Jason Peters, a Mi’kmaw, is a member of Glooscap First Nation of Nova Scotia. He has been a coach and Indigenous sport leader for 33 years. Peters is also a recognized sport administrator, Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC), and a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Coach Developer, Basketball Coaches of Canada Advisory Board member, and Head Coach of Team Yukon’s U18 Women’s program that will be attending the 2022 Canada Games.
Coach Peters will be Canada’s first Indigenous basketball Head Coach at the Canada Games. He is a two-time provincial champion at Bayside Middle School and former Head Coach of the Simonds Seabees women’s program in Saint John, New Brunswick. He served as the Chef de Mission of Aboriginal Team New Brunswick during the 2014 (Regina) and 2017 (Toronto) North American Indigenous Games. In 2013, he was an inductee of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Sports Hall of Fame and in 2011, his book: Aboriginal Sport Heroes: Atlantic Canada, was published.
In 2009, Peters served as an Assistant Coach of the New Brunswick women’s Canada Games basketball team, Canada Basketball’s Nike Centre for Performance, and received the New Brunswick Aboriginal Coaching Award.
In 2012 he received Basketball New Brunswick’s Special Merit Award!