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Canadore Panthers Basketball Names New Head Coach

May 28, 2020 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

(NORTH BAY) - Canadore College is pleased to welcome Stephen Hong as the new Men’s Varsity Basketball head coach.

Hong is known for being dedicated to the development of student-athletes on and off the court, with a philosophy that acknowledges and instills respect, discipline, and integrity.

He also has experience coaching in the Ontario Basketball Association and the Ontario Summer Games as well as youth, high school, and club programs.

Hong, who was born and raised in North Bay, has been coaching at the post-secondary level since 2013, as the Assistant Coach for the Nipissing Lakers Men’s Basketball Team.

“Coach Hong is well known in the basketball community,” said Shawna Nielsen, Director of Student Experience, Success and Athletics. “We welcome him to the Panther family and we look forward to working together to continue to build Canadore’s basketball program”

Stephen Hong will assume his coaching responsibilities at Canadore on June 1st.




Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 80 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 46,000 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.


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