Coaching Staff
Blake Gage
Jillian Napier
Liam Sullivan
Vito Pasquale

Brentwood basketball emphasizes skill development, commitment to teammates, and love of the game. Whether they are developing skills in the off-season, or fighting for a Provincial championship, players always work hard and enjoy what they do.  Recently, Brentwood has emerged as one of the top teams on the island and is now consistently ranked at the Provincial level as well as producing boys and girls that continue to play at post-secondary levels.

Basketball at Brentwood

The coaches have experience at the professional and collegiate level, and are committed to providing Brentwood players with every opportunity to improve. The basketball program is one of the four 'varsity' sports offered for boys at Brentwood which means that those students who wish to excel have the opportunity to play all three terms.

In boys' basketball the senior teams participate in numerous games and tournaments to qualify for a berth in the provincial championships. The junior teams compete for berths in the Island and mid-Island championships respectively as well as the Independent Schools Championships.

Preparing to shoot a free throw

The Brentwood girls’ basketball program promotes teamwork, hard work ethic and skill development within a competitive, positive and fun environment. The annual schedule allows female basketball players the opportunity to play basketball all three terms.

We encourage self-confidence through personal and team accomplishments and set goals to achieve our best each season.  The teams compete in the mid-island and north-island leagues and championships as well as the island championships.

Senior Boys Provincial Champions 2018

Boys Results

2017-2018 Results

Senior Boys

  • 1st  Provincial Championship (2A)
  • 1st Island Championship
  • 1st North Island Championship
  • 1st Mid Island League
  • ISA Champs

Junior Boys

  • 2nd Mid Island Leauge
  • 8th Island Championship

2016-2017 Results

Senior Boys

  • 1st  Provincial Championship (2A)
  • 1st Island Championship
  • 1st North Island Championship
  • 1st Mid Island League
  • ISA Co-Champs

Junior Boys

  • Mid-Island League Champions
  • 5th at Island Championships
  • 2nd at ISA's Championships
Senior Boys Island Placements:Senior Boys Provincial Placements:Junior Boys Island Placements:Junior Boys Provincial Placements:
2018 - 1st
2017 - 1st
2016 – 4th

2015 – 4th

2014 - 4th
2013 – 1st
2012 – 2nd
2011 – 3rd
2010 – 1st
2009 – 2nd
2018 - 1st
2017 - 1st
2016 - ----
2015 - ---

2014 - ----
2013 - 2nd
2012 – 4th
2011 – 3rd
2010 – 8th
2009 – 13th
2018 - 8th
2017 - 5th
2016 - 1st
2018 - ----
2017 - ----
2016 - 1st

Girls Results

2017-2018 Results

Senior Girls

  • 2nd Mid Island League
  • 5th ISA Championship

Junior Girls

  • 2nd Mid Island League
  • 2nd ISA Championships (B)

2016-2017 Results

Senior Girls

  • 2nd Place at Mid-Island League
  • 5th Place at South Islands

Junior Girls

  • 5th at ISA's
  • 3rd at Mid-Island League
Senior Girls Island Placements:Junior Girls Island Placements:
2018 - -----
2017 - 2nd
2016 - -----

2015 - 7th
2014 - 7th
2013 - -----
2012 - 5th
2011 - 7th
2018 - -----
2017 - 3rd
2016 - 6th
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A player dribbling the ball
A point guard with the ball
A player defending the ball
A player dribbling the ball
Driving to the hoop for a lay up

Blake Gage

B.A. (University of Victoria), M.B.A. (University of Western Ontario), Director of Athletics, Business, Basketball

A member of both the Humanities and Business departments, Blake Gage joined the Brentwood faculty in 2004 after a career as a management consultant and professional basketball player. A recent graduate of the National Coaching Institute (Level IV), Mr. Gage is often found in the gym working with anyone who shares his love of basketball. Following an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Gage realized a life-long goal by playing basketball professionally in a number of different European leagues. Upon his return home, he completed his M.B.A at the University of Victoria with a specialization in Entrepreneurship. He worked locally as a marketing manager before accepting a position as a management consultant in the United States where he helped establish best practices for organizations in a variety of industries. After two years away, Mr. Gage and his wife, Robin, made the easy decision to return to Vancouver Island, raise a family, and allow Mr. Gage to pursue his passion for teaching and coaching youth. The Gages have two children.

