AM.jpg

Allison McNeill

Allison McNeill guided the Canadian Women’s National Team to their first appearance in the Olympic Games since 2000.  Advancing to the quarter-finals in London, equaled the best performance ever by a Canadian Women’s Basketball team. She has served as Canada’s Head Coach since 2002 and has led Canada to 2 World Championship (2006 and 2010) appearances as well. 

 

After an illustrious 13-year career at SFU, advancing to 3 NAIA Final 4’s, she served as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Oregon helping the Ducks to the WNIT title in 2002 and an NCAA tournament spot in 2005.

She was the Head Coach of the BC Centre for Performance, the Tri-Cities Youth Basketball Association Master Coach and is currently the Head Coach of the Semiahmoo Totems (2-Time BC High School Champions - 2019 and 2020.

The Coaching Association of Canada awarded her the Geoff Gowan Award recognizing her lifetime contribution to coaching development in Canada.

Head Coach Canadian National Team 2002 - 2012

 

  • 2012 Olympic Games – Top 8 finish. (Canada had not qualified in 12 years)

  • 2011 FIBA America Olympic qualifying tournament – 3rd place

  • 2011 Pan American Games

  • 2010 World Championships – 12th place 

  • 2009 FIBA America World Qualification tournament –  3rd place

  • 2007 Pan American Games in Rio, Brazil – 4th place 

  • 2006 World Championships – 10th place finish

  • 2005 FIBA America World Qualification tournament – 3rd place.  Qualified for the 2006 World Championships (Canada had qualified in 12 years - 1994)

 

University of Oregon Associate Head Coach 2001 - 2005

  • 2005 - 2nd Place Pac-10 Conference/2nd Round NCAA Tournament (lost to National Champions Baylor University)

  • 2002 – Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) Champions 

Simon Fraser University Coach 1988 - 2001

  • Record: 363-79

  • 11 trips to the NAIA National Championships

  • 12 players named NAIA All-Americans

  • Placed 6 players on Canadian Senior National Team while at SFU

  • Placed 8 players in Canadian National Team Program (Junior, Senior) while at SFU

 

Head Coach Canadian Junior National Team 1998 - 2000

 

COACHING AWARDS:

 

  • 2013 Coaches BC International Coach of the Year

  • 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal winner

  • 2013 Inducted into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame

  • 2012 Inducted into the Simon Fraser University Hall of Fame

  • 2011 Geoff Gowan Award – recognizing a lifetime contribution to Coaching development in Canada.

  • 2006/2009/2012 CAAWS – (Canadian Association for the Advance of Women in Sport)

  • Named one of the 20 "Most influential Women in Sport in Canada"

  • 2006 Promotion Plus  - Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence for Career Achievement

  • 2004 Inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 

  • 2002 Basketball BC: Women in Basketball Award of Excellence

  • 1996/1998 Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year

  • 1994 YWCA Women of Distinction Award Winner

  • 1992 NAIA Converse - WBCA Coach of the Year

  • 1992 Burnaby Chamber of Commerce Coach of the Year

  • 1992/93 YWCA - Women of Distinction (Finalist)

  • 1992 3M Coaching Canada Award of Recognition

  • 1989/90/95/2000 Basketball BC Coaching Award of Excellence

  • 1991/92/94/96/98 NAIA Conference Coach of the Year

  • 1990 Sport BC Coach of the Year