About this Speaker
Nate McKibbon heads into his second year as head coach of the Western University Women’s Basketball team in 2020-21. McKibbon, a long-time club and high school coach from Southern Ontario joined the mustangs after 4 seasons as Head Coach at Mount Royal University. He was named the 12th Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Western University since the 1971-72 season on July 9th, 2019.
In his first year at the Western helm, McKibbon and the Mustangs posted one of the biggest turnarounds in our program’s history. The team finished with a 23-4 record (19-3 OUA) up from 8-25 the previous year (5-19 OUA). The Mustangs came up just short of qualifying for nationals, losing in the OUA semi-finals but did finish the regular season with the best record in Ontario and a final ranking of #5 nationally.
Prior to becoming a USPORTS head coach McKibbon spent 18 years as a club and high school coach primarily in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. During that time McKibbon helped prepare 20+ athletes that eventually went on the represent Canada on the international level and 50+ athletes that played post-secondary basketball in Canada and the US. As a Head Coach his teams won numerous provincial and national championships:
2013 AAA OFSAA Champions – St Mary’s Senior Girls Basketball
2012-13, 2013-14 Juel Champions – Transway Girls Basketball
2013 U15 National Champions – Team Ontario Girls Basketball
One of the most important ways McKibbon has developed as a coach is to represent his country on the international level whenever called upon. He has been involved with Centres of Performance and Targeted Athlete Strategy for many years before formally joining a national team staff. While on staff he has served as an Assistant Coach and Performance Analyst.
2020 – U17 Cadette Women’s National Team – TBD
2019 – U16 Cadette Women’s National Team – FIBA Americas Championships (Aysen, Chile)
2017 – Development Women’s National Team – FISU Games (Taipei City, Taiwan)
2017 – Development Women’s National Team – 4 Nations Cup (Tokyo, Japan)
2015 – U19 Junior Women’s National Team – FIBA World Championships (Chekhov, Russia)
2014 – U18 Junior Women’s National Team – FIBA Americas Championships (Colorado Springs, USA)
McKibbon also served as an assistant coach at the USPORTS level, learning from some of the best minds in Canadian basketball. Teams that he was involved with won 2 OUA championships and went to nationals 3 times. He had responsibilities in video evaluation, recruiting, individual player development and teaching systems.
2014-15 – McMaster University – 23-6 (15-4 OUA)
2008-09 – University of Windsor- 33-4 (21-1 OUA) OUA Champions
2007-08 – University of Waterloo – 15-17 (12-10 OUA)
2006-07 – McMaster University – 35-4 (21-1 OUA)
2005-06 – McMaster University – 27-13 (17-5 OUA) OUA Champions
2004-05 – McMaster University – 21-12 (15-7 OUA)
Total Record as USPORTS Assistant Coach – 154-56 (101-28 OUA)
He is committed to re-establishing Western University as one of the preeminent Women’s Basketball programs in Ontario and Canada. Our department, alumni, community and institution deserve nothing less.
Head Coaching Record:
2019-20 – Western University – 23-4 (19-3 OUA)
2018-19 – Mount Royal University – 3-22 (2-18 Canada West)
2017-18 – Mount Royal University – 2-21 (1-19 Canada West)
2016-17 – Mount Royal University – 4-27 (4-16 Canada West)
2015-16 – Mount Royal University – 3-25 (2-18 Canada West)
Total Record as USPORTS Head Coach – 35-99 (28-74 League)