Kendrick, originally from Nova Scotia, most recently served as the head coach of the Island Storm, a professional basketball team within the National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada, from 2017-2020. Prior to this he was the head coach of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Panthers men’s varsity team from 2011-2017, where he holds the highest winning percentage by a head coach in team history, and was the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Coach of the Year in 2012.
He currently is the president of the newly formed, Eastern Canadian Basketball League.
“I am extremely excited to be the new head coach of the men’s basketball Hurricanes,” shared Kendrick. “The academic and athletic reputation at Holland College is exceptional within our country, and beyond, and it is an honour and privilege for me to represent and be part of this tradition and fantastic team. We will get to work immediately in order to add future chapters to this wonderfully successful program. I want to thank the administration, and especially Athletic Director, Albert Roche, for this tremendous opportunity.”
Kendrick also head coached the Horton High School (Nova Scotia) division 1 boys team from 1989-2011, winning provincial championships in 2007 and 2008.
Other head coaching experiences for Kendrick include the Nova Scotia Canada Games Team in 2009 (silver medalists), Nova Scotia Center of Performance in 2008-2009 (Basketball Canada), Nova Scotia U17 provincial team in 2008, Nova Scotia Nomads senior men’s team in 2008, World Youth Basketball Games in 2007 (silver medalists), International Children’s Games in Cleveland, Ohio in 2004, International Children’s Games in Taiwan in 2002, Valley East Basketball Association mini, bantam and midget teams from 2002-2011 and the Nova Scotia Juvenile provincial team in 1988 (bronze medalists).
“Tim Kendrick brings a wealth of experience to our program,” shares Director of Athletics and Recreation at Holland College, Albert Roche. “He has coached at the collegiate level and professionally, so we are confident in his ability to recruit, develop and manage his team. Tim is very aware of the Island basketball scene, and he will aspire to connect to our Island base of supporters. We share the same goal when it comes to building a program that competes as a contender on the national stage.”
The men’s basketball Hurricanes, seven-time conference champions and four-time national medalists, return to the court in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play on October 29 when they visit the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their home opener is scheduled for November 4 versus the Mount Allison University Mounties.
In 2021-22, the ‘Canes finished the regular season at 11-1 and entered the playoffs as the number one seed before being upset in the semi-finals by the eventual ACAA champions from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), 91-83.
Kendrick replaces the outgoing Josh Whitty who led the ‘Canes as head coach from 2013-2022.
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