Canada Basketball would like to congratulate Allison McNeill for winning the Geoff Gowan Award. 

Allison McNeill is a Canadian icon, a treasure and a valued resource to the sport of basketball and the entire coaching community. She has dedicated over thirty years of her life to coaching female athletes in basketball and is recognized as an outstanding coach, teacher and friend by athletes and colleagues alike.

Prior to becoming the head coach of the Canadian women’s national team in 2002, and leading the team to the World Championships in 2006 and 2010, McNeill held coaching roles at the University of Oregon and Simon Fraser University. She is also a keynote speaker and conference presenter, having establishing the Women’s Coaching Circle in 2009, to provide female basketball coaches with the opportunity to interact with and learn from senior coaches and facilitators. Over the years, she has devoted thousands of hours to running clinics for youth basketball players and youth coaches in British Columbia and is a truly deserving recipient of this prestigious award.