Novell Thomas ImageEducation / Credentials

Lasell University, Master of Science, Sports Management

Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology 

NCCP Basketball Coach, NCCP Learning Facilitator 

Courses Taught at Langara 

PHED 1112 - Introduction to Physical Education 

PHED 1118 - Healthy Lifestyles 


Areas of Interest

  • Novell's areas of interest include wellness and active living, sports in society, coaching, sport hospitality, and sport development and management

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Langara College, Department of Kinesiology

Instructor, Brandon University, Department of Physical Education

Academic / College / Community / Research Involvement

  • Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team, Brandon University
  • Received the Brandon University Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Community Service after establishing various youth programs and a non-profit community association 
  • 2019 Richmond Sports Wall of Fame Inductee (athlete category)
  • Novell has a long history of community sport involvement, as well as high-performance sport participation including proudly representing Canada on the Senior Men's National Basketball team in the early 2000's
  • Interim Head Coach of the Men's Basketball Team, Langara College, 2001-2002