ubc heat

Cary Mellon

KELOWNA, BC – The UBC Okanagan Junior Heat Club basketball program is pleased to announce the successful applicants for the six club teams starting up this spring.

Coaching on the girl’s side will be: Jay Corrado with the U13 girls, Kirsten Mulleny will take the U15 girls, and Bobby Mitchell will pilot the U17 girl’s squad.

On the boy’s side Marc Semeniuk and Troy White will take the U13 boys, Dino Gini will helm the U17 boy’s team, and the U15 boys coach will be announced at a later date.

The initial identification camp will be held this Sunday, Feb. 5 at UBC’s Okanagan campus gym as the coaches begin the process of assessing the talent interested in their programs. This is the only the first tryout date and all potential players are invited to the camp. Age and gender specific times are listed below. Players are encouraged to complete and bring a signed camp Registration form.

The form can be found at: http://www.goheat.ca/jrheat/JUNIOR_HEAT_REGISTRATION_FORM.doc

In addition to the Jr. Heat Coaches, Sunday’s camp will feature the Head Coaches for UBC Okanagan’s men’s and women’s varsity teams as well as several of their players.

For more information visit: www.goheat.ca/juniorheat or contact: Heather Semeniuk at heather.semeniuk@ubc.ca or Darren Semeniuk at Darren.semeniuk@ubc.ca

Coaches Bios:

Jay Corrado – U13 Girls

· Coaching level 2

· Involved with KMBA for seven years / executive for three years

· Coached U14 Girls Provincial Zone Rep Team – 2011

· Coached U14 Regional Summer Games Team – 2008

· Coached KLO Gr. 9 girls – 4th place in province – 2010

Kirsten Mulleny – U15 Girls

· Coaching level 2

· Played five years for SFU women’s basketball team; 2002 national champions U16 and U17 Girls provincial team assistant coach – 2001 – 2002

· Head coach Riverside Rapids Jr. Girls – 2003/04

· Head coach Gr. 8 girls at OKM – 2010/11

· Co-coached U14 Provincial Zone team for South Okanagan – 2010/11

· Head coach KSS Jr. Girls – 2011/12

Bobby Mitchell – U17 Girls

· Coaching level 2

· Head coach Vernon Secondary Sr. Girls – 2003 – current

· Founder of Okanagan Storm basketball club – 2005- 2010

· Coached the U17 Jr. Heat Girls team – 2011

Marc Semeniuk – U13 Boys

· Coaching level 2

· Played two years at SFU and three years at U of A – won two national championships at U of A

· Assistant coach for UBC Okanagan women’s team for four years

· Runs Attack Basketball elementary basketball program

Troy White – U13Boys – assistant coach

· Coaching level 2

· On the KMBA Executive

· Coached KMBA

· Coached at Mount Boucherie

TBA – U15 Boys

Dino Gini – U17 Boys

· Coaching level 3

· Played at Mount Royal College and Brandon University

· Head coach Immaculata Sr. Girls

· Head coach of the Immaculata Sr. Boys – current

· Worked with Basketball B.C. in regional and summer games programs for the past 14 years