CBC recently introduced 31 people it is highlighting as Black Changemakers in Quebec, including Concordia Stingers women's basketball head coach Tenicha Gittens.
Gittens is a talented Montrealer who played basketball at Dawson College before going south to Eastern Arizona Junior College and to the NCAA’s Hofstra University where she graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Gittens spent five more years in the U.S. developing her coaching skills before taking over the Stingers’ program in 2015.
At Concordia she has been a force on the bench and was named the RSEQ conference Coach of Year in 2021-22. But she brings much more than tactics and skills training to the program. She is an exceptional leader who mentors people, builds them up and steps out in front of important issues.
Her résumé includes roles with the Black Female Coaches Mentorship Program, the U Sports Female Apprentice Coach Program, the Concordia University Anti-Racism Task Force, Red Rush Basketball, the Black Canadian Coaches Association, the Concordia University Black Caucus and she is the founder of the Black Canadian Basketball Women Coaches association.
CBC introduced the Black Changemakers celebration in 2021 to highlight and share stories of Black excellence. Find out more about the Quebecers who are giving back, inspiring others and helping shape the future HERE