Smith back on top

Salmon Arm native Bev Smith has been named assistant coach to Canada’s Senior Women’s National Basketball Team

Salmon Arm native Bev Smith has been named assistant coach to Canada’s Senior Women’s National Basketball Team for this summer’s competitive season. New head coach Lisa Thomaidis will be joined by Smith and Shawnee Harle. Smith has extensive experience and played for the team from 1978 to 1988 and captained from 1992 to 1996. She was at the helm of Team Canada from 1997 to 2001 and played for 13 seasons in Italy. Former Salmon Arm Jewel Allison McNeill stepped down as coach of the team after their excellent performance at the London Olympics.