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Richmond Olympic Oval
1st Floor Lobby
6111 River Road
Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Trish Nicholson

2023 |


Trish believes that sports help every individual find their potential and help them overcome struggles, challenges, and develop resilience. Sport is a natural pathway to open doors for travel, research, and furthering your education.

Richmond Roots Trish was born and raised in Richmond, and attended Palmer and McNair. She has been coaching in Richmond for 41 years, 36 of them being at McRoberts.

Did You Know Trish played wheelchair basketball as an able-bodied athlete for over 20 years.

Barriers Overcome Trish was the only woman coaching in the BC championships for girl’s basketball in 1996, and was often not recognized as the head coach of the team.


Recognition Trish was named High School Girls coach of the year by both Basketball BC and Volleyball BC. She has also received various awards during her coaching career, including the Bill Goodman Memorial Coaching Award, Richmond Sports Award - Coach, and the Richmond Secondary Schools Athletic Association: 30 Years Service Award.

All Awards

1994 - 1995 Coaching Award of Excellence Basketball BC  
2003, 2007 World Champions 2002, 2004 (Team) Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame  
2014 Team BC Selects Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame  
2018 RSSAA Bill Goodman Award Coaching in Richmond School District  
2022 Athlete Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame  

Championship In Wheelchair Basketball, Trish coached teams through three world championships, winning two gold medals and one bronze. She also coached at the Paralympics in Athens (bronze) and Beijing (5th place). Additionally, she coached a team that placed 4th at the World Championships for Field Lacrosse. At the provincial high school level, she coached both junior and senior girls' basketball and volleyball.


1995 Ethel Tibbits Award Women of the Year in the field of Sports  
2004 Richmond Coach of the Year Richmond Sports Award  
2004 Outstanding Coaching Achievement (High School Coaching) RSSAA  
2007 Mary Campbell Award Woman who made lasting and significant impact on basketball in BC  
2016 High School Female Coach of the Year Volleyball BC  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1986 - 2021 McRoberts Secondary Basketball Coach Girls Provincial Title 1995, AAA 2nd 1997  
1986 - 2023 McRoberts Seconday Volleyball Coach Multiple Championships for Richmond Girls  
1993 - 1995 Head Coach U-19 Canada Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championships 4th place  
2001 - 2010 Team Canada Wheelchair Basketball Assistant Coach at 2004 (bronze), 2008 Paralympics and 2002 (gold) world championships  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Trish has been coaching in Richmond for 41 years and has been instrumental in advancing high school and girls' sports in the community over the years.

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