Black Canadian Coach Named Commissioner of Women’s Basketball League

Tasia McKenna

Halifax, NS Canada: Tasia McKenna is the Technical Director for Basketball Nova Scotia and has been an Assistant Coach of Women’s Basketball at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 2012.

A former standout basketball athlete at Lakehead University, Tasia is also a Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC). Recently, she was named Commissioner of the Maritime Women’s Basketball Association, an amateur league set to launch in 2022, designed for women 19 and over and an organization that will be prominently run by women.

“The MWBA to me, is a platform for powerful women to excel in their sport, while being their authentic selves. It is a place to shine a spotlight on women as athletes, as officials, as minor officials, and in leadership positions. A place where the future generation can aspire to play.

When women are given opportunities, when women are given the chance to take up space, the sky’s the limit.”

What does the MWBA represent to you?

The Maritime Women’s Basketball Association is set to launch in 2022 with six franchises between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but may include more based on the demand. The League is primed to support competitive women’s basketball for offseason collegiate players, and professionals, and returned athletes. The MWBA will also advocate for social and racial equity through initiatives such as the Black Lives Matter Movement, Stop Violence Against Women, No More Stolen Women and LGBTQ+.

More information about the MWBA can be found on their website, .

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