(Langley, BC) Former Team Canada head coach Tim Frick and wheelchair basketball official Dean MacKinnon are among the 2013 list of inductees to the Basketball BC Hall of Fame.
Frick was the head coach of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team from 1990-2009 and led the team to three consecutive Paralympic gold medals and four consecutive world championship titles. MacKinnon has been an official for both able-bodied and wheelchair basketball for 40 years. Both are heavily involved with basketball initiatives in British Columbia.
Basketball BC President, Diana Chan, said “This year’s remarkable group of inductees represent not only individuals who have contributed significantly to our sport in BC, but who also hold an impressive list of international and Olympic achievements. These passionate and dedicated athletes, coaches and officials have inspired a range of athletes, ranging from our local youth to the best of Canada on the world stage. Basketball BC is honoured to recognize their contributions.”
“These passionate and dedicated athletes, coaches and officials have inspired a range of athletes, ranging from our local youth to the best of Canada on the world stage”
Basketball BC Hall of Fame Committee Chair, John Buis, noted “We are very proud of this year’s Hall of Fame Inductees. Allison McNeill, Tim Frick, Rich Chambers, Dean McKinnon, Teresa (Kleindienst) Gabriele and Phil Ohl have each made outstanding contributions to basketball and brought great credit to themselves and British Columbia through their accomplishments in our sport.”
The following individuals and their respective categories will be inducted into the basketball BC Hall of Fame on April 20th, 2013.
- Richie Chambers (Coach)
- Tim Frick (Coach)
- Teresa Gabriele (Athlete)
- Dean MacKinnon (Official)
- Allison McNeill (Coach)
- Phil Ohl (Athlete)
Basketball BC Executive Director, Lawrie Johns, commented “Our first ten years of inductees were exceptional and heading into our 11th year we will be adding six outstanding individuals who have had a significant impact on the basketball scene in BC, Canada and internationally. It will be a tremendous evening of celebration and sharing as we induct them on April 20th.”
For more information, please visit www.basketball.bc.ca.