The Lambton College women’s basketball team has named city native Kendel Ross as its new head coach.
The former Northern Collegiate hoops star has played professionally in Portugal and Spain and at various levels with the Canadian national team.
The 28-year-old also has experience as a coach, having started an off-season program for high school athletes and was selected as an assistance coach by Team Ontario for the 2017 season.
Ross, who holds a Masters of Science in Education degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio and has taught courses at Lambton, said she’s eager to build on the previous work of Lions coaches.
“It means a great deal to me to bring my experience back to the community and give back to the place that supported me throughout my basketball career,” she said.
Athletic co-ordinator John Faragher said Ross’ experience should help the college’s athletes grow on and off the court.
“We look forward to watching the women’s team develop under her leadership,” he said.
The new bench boss replaces David Elsley, who has said he intends to return to coaching high school basketball.