New Vikes women's basketball coach

Rich Chambers is the new head coach of the University of Victoria Vikes women's basketball team.

Chambers, of Port Moody, B.C., is also the head coach of the Canadian junior women's basketball squad, a position he has held since July, 2008. He previously coached at Terry Fox High School in Coquitlam, and at Simon Fraser and UBC in the university ranks. He was also the first head coach of the IBL's Vancouver Titans franchise and was involved with the Drive Basketball program in B.C.

"I am extremely excited about my appointment as head coach of the University of Victoria’s women’s basketball program," Chambers said. "I am looking forward to being a part of a leadership team at UVic as it is committed to a vision that includes honouring tradition, inspiring character, building community and striving for excellence. My first priority is to meet with the girls and create a vision for the upcoming season. We want to create an environment where the girls acquire a love for the game and a ferocious appetite to improve and compete.

No stranger to Canadian university basketball, Chambers was also the assistant coach for Canada at the FISU Games in Korea in 2000.

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