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Susi Johanson

Temiskaming Thunder U19 Boys Assistant Coach

‭+1 (705) 961-3143‬

Meet Susi Johanson, a devoted coach, educator, and driving force behind the success of young athletes in the local basketball scene for over 30 years.

Susi Johanson

For over three decades, Susi Johanson has been an integral part of the local basketball scene, leaving a lasting impact as both a devoted coach and educator. Born and raised in New Liskeard, Susi Johanson moved back North after completing her bachelor of History from Western University and Teachers College from McGill in Montreal.

Throughout her teaching career, she passionately coached both girls and boys basketball teams, channeling her dedication to nurturing young talents. As one of the founding members of the youth league basketball in Englehart, Susi played a vital role in providing countless youngsters with their first taste of the sport, creating opportunities for them to embrace basketball at an early age. Her teams consistently excelled in league and tournament play, often achieving remarkable success against larger schools.
Even as she assumed leadership roles as a vice-principal and later as a principal at TDSS and EHS, Susi's passion for coaching remained unwavering. Guiding her teams to OFSAA qualifications and assisting players in advancing to varsity-level basketball, she became a beacon of support and mentorship. Susi was also the recipient of the OFSSA Leadership award for her dedication and commitment as a basketball coach. Beyond wins and losses, Susi's genuine concern for her athletes' overall development shone through, fostering their growth both on and off the court.

Dreaming of establishing a rep team in the area, she envisions providing opportunities for athletes to continue honing their skills during the off-season. With boundless enthusiasm,

Susi eagerly looks forward to sharing her love for the sport and inspiring the youth in the local community.

Our Coaching Team.

The Temiskaming Thunder Coaches is comprised of former varsity athletes, local coaches, active Northern Ontario community members, parents, friends and professionals. All of whom demonstrate a strong commitment in developing a program that provides accessibility to the sport of basketball to Northern Ontario youth.

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