GPRC Hires New Men’s Basketball Coach
May 28 2015
For Immediate Release
GPRC is pleased to welcome Thomas Slifka to the 2015 16 coaching staff. Mr. Slifka will be the new GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Coach replacing Jonathan Verhesen.
Slifka has been working with the MacEwan University Griffins Men’s Basketball Program and the University of Alberta Pandas Basketball Programs since 2012. Prior to that he worked with Kent State University in their basketball program. He was the Lead Assistant with the Men’s Basketball program then took on the Head Coach position of the Women’s Basketball Program.
“I am excited in accepting the head coach position with the GPRC Wolves,” noted Slifka. “The philosophy of the program, the attitude of the players and the strong community support of the program were integral in making my decision.”
Slifka played basketball with the University of Akron – Wayne and played tennis with the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley. He has been coaching in the provincial team program of Basketball Alberta and with the University of Alberta Junior Pandas program. He has been instructing various courses in the Kinesiology program while working on his Masters of Arts – Coaching Studies at the University of Alberta.
His experience, dedication to coaching and understanding of community based programs will be a great fit to the GPRC Wolves Basketball Program.
For more information, please contact:
Athletic Director GPRC
GPRC Wolves Men’s Basketball Coach
Wolves Split on the Road
November 3rd, 2014
The GPRC Wolves lost the Friday night game against the Lakeland College Rustlers 77-65. But the team rebounded and out battled the Rustlers on Saturday afternoon and won the game 84-81.
The Wolves struggled on Friday to score the ball consistently and could never get into an offensive flow. Robert Myles III was named player of the game as he finished with 9 points and 6 steals. Saturday afternoon was a different story as the Wolves were able to execute offensively and take control of the game and then held off a late comeback from rustlers. Jordan Brown was named player of the game as he finished with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 clutch free throws down the stretch.
The Wolves now have the weekend off, until they hit the road again to play the Concordia Thunder, on November 14-15 in Edmonton
GPRC Wolves Player of the Game
|Robert Myles III
|October 31, 2014
||November 1st, 2014
|9 pts., 6 stls.
||23 pts., 9 reb.
For more information on Wolves Mens' Basketball contact:
Thomas Slifka, Head Coach
Grande Prairie Regional College