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Lori Lancaster

Executive Director

Basketball Nova Scotia is pleased to welcome Lori Lancaster as its new Executive Director.

Lori’s love is sport and all things basketball. As a former AUS All-Star with the University of Prince Edward Island women’s basketball team, with coaching stints at university, high school and community over the last 25 years, Lori brings to her new role a collective passion and knowledge of the game.

Lori spent the last seven and a half years building and fostering strong engagement programs and partnerships with Mount Saint Vincent University’s alumni relations department. She is current Chef de Mission for Team Nova Scotia for the 2023 Canada Winter Games taking place in Prince Edward Island this coming February. She held the same role for the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara this past August which saw Team Nova Scotia match their best ever medal count.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Prince Edward Island as well as a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. Lori’s education, training, and Board work, combined with two decades of communications, marketing, and public relations experience in various disciplines has made her into a well-rounded and results-oriented business professional.

Lori is very much looking forward to connecting with the basketball community in Nova Scotia and working towards continuing to develop strong relations, valued partnerships, and high-quality programming. “This is an exceptional basketball province, and I am looking forward to working with our key partners and stakeholders across the province towards building the very best of the game for everyone.”

Lori begins her new role on January 3, 2023.

Welcome, Lori!

Colter Simmonds

Technical Director

Colter is a long-time coach, mentor, and community leader. The founder of We Will Win Youth Association and CEO of OnDaRise Sports and Entertainment, he has been heavily involved in coaching around the province for many years.

From coordinating and directing camps and youth programs, Colter has an impressive coaching resume. He has directed camps for NBA and WNBA athletes, and coached at all levels in Nova Scotia, including NBL Canada. He has earned two Nova Scotia high school provincial championships and won a national gold medal as an assistant coach with Basketball Nova Scotia’s Provincial Team at Canada Basketball Nationals.

A graduate of Nova Scotia Community College, Colter is met with big smiles, hugs, and fist bumps by athletes in the basketball community wherever he goes. He represents North Preston and Nova Scotia with pride.

(photo credit: Terrel Beals

Tammy Bourgeois

Operations Manager – Term position

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Board Members

Matt Honsberger – President
Chris MacPhee – Past President
Shawn McNutt – Chair, Finance
Sarah MacEachern-Wilson – Secreatary

Board of Directors
Duan Ash
Greg Callaghan
Eddie Hartley
Tony Hessian
Chris Holland
Darren Jacklin
Chris Lerette
Paul MacIsaac
Laura MacPherson
Jessica Quillan
Ross Sampson