Liam Sullivan

B.A. (Malaspina University-College), B.Ed. (UBC) Social Studies, Basketball

Liam Sullivan began working at Brentwood College School in 2007, taking a position as an assistant Houseparent in Whittall House. He worked with Mr. Gage for three years in Whittall House while teaching Social Studies and coaching the junior boys’ basketball team, before accepting the role as Houseparent of Ellis House from 2010 to 2018. After a year living off campus, Mr. Sullivan took the role of Deputy Head of School in 2019 and has returned to live on the campus that he has grown to love. After watching his two children attend and graduate from Brentwood he appreciates the opportunities provided by this wonderful place even more.

Jillian Napier

B.B.A. (Laurier), B.Ed. (Brock), MBA (UVic), Economics, Basketball

As the daughter of a headmaster and as a student, coach, teacher and houseparent, Jillian has had the good fortune of being part of eight CAIS school communities in her lifetime. 

Jillian graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with her B.B.A. Co-op degree and proceeded to investigate the teaching life at Shawnigan Lake School as a junior faculty member. She enjoyed it so much that she returned to Ontario to earn a B.Ed. at Brock University and then taught at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. Needless to say, she couldn’t shake the West Coast bug, so she and her husband, Jim Ganley, moved back out to the island where Jillian pursued her MBA at UVic and was an assistant coach with the Vikes Women’s Basketball CIS Championship team. Upon receiving her MBA, she spent some time in the e-commerce and consulting industries then switched her main focus to family life and raising three children, Jack, Jensa and Jay, while maintaining a local consulting practice in her spare time.

Jillian brings 3 decades of coaching experience (in basketball, rugby, soccer, rowing and volleyball) to the Brentwood athletic program, ranging from the community level through to elite and provincial development programs. Despite her strapping 5’2” frame, as an athlete, she competed at the university level in rugby, rowing and basketball. Now, a little older and a lot more sensible, you can find her on the hardcourt coaching rather than playing – a transition for which her knees and ankles are deeply grateful.

Vittorio (Vito) Pasquale

B.A. (Geography, History) UVIC, B.Ed. (Social Studies) UBC, Social Studies, Basketball

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario he left his Italian immigrant upbringing to attend the University of Victoria where he graduated with a BA degree and played varsity basketball for 5 yrs. Experiencing 3 national championships will attending. Mr. Pasquale spent a few years coaching at the college and university levels before returning to school at UBC and graduating with his B.Ed and settling into teaching high school the last 30 years. He has spent time at various schools in BC: Vancouver College, West Point Grey Academy of Vancouver and Shawnigan Lake School. He has been a committed social studies teacher at different grades from 9 to 12 and is looking forward to his next challenge at Brentwood College. Mr. Pasquale has recently moved to Mill Bay and is looking forward to making a lasting impression and connections with students.

Term 1: Skill Development & Fitness

  • Drop-in gym time 2-3 days per week with skill development and competitive scrimmages.

Term 2: Competitive Season

  • Practices 3-4 times a week
  • League games against mid-island schools
  • Various tournaments on Vancouver Island and in Vancouver – including the annual Independent School Association (ISA) Tournament.
  • Sr. Team participates in the mid-island and island championships to qualify for a berth to the B.C. provincial championships (Jr. teams compete for berths to the mid-island and island championships)

Term 3: Skill Development & Fitness

  • Practices 3 times per week
  • Skill development and competitive scrimmages.
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