Katie Unick
Coach

Katie has experience coaching at club and university level. She was assistant coach for the St. Mary’s University Girls basketball team from 2014-present, helping to rebuild from a non-playoff team to ACAC champions.

Katie believes in teamwork as the core of sporting success, creating an environment in which players can both grow in skill, as well as strengthen their communication with others. She aims to instil a lifelong love for basketball and physical fitness.

Maria Chieffo
Assistant Coach

Maria has coached at Out West and junior high level since 2014. While her main focus is on players aged 14-17, she also has a great deal of experience coaching players as young as nine years old in community basketball in Calgary.

Maria’s experience as a player has taught her that although winning is a big part of the sport it can’t be the sole aim for a young team. She believes that players learn more from the games they lose, as they build character in these moments of adversity and strive to work harder.

Lee Henderson
Coach

Lee has been part of the Out West family since 2013 and has also coached at varying levels of community basketball from LTP to Juvenile teams for over 20 years. He has completed NCCP level 1 and 2 practical and theory training.

Lee assisted Shawnee Harle, a notable Canadian coach, at her Holidays Skills and summer Awesome Hoops Basketball Camps. Since 2012, Lee focused on teaching and developing younger female athletes ages 7 to 15. His goals are to help develop solid fundamentals, along with confidence and a true passion for basketball.

Maria Audia
Coach

Since 2016, Maria was assistant coach of the U11 team after nine seasons as part of the Out West community. Maria has been involved with basketball as a player, referee and coach for eleven years.

Maria became involved in coaching in honour of all the coaches who had an impact on her basketball career and her life. Her philosophy is to teach the foundations of the sport in a fun, encouraging and supportive environment to encourage empowerment and confidence in young women.

Sophia Leakos
Coach

Sophia is a recent graduate of the Out West basketball program after 5 seasons. In 2017, she was an assistant coach with the U13 team. Previously, she was an assistant coach with the St. Jean Brebeuf Junior High Senior Girls. She currently assists with the Northwest Bantam Girls 1 community team and the St. Jean Brebeuf Junior High Senior Girls.

Sophia believes in teaching the fundamentals of the game that will last for the remainder of their basketball careers, in a fun and positive atmosphere. She strives to promote the philosophy of the Out West basketball program, building confidence and self-esteem.

Amy Mihoc – Barnes
Coach

Amy is new to the Out West family. She fell in love with basketball when she first began playing for Silver Springs at the age of eight.  For the next 12 years, she played community, school, and league basketball. Amy has coached Calgary Minors since 2014 and Community Minis to Juvenile, regular season and spring league, since 2010.

Amy became involved in coaching to have a positive impact on young girls. To help encourage confidence, team building, self-esteem and to give them the opportunity to make life long friends as she did.

 

Chloe Campbell
Assistant Coach

Chloe played basketball for the University of Calgary Dinos and has been involved with basketball development and coaching since she graduated.

Chloe believes in creating a competitive and supportive environment where young athletes can develop fundamental basketball skills and learn sound tactical play.