Ken Shields (basketball)

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This article is about the Canadian basketball coach. For the head basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University, see Northern Kentucky Norse men's basketball.

Kenneth (Ken) William Daniel Shields, CM is a basketball coach, the one with the most wins in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball history with the University of Victoria, and former head coach of Canadian national men's basketball team.

Shields coached the Victoria Vikes from 1978 through 1989 and oversaw the Vikes win seven consecutive CIS championships. He was named CIS Coach of the Year three times with the Vikes and once during the 1970s and his six years as head coach of Laurentian University.

Shields coached the Canadian national team for five years from 1990 to 1994. In 1998 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1999 he was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and he was awarded the 2007 James Naismith Award by Canada Basketball, for a significant lifelong contribution to basketball in Canada.[1] After coaching two years for professional teams in Tokyo, Shields was assistant coach of the Boomers for the 2004 Olympics. During the 2006 NBA play-offs, Shields worked as guest coaching consultant of the Milwaukee Bucks. Shields was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.


Preceded by
Jack Donohue
Canada national men's basketball team head coach
Succeeded by
Steve Konchalski