Tamanawis is a 4a size school located in Surrey, BC. The school population sits at slightly over 1400 students grades 8-12. The Wildcats compete in the Southwest division of the Fraser Valley conference.
The sr boys won the Fraser Valley championship in 2014, 2016 and 2018 with the jr boys matching the feat in 2015. In winning in 2014, Tamanawis became the first Surrey public school to win the sr Fraser Valley's in over 30 years.
The Wildcats won the RCMP Classic in 2014 ,2015 at both the jr and sr level, becoming the first school in the tournaments 24 year history to win back-to-back titles at both levels.
The senior Wildcats have again won the 2016 Surrey RCMP Classic becoming only the second team to ever 3-peat,
Coach McKay returns to the Wildcats sidelines for 2018/2019. The 2017/2018 season saw the Wildcats win the Fraser Valley Southwest league and playoff, their 3rd Fraser Valley Championship in 5 years (3 in a row under coach McKay) and finish 3rd in BC. After initially taking the 2016/2017 season off, Coach McKay returned late in the season to assist Mr. Lamond. 2015/2016 saw Coach McKay lead Tamanawis to a historic season.which saw them win their third consecutive RCMP championship, the Fraser Valley Southwest regular season and playoff crown, the Fraser Valley championship and a second place finish in the Province. The Wildcats finished the season at 28-5 against Canadian competition with the youngest team at the 2016 Provincial Championships. Coach McKay's all-time record at Tamanawis as Head Coach is 126-18 or .875 win percentage.
During the 2014/15 Coach McKay was an assistant coach at NCAA D2 Simon Fraser University.
At SFU, McKay was the offensive co-ordinator for the Clan. SFU led the NCAA D2 in scoring at 104.3 points per game. 2014/15 also saw the Clan complete their best season since joining the NCAA, finishing just outside the GNAC playoffs.
Prior to joining the SFU coaching staff, Coach McKay led the Wildcats to their most successful season in program history. The 2013/14 Wildcats finished the season 35-5 with a Provincial bronze medal. During the 2013/14 season the Wildcats won the the RCMP Classic, Kushnir Memorial, Fraser Valley Southwest League and Fraser Valley Championship. The 2012/13 Wildcats finished the season at 32-5. After going through the Fraser Valley Southwest league undefeated, the Wildcats lost to Provincial finalist WRCA in the league playoffs. The Wildcats lost in the play-in game to go to the Provincials.
While Coaching the Wildcats, McKay was also the lead assistant at Douglas College from 2011- 2014. Prior to that McKay spent two seasons as an assistant coach At Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Coach McKay was an assistant at North Delta Secondary from 2005-2007 and again in 2010, where he helped lead the Huskies to a second place finish in the Fraser Valley in 2007.
Coach McKay finished his collegiate playing career at UFV and holds a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration. He is NCCP level 3 certified.
Fraser Valley Southwest league champions - 4 ('13, '14, '16, '18)
Fraser Valley Southwest playoff champions - 3 ('14, '16, '18)
Fraser Valley 4A champions - 3 ('14, '16, '18)
Provincial Final Four's - 3 ('14, '16, '18)
Coach Bains will spend the upcoming season coaching the gr 8 boys as well as assisting the varsity boys. Bains is an experienced coach having coached basketball for 12 years, volleyball for 8 years and soccer for 2. Coach Bains has won numerous SSSAA championships as well as Fraser Valley championships. Coach Bains will still be involved with the sr boys this season and teaches in the PE department. He also serves as the Athletic Director and is a key figure in all fundraising efforts for the basketball program. Coach Bains puts in countless hours behind the scenes to make athletics successful at Tamanawis
Coach Larkin has been coaching youth basketball provincially and internationally for over 20 years. He began his coaching career with the RYBL in Richmond and has coached extensively with elementary, secondary, and club basketball since. He helped bring basketball to prominence in Northwest London, England, while pursuing post-graduate studies at the University of London. He developed and directed 4 high school teams and two college teams, working closely with the high school and college teams throughout the boroughs of Brent and Harrow and with scouts in the British Basketball Association. Many of his players have gone on to establish careers in basketball throughout Europe, Africa, and the U.S. After having returned to Canada in 2006, Coach Larkin served as an executive on the Surrey Elementary Athletic Association for 6 years and has helped develop youth basketball throughout the Surrey School District. He also coached Steve Nash Youth League and also served as a mentor coach for coaches in this league. After having served as head coach to a variety of elementary school and secondary school teams in the district, he started his own AAU club team, The Surrey Bulldogs, that plays extensively in the United States. He holds a Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration and is passionate about ongoing coaching development, having learned from a variety of coaches from Basketball BC, Basketball Canada, the NCAA, and players in the NCAA and NBA. Coach Larkin is currently president of the Surrey Youth Basketball Association and is a Basketball Canada certified NCCP Level 3 coach and a certified American AAU PCA Double Goal Coach.