Canadore College has announced Stephen Hong as the new head coach of their men’s varsity basketball team.

Hong, who was born in North Bay, brings experience coaching in the Ontario Basketball Association and the Ontario Summer Games as well as youth, high school, and club programs. Officials say he has been coaching at the post-secondary level since 2013, as the Assistant Coach for the Nipissing Lakers Men’s Basketball Team.

“Coach Hong is well known in the basketball community,” said Shawna Nielsen, Director of Student Experience, Success and Athletics. “We welcome him to the Panther family and we look forward to working together to continue to build Canadore’s basketball program.”

Hong will begin his coaching responsibilities on June 1.