Basketball

Coaching Staff
Blake Gage
Jillian Napier
Liam Sullivan

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.

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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.

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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 2017

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:
2017 - 1st
2016 – 4th

2015 – 4th

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

2014 - ----
2013 - 2nd
2012 – 4th
2011 – 3rd
2010 – 8th
2009 – 13th

2017 - 5th
2016 - 1st
2017 - ----
2016 - 1st

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:
2017 - 2nd
2016 - -----

2015 - 7th
2014 - 7th
2013 - -----
2012 - 5th
2011 - 7th
2017 - 3rd
2016 - 6th

Basketball News

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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) Houseparent of Ellis House, 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 while teaching Social Studies and coaching the junior boys’ basketball team, before accepting the role as Houseparent of Ellis House in 2010. Mr. Sullivan has been involved in numerous sports throughout his life however, in high school he began to focus on basketball exclusively and was lucky enough to continue his playing at the college level. Mr. Sullivan was the captain of the 1994 National Championship team at Vancouver Island University. Once his playing career ended, Mr. Sullivan has devoted his time to coaching the sport he loves. He has been involved in coaching basketball from the elementary school, middle school, high school and college levels for the last 18 years. It is here at Brentwood College School that Mr. Sullivan lives with his wife Marilou and their two children Brendan and Abby.

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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