Basketball NWT Announces Coaches for 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Publication date: 
August 22nd, 2017

Basketball NWT is proud to announce its coaches for the upcoming 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith and Hay River. BNWT is very lucky to have such a qualified and enthusiastic coaching staff taking part in the north's premier sporting event.

Aaron Wells will be coaching the U18 Juvenile Boys team in Fort Smith. Aaron is a fully-certified level 2 NCCP coach and has begun working towards his level 3. He is the full-time High-Performance Boys Basketball coach in Yellowknife and has been Team NWT's coach at various high-profile events. He has held both assistant and head coaching positions at the 2013 & 2017 Canada Summer Games, 2012, 2014 & 2016 National Championships, 2015 Western Canada Games as well as the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.

Shaun Doherty will be coaching the U18 Juvenile Girls team in 2018. Shaun brings a plethora of both coaching and playing experience to the table. He was a starting point guard for the University of Victoria from 2001-2005 and also served as team captain during that time. He previously coached the boys High-Performance program in Yellowknife from 2008-2010 and the girls program in 2017. Shaun moved to Deline in 2011 where he started the region's first basketball program, which ran until 2016. He has coached at high-profile events such as the North American Indigenous Games (2008 & 2014), the Canada Summer Games (2009) and the Arctic Winter Games (2010).