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: theoates@shaw.ca

Kevin OATES

12th year

Head Coach since 2002
BCCAA (PacWest) Convenor since 2011
CPGA Member since 1999

Played BCCAA Golf for TRU from 1996 – 1999
Currently work as Associate Golf Professional at Morningstar Golf Club

Coaching Accomplishments:

Provincial Team Medals: 3 Gold – 2004, 2005, 2010
3 Bronze – 2006, 2007, 2008
Provincial Individual Medals: 2 Gold – 2004, 2005
4 Silver – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
2 Bronze – 2008, 2010

Best National Finish: 4th - 2005
5th – 2004, 2008

Provincial Tournaments:
Team Results: 6 – Wins, 5 – 2nd, 7 – 3rd
Individual Results: 9 – Wins, 4 – 2nd, 6 – 3rd