Apr 21, 2016

 

Vancouver, BC, April 21, 2016 – The Langara Falcons are excited to name Winston Brown as the new coach of the women’s basketball team.

Winston“We are very fortunate to be able to retain Winston as a member of our coaching staff,” said Jake McCallum Director, Athletics and Intramurals. “He is an extremely passionate and dedicated coach who brings with him a thorough knowledge of the game that will serve our student-athletes well.”

Brown, who has over two decades of coaching under his belt, has been an integral part of the Langara coaching staff for the past two seasons as an assistant coach. He succeeds Mike Evans, who spent the past fourteen years leading the women’s program.

"I'm incredibly grateful for, and excited about, the opportunity that Jake has given me to continue the growth of the women's basketball program here at Langara," said Brown. "My goal, as head coach, will be to continue building a foundation and a culture of success. Langara College is a unique and special institution and it's important to me that our student-athletes represent the qualities of the school both on and off the court."

Prior to joining the Falcons, Brown coached the junior and senior girls’ programs at York House School in Vancouver.  He led the Tigers to an impressive 10 straight AA Senior Girls Provincial Finals, capturing the provincial title seven times. Through ten seasons at York House he posted a regular season record of 108-8.

“There is something special about basketball at Langara that has always intrigued me. Whether it is the players who've run the court, the coaches who have patrolled the sidelines, or the intimacy of the gym I've always felt that there was character here, “ he added. “It's an honour to be entrusted with contributing to that character."

As Director of the Triple Threat Basketball Training Academy since 2003, Brown has spent countless hours coaching elite level athletes at the U15, U16 and U17 age levels. He has Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of British Columbia and has been teaching at York House School since 2008. Brown has received both the Telus Basketball Classic Tom Tagami Award for Coaching Excellence (2012) and the Basketball BC Award for Coaching Excellence (2006 & 2011).

The 2016-2017 PACWEST women’s basketball season begins on Friday, October 28th when the Falcons play host to the Quest University Kermodes.