Leading the path to the national stage!

2022 Provincial Team Girls Coaches

Marissa Lindquist
U15 Girls Head Coach

Marissa is an eager coach ready to develop a strong U15 team!

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant coach with Lakeland College Rustlers for 4 years.
  • Currently in first year as an assistant coach with Acadia Axewomen.
  • Coached with various youth and club programs in Saskatchewan prior to moving to Nova Scotia.

Jalynn Skeir
U17 Girls Head Coach

“Basketball Nova Scotia has been a large part of my Basketball Journey both as a coach and a player. With that, I am excited to lead the 2022 u17 Women’s team this summer. 

The goal is to create a positive and elite training environment for our athletes to grow not only as basketball players but young leaders. Offensively, we will set the pace. Defensively, we will cause havoc.”

Coaching Experience

  • 2x AUS Champion
  • Co-Head Coach of Armbrae Academy
  • Sr. Girls Div 1 Tier 1 Basketball Team 2-years.
  • Assistant Coach of Acadia Axewomen’s Basketball Team 3-years.
  • Lead Assistant Coach 2018 BNS u17 Women’s Team.
  • Lead Assistant Coach 2017 BNS u17 Canada Games Team.
  • Head Coach 2016 BNS u16 Development Team.
  • AUS Player Cape Breton University 2012-2017

Jonathan Tramble
U18 (Canada Games) Girls Head Coach

“It is an honour and privilege to be selected to lead our u18 Nova Scotia Canada Games team.  I look forward to enjoying the process of building a unified team of athletes and staff who will represent the province with class, passion and an East Coast “Get er Done” mentality in Niagara, 2022.” 

Coaching Experience

  • Director of Basketball at Armbrae Academy
  • 2020 Nova Scotia U17 Girls Head Coach
  • 11 years USports Assistant coach (StFX, UNBC, MRU, UofC, Acadia Axewomen)
  • 2010 CCAA National Champions – UNBC Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach
  • 2019 AUS Champions – Acadia Axewomen – Assistant Coach

2022 Provincial Team Boys Coaches

Alex Petropolis
U15 Boys Head Coach

“Player-first & developing a team that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Coaching Experience

  • Coaching achievements: Head Coach at the 4AM Basketball Camp
  • Assistant Coach Dalhousie University Men’s Basketball Team.

Dan Higgins
U17 Boys Head Coach

“My passion for coaching is driven by the experience of watching so many kids come through our programs and leave as better young men than they arrived as – both as athletes on the court and students off the court. 

I plan to set a high standard for our u17 team and provide the best possible training and learning environment to reach our full potential. I look forward to the process of getting our players to understand the value of competing hard every day for each other.”

Coaching Experience

  • Current Head Coach at Bay View High School Boys Basketball (Div. 1) 
  • Current Head Coach St. Margarets Bay SLAM u16 (D1) 
  • 16 years coaching experience at Club, High School and Provincial levels. 
  • 2020 BNS u15 Boys Head Coach 
  • 2017-2020 BNS Jr/Sr Academy boys coaching lead. 

Patrick Havard
U18 (Canada Games) Boys Head Coach

“I believe in building a team environment where we play hard, play smart and play together. Basketball is a game that can teach you to overcome adversity, and be part of something bigger than yourself. Success is a byproduct of the group working together for a common goal.”

Coaching Experience

  • 16 Years of Coaching Experience
  • 12 Years of Post-Secondary Coaching experience at the Usports and CCAA Level
  • Led Crandall University to the first CCAA National Tournament in school history, and currently own the top win record in school history
  • Helped numerous players move on to professional opportunities in basketball
  • 2 years coaching experience at the professional level