Black Canadian Named HC of Basketball at York University

Ajax, Ontario: Christa Eniojukan is a current U Sports women’s basketball coach, a certified Ontario teacher, and women in sport advocate. Born in Guelph Ontario, and later relocated to Ajax Ontario, Christa is a longtime coach for Ontario Basketball as a former Head Coach of the U17 Provincial team and Academy for Student-Athlete Development (ASAD) in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association.

In 2018, Christa was announced as the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks’ first women’s basketball head coach, ahead of the program’s first year of competition in 2019-20. In addition to serving as a longtime coach volunteer for Canada Basketball’s Target Athlete Strategy (TAS), in 2021 Christa was appointed the U Sports representative for the Canada Basketball’s Official Commission (CBOC), and to Ontario University Athletics Black, Biracial and Indigenous Committee. Christa is also an inaugural member of the BCCA’s Black Female Coach Mentorship Program, supported by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). Recently, Christa was announced as the Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at York University.

“As a student-athlete at York University, I really valued my experience and enjoyed my time there immensely. Now, given the opportunity to be the Head Coach at York, it means a lot to me and my entire family.”

On what it means to be back at York University, her alma mater

Christa earned a Bachelor of Education from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University and began coaching and teaching concurrently. As a mother of two children, who love physical activity and learning, Christa has had the desire, over the years, to create programming that combines education and sports. After years of passionately promoting math and science education in the inner cities, she founded Active Scholars, with the aim of instilling that thirst for knowledge to as many children as possible. Active Scholars uses a proven curriculum that combines S.T.E.M. learning and sports training.

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