The Columbia Bible College athletic department has hired Tamara Larson to helm the women’s basketball team.
Larson has a lot of work ahead of her – the Bearcats women’s hoopsters won just one game over the last five seasons in the PacWest conference, the B.C. college circuit, including an 0-16 record in 2011-12.
She replaces Sean Bosko, who is joining the University of the Fraser Valley women’s team as an assistant coach.
“We feel very blessed to have someone like Tamara stepping into this role,” CBC athletic director Rocky Olfert said in a press release. “She is gifted in so many areas that relate to this position, and her vision for the athletes and team really fit in well with our department’s vision – to integrate faith and build into the lives of students.”
Larson brings a wealth of experience to her new role with the Bearcats. She played post-secondary hoops at Indiana State University (NCAA) and at the University of Windsor (CIS), then served as an assistant coach at Windsor from 2002-2006.
Larson is currently employed as an outreach worker, and is also working on completing her Master of Arts in Leadership at Trinity Western University.
“I am really looking forward to being a part of the Athletic program at Columbia Bible College,” she said. “We have the opportunity to integrate faith in with athletics, to look at the bigger picture of the lives of these student athletes and provide them with an experience of personal growth and a concept of team and family they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.”