Basketball (w) 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.

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1st year Tony BRYCE photo

Bryce is born and raised in Nanaimo and a former player for the VIU Mariner’s back in the early 1990’s. He’s been coaching basketball for over 20 years at virtually every level. A former coach of the VIU men’s basketball team from 2006-2012 where he compiled an impressive overall PACWEST league record of 87 wins and 15 losses (66 wins and 4 losses in his last four years). He is a three time PACWEST Coach of the Year and in 2012 was named the CCAA National Coach of the Year in men’s basketball.



1st year Jenna  CARVER photo

Played 5 years on the VIU Women's Basketball team

2014 VIU Presidents Award
2014 PACWEST Bronze Medalist
2013 Pacwest Provincial Gold Medalist
2013 VIU Presidents Award
2010 AAA High School Island Basetball All-Star
2010 Wellington Senior Athlete of the Year
2009 Gold Medal, U18 B.C. Provincial Beach Volleyball

Broke a rebounding record one time
Coached various local sports teams within the community, most recently the NDSS Senior girls
Passionate about giving back
Seasonal wildlife firefighter


Diana LEE

1st year Diana LEE photo