 97 north: All athletes/teams will turn left on to Gordon Drive and continue to Raymer Avenue and turn right again. Turn left into the campus parking lot and swing right to park by the KSS main doors.

Directions to Penticton Campus of Okanagan College:

Heading South on Hwy 97: Follow the highway across the channel heading East. Merge right on to Hwy 97 going south. Turn left on Duncan Ave heading East and take first left in to the OC Campus. Go straight through the roundabout in front of the COE building to drop off players. They will walk to north end of the COE building to get to the gymnasium.

 

Parking and Team Bus Arrival

Buses at Quigley Elementary must park in the front parking lot outside the main doors of the school.

Buses at the KSS campus can park anywhere in the main parking lot.

Buses at the Penticton campus need to park in the south parking lot adjacent to the roundabout.

Tickets

Season tickets can be purchased online or game day tickets are available by donation at the door.

Kanata Hotel and Conference Centre

Book a room at the Kanata Hotel and Conference Centre to support Okanagan College Basketball.

When making a reservation, please quote Okanagan College Basketball or OCB.

The room rate includes the following:

  • Complimentary full hot breakfast
  • Guest common area
  • 190 room hotel & 5000 sq ft conference space
  • Fitness facility and coin laundry
  • Fridge and microwave in each room
  • Onsite business centre
  • Indoor pool with two water slide and hot tub
  • Complimentary vehicle and bus parking

Sponsorship and Donation

Sponsor OC Athletes

Sponsoring athletes allows anyone to be part of the Okanagan College Coyotes teams! Your generous donations support our mission of educating and empowering our players with confidence, commitment and integrity. Our athletes are our future community leaders and your support helps them develop their leadership skills through hard work and commitment. For package options, please contact Head Coach Dino Gini.

The Impact of your Support
Our program is much more than just playing basketball. We are developing a culture, a work-hard attitude and an atmosphere what will give each player the opportunity to thrive. Supporting a student is a valuable way to help the Coyotes team reach new levels of academic, community and athletic excellence.

Where does my donation go?
Your donation directly benefits the OC Coyotes player of your choice, or the team as a whole. Funds raised are used for specialized equipment and enhanced training to take our teams to the next level of intercollegiate sport.

Donate to OC Basketball

Donating to OC basketball programs in the form of a direct donation provides support to our athletes, teams, coaches and  community. Donations are processed through our CanadaHelps.org site on behalf of the Okanagan College Foundation. Charitable tax receipts are issued from CanadaHelps.

Giving Options
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX) are accepted. Please do not send credit card information via email. We also accept cheques, please make them payable to the Okanagan College Foundation with "Basketball Program" in the subject line.

Mail to:
Okanagan College Foundation
1000 KLO Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Attn: Basketball Program

Questions?
Contact Richard McAdam at 250-762-5445 ext. 4772 or email at foundation@okanagan.bc.ca

Team Contacts

Women's Coaches

Andrew Gini

Head Coach - Women's Basketball
agini@okanagancollegebasketball.ca

Andrew Gini, Head Coach for the Women's Basketball team

Dale Holmes

Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball

daleholmes35@hotmail.com

Kyle Maclennan

Assistant Coach - Women's Basketball

kylemaclennan@gmail.com

Men's Coaches

Dino Gini

Head Coach - Men's Basketball

coachdinogini@gmail.com

Doug Sperling

Assistant Coach - Men's Basketball
dougsperling@icloud.com

Ken Hart

Coyotes Basketball Marketing Director

khart@okanagancollegebasketball.ca

Media relations and credentials

Visiting media should contact OC Athletics Director, Catherine Newton at least one week prior to the game for appropriate accreditation.