Basketball (m) Coaches

Mariner coaches are all fully certified by the National Coaching Certification Program. They are leaders in our community and have been frequently recognized by the PACWEST and the CCAA for their excellence. The Mariner coaching staff is committed to the student athletes and their development as athletes and scholars. The depth of talent in our coaching staff is reflected in the 11th consecutive "Overall Championship" banners awarded to VIU (2006-2017) for the top overall athletic program in British Columbia.

Contact coach: mattkuz23@hotmail.com

Matt KUZMINSKI

6th year Matt KUZMINSKI photo

2017 PACWEST Champions
2017 CCAA Nationals 4th place
2016 PACWEST Champions
2016 PACWEST Undefeated season
2016 PACWEST Coach of the year
2015 CCAA National Silver
2015 PACWEST Gold Medal
2015 CCAA Coach of the year
2015 PACWEST Coach of the year
2014 PACWEST Silver medal
2013 CCAA National Champion
2013 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 Basketball BC Coaching Excellence Award
2013 Basketball BC Team of the Year

Dover Bay Senior Boy's Assistant Coach (2010-11)
Captain of the Simon Fraser University Men's Basketball team (2007-10)
Member of the University of Victoria Men's Basketball team (2004-06)
Simon Fraser University Basketball Camps organizer and instructor (Summer 2009)
Hub City Basketball Camp organizer and instructor (2009-10)

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Jason FORTIN

1st year Jason FORTIN photo

Player Awards & Accomplishments
2015 PACWEST Provincial Champion
2015 CCAA National Silver Medalist, First Team All Star and Championship Game Player of the Game
2014 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 CCAA National Champion
2013 PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalist
2012 PACWEST Provincial Silver Medalist
2012 VIU Rookie of the year
2011/2009 Vancouver Island AAA Boys Basketball Champions
2011 Vancouver Island Basketball Tournament MVP
2011 SMUS Invitational Tournament Champs/Tournament MVP
2011 AAA Boys Basketball Island All Star Game MVP

2010 N.S.I.T. 1st team All-Star
2007-2011 Principal's List Award
2007-2011 Dover Bay Athlete of the Year
2010/2008 Bronze Medal at Cross Country Provincials

Previous teams: U15 and U17 BC Boys Provincial Teams

Avneet BRAR

6th year Avneet BRAR photo

2017 PACWEST Champions
2017 CCAA Nationals 4th place
2016 PACWEST Provincial Champions
2016 PACWEST Undefeated season 23-0
2015 PACWEST Provincial Champions
2015 CCAA National Silvers Medalist
2014 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 CCAA National Champion
2013 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 Basketball BC Team of the Year

Dover Bay Junior Boys Head Coach (2011/2012)
Dover Bay Senior Boys Assistant Coach (2008-2011)
City Of Nanaimo Basketball Coach (2011)
Steve Nash Youth League Coach (2010)
U14 and U15 Regional team coach (2009-2011)
Coach at Various basketball camps (2008-2012)

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Scott MARR

6th year Scott MARR photo

2017 PACWEST Champions
2017 CCAA Nationals 4th place
2016 PACWEST Provincial Champions
2016 PACWEST Undefeated season 23-0
2015 PACWEST Provincial Champions
2015 CCAA National Silver Medalist
2014 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 CCAA National Champion
2013 PACWEST Silver Medalist
2013 Basketball BC Team of the Year

Reynolds Secondary Coach Senior Boys Head Coach (2007-2010)
University College of the Cariboo/Thompson Rivers University Assistant Coach (2003-2006)
University College of the Cariboo Player (1998-2003)
Various Clinics and Camps (1998 - 2012)

National Champion as an assistant coach in 2004-2005 season with UCC.
2 BCCAA Provincial Championships as a player and as a coach.

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Mark SIMPSON

1st year

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Kaz KOBAYASHI

1st year Kaz KOBAYASHI photo

2017 and 2016 PACWEST Champion

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