Bruce Langford has been a fixture in the British Columbia basketball community for the past 30 years, having coached 21 years in the B.C. school system before arriving at SFU in the fall of 2001.
During his tenure at SFU, Langford has guided the Clan to seven 30+ win seasons. He enters the 2015-16 season with a career record of 370 wins and 93 losses and a 183-26 home record. During the 2014-15 season Langford passed legendary Clan coach Allison McNeil in career wins, becoming the most successful coach in program history. McNeil compiled a 363-79 record at SFU.
In Langford’s first nine seasons at SFU the Clan competed in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The Clan advanced to the CIS National Championship tournament every year under Langford, winning five CIS national championships. During that time the Clan also had a 54-game winning streak straddling the 2009-10 and 2008-09 seasons, and a 45-game winning streak during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.
Twice Langford’s teams have gone undefeated. His first team in 2001-02 went 35-0 and his 2004-05 team compiled a 38-0 record, the most wins in SFU history.
Jessica Wallace joined the Simon Fraser University women’s coaching staff in May of 2015, after completing her collegiate playing career (2011-2014) and one season as a graduate assistant coach (2014-15) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which competes in NCAA Division II. Wallace, a guard, captained the Crimson Hawks her final season. During her three seasons at IUP, the Crimson Hawks had an overall record of 62-24 with three conference tournament berths and two appearances in the NCAA Atlantic Region Semi-finals.
In 2014-15, with Wallace as an assistant coach, the Crimson Hawks posted a 25-4 record, won the regular season PSAC West Title and made a first round appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Wallace graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Athletic Training and a minor in Sports administration with a 3.9 GPA from IUP. She is a certified Athletic Trainer in the United States.
Brittany Parker began her basketball career at South Kamloops High School. She played for the Titans for 5 years before continuing her basketball career at Simon Fraser University. Since joining the team she has become a critical member, winning 3 CIS titles, two as a player, and one as an assistant coach. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from SFU.
Her love and dedication to basketball makes her a crucial asset to our coaching staff. Brittany is an exemplary role models for players with her continuous positive attitude and hard work ethic. Brittany has an extensive history of coaching, dating back to 2005 when she coached SFU Women’s Basketball Summer Camps and Clinics throughout each basketball season, as well as running basketball clinics at Britannia High School. She has also helped run clinics for members of the Vancouver Special Olympics basketball program, volunteered coaching for the Basketball BC Regional Team, and was the Head Coach of the SFU U-17 Club team and SFU Sunday night basketball clinics. In addition to being a VK Basketball Coach, Brittany is also currently an assistant coach at Seycove Secondary, where they won the 2017 Provincial Championships.
Originally from Mission BC, Chelsea Reist was a valued teammate on the Roadrunners. As a 5’10 eighth grader, she was given an advanced opportunity in skill development as part of Basketball B.C.’s Centre For Performance training group. From this point onwards, Chelsea’s abilities in basketball skyrocketed. By the ninth grade she made the Roadrunners’ senior team. In addition to this, she was a First Team All-Star at the AA Girls Basketball Provincial Championships.
After her 5 years with the Roadrunners, Chelsea committed to playing at Simon Fraser University. During her 2011-2012 season Chelsea started every game and was third in scoring with an average of 10.3 points per game. Her passion for basketball is evident in the way she coaches and works with the VK Basketball players.
Juliana Babic will be graduating from Holy Cross Regional High School where she helped lead her team to win the AA Fraser Valley Title in 2016 and was named first team all-star. She averages 16.3 points per game and an impressive 9.3 rebounds per game. She is a hard working player on the court as well as a dedicated student and coach to our teams.
She began playing for VK basketball last summer, and has been helping out coaching for our camps ever since. After graduation, Juliana has committed to continue playing basketball at Simon Fraser University next year. We are excited to have her among our coaching staff as she is an extremely driven player with an impressive basketball IQ that she is able to utilize while running camps and coaching.