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Klynyk Coaches

Check out our list of all-star Klynyk coaches for 2018. More profiles to come as coaches are confirmed!

Kelly Olynyk

Founder, Organizer

5th year coach

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report

Kelly is in his fifth NBA season and first season with the Miami Heat. During his first three seasons Kelly was named to the Rising-Star roster to represent the rookie and sophmore players in the Rising-Star game during All-Star weekend. In his rookie year Kelly was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. As a member of the Gonzaga University Bulldogs Kelly was named First Team All-American in every poll. He was also named First Team Academic All-American in every poll and was the Academic All-American Player of the Year. Kelly was one of the five finalists for the prestigious Wooden Award.  Kelly was also the only Canadian player in the 2013 NBA draft that did not play at a prep-school in the United States during his high-school career.

Ken Olynyk

Founder, Organizer

5th year coach

Photo Credit: TRU Athletics

Ken brings a wealth of coaching knowledge to the Klynyk. His coaching experience includes NBA, international competition, university, and the public school system. Ken has received many coaching awards including CIS coach of the year. Through 25 years of coaching university basketball, 16 years of coaching internationally with Canada Baskeball-spanning four world championships-and a year as a scout and observing coach in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors Ken has been given the opportunity to work with a variety of athletes. Even with his international and professional experience a highlight in Ken's career was winning two consecutive Provincial Championships with his daughter Maya's senior girls team in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

Del Komarniski

Founder, Organizer

5th year coach

Photo Credit: South Kamloops Secondary

Coach K has been a staple in School District 73 for the past 20 years. In that time he has successfully lead his teams to 10 Provincial Championship appearances, including four Final Four appearances at the senior boys level. Four of Coach K's players have gone on to play for the Canadian National team including two currently playing in the NBA, Kelly Olynyk and Robert Sacre. Above all that Coach K also holds a Bachelors of Pysical Education, a Masters in Sport Leadership and is an NCCP Level 3 certified coach.

Corey yamoka


5th year coach

Photo Credit: Olynyk Klynyk

Corey has been very eactive in the Kamloops sport community as well as the basketball community. Corey has coached both as a Basketball BC Regional coach and a BC Summer Games coach. He has sat AAA Girls Basketball Provincial Executive for the past three years and has been the acting AAA Okanagan Girls Basketball Commissoner for since 2012. Currently Corey is the P.E. Coordinator at South Kamloops Secondary School a position he has held for the past five years, and the Athletic Director a position he has held for the past 14 years.

Maya Olynyk

5th year coach

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Maya is a graduate of South Kamloops Secondary School where she starred in basketball. As a starter from grade 9-12, Maya was part of the bronze medal team in 2010-2011, and two consecutive Senior Girl Championships in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. She was also named to the Senior Girls All-Star team in all three years. After highschool Maya went on to play varsity basketball with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Maya won the USPORT (then CIS) Women's Basketball National Championship in 2017 and brought home a silver medal at the same tournament in 2018. This year marks Maya's fifth year as an instructor at the Klynyk; she also brings five years of sport camp instruction experience. Maya will be returning to the Huskies in the fall to continue her varsity career.

Sam Dower

5th year coach

Photo Courtesy of Mike Wootton and Torrey Vail

The Minnesota forward made his mark during his senior year at Gonzaga University. A starter for the Bulldogs Sam was named to West Coast Conference First-Team. Gonzaga won the WCC tournament in 2014 where he was named MVP. After graduating Sam signed a contract in France and then his second in Latvia with BK Valmiera. In 2016 Sam played in Poland for MKS Dabrowa Gornicza where he led his team in rebounds per game. This year will be Sam's fifth year as a Klynyk coach.

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