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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2nd 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.


Diana LEE

2nd year Diana LEE photo

Hometown : North Vancouver, BC.
Graduated from Handsworth Secondary
Won AAA provincials in 08/09 and 09/10.
Played at Boise State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Played 2 yrs at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Masters in Kinesiology.
Currently in final semester of the post bacc education program at VIU



1st year Luke HOLMES photo

Coaching Profile
High school head coach and assistant coach for the past 6 years.
Duchess Park Jr. Boys Zone champions (2014)
UNBC Men's Basketball Manager (2015)

Player Profile
4 time northern BC Zone Champ for Duchess Park Basketball (2009-2013). 2 time City Championship winner (2012-2013). MVP (2010), City 1st team All-star (2012-2013), Defensive Player of the Year (2012), Provincial Commissioners Team (2010). Varsity athlete for 5 years as a soccer player. CCAA National Champion MSOC (2017)