John Abbott hires new basketball coach
John Abbott College Athletic Director, Steve Shaw, is very pleased to announce the hiring of David King as the Islanders new men’s basketball coach. He will be replacing Scott Mawhinney who, after 5 years at the helm of the Islander program, resigned at the end of May.
Owner and head instructor with Hoopster Academy, David is well known in the basketball community and will be a solid addition to the John Abbott coaching staff. “I was very impressed with the quality of applicants, especially at this time of the year, and we are very excited to have David join our department.” commented Shaw. “He has terrific ethics and morals and has been coaching basketball in the Montreal area for many years. He will also be a strong addition to the FQSE AAA league.”
With Hoopster Academy, David coaches with the Sport-étude program at John Rennie High School and the English Montreal School Board. He also runs camps and clinics and does individual training. He was the Head Coach for the Montreal Royal of the ABA from 2007 to 2008. He was also the Developmental coach with the Quebec Provincial Centre for Excellence in Laval from 2002 to 2007, and has been part of the Canada Basketball National Coaching Pool from 2002 to 2006. He was the Head Coach of the Quebec Provincial Team from 2003-2005 and was an Assistant Coach with the McGill University Redmen from 2000 to 2002. He is also NCCP level 3 certified and currently working on level 4.
A resident of Dorval, David graduated from Bishop’s University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and from Champlain Regional College (Lennoxville) in 1985. David and his wife Anna have two children, Michael (age 8) and Miles (age 4). <@Ri>Source: Source: John Abbott College