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Canadore Panthers Basketball Names Arabi as New Head Coach

May 3, 2019 | Canadore College

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(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College’s men’s basketball team is pleased to announce new head coach Rami Arabi.

Arabi has been coaching basketball at the postsecondary level for five years, most recently at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, P.E.I. He has experience coaching and recruiting for many successful teams, including the Ryerson Rams, Seneca Sting and Westview Centennial Secondary School and assisting with large scale events for the Canada Basketball Junior Academy and Hoop Group.

Known as a strong leader with an exceptional work ethic, Arabi reinforces the values of balancing academic, family, social and athletic priorities and has built teams up to win national championships.

“Coach Arabi is renowned for his ability to spot talent, cultivate potential and generate campus and community support,” said Shawna Nielsen, director of student experience, success and athletics. “We are very pleased to be welcoming him to our Canadore Panther family.”

Arabi has been affiliated with various athletic sporting bodies, including U Sports, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association, Ontario Colleges Athletic Association, Amateur Athletic Union and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations. He will assume his coaching responsibilities at Canadore immediately.

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Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or


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