Coaching


PACE is thrilled to welcome back all of our high trained, skilled, and experienced coaches for all of our sessions, most of which are PA Staff, Teachers, or Alumni!

PACE Director Ms. Tolu Ojo

Ms. Tolu Ojo has been playing a wide variety of sports since she was 10 years old and thoroughly has a passion for sport and helping kids increase their skill level and love for the game. She is a graduate of Columbia Bible College, where she played 5 years of collegiate basketball.

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All of our coaches for PACE are highly qualified coaches who have both played and coached the game for years!

Mrs. Jody Wandzura

Mrs. Jody Wandzura has been teaching at PA since 2003, absolutely loves children, and has been involved with basketball for over 25 years. She was a starting point guard for the University of Calgary Dinos, Top 3-pt Shooter in Canada, MVP of BC AAA All-stars, Basketball BC Regional Coach, PA Sr. Girls Head Coach, AIA coach, Director of Big Ten Basketball Camps, Director of PACE and currently the Athletic Director of the PA Middle School. Being in the gym is her favourite place!

Joel Crawford

Joel Crawford is a recent graduate of Pacific Academy. He has played volleyball for 10 years, including playing for Pacific Academy throughout High School. As well as this, Joel played with Force volleyball where he was a three time Surrey Champion, one time Christian School Champion, and two time Fraser Valley Champion. Additionally, Joel has been a two time Provincial medalist, and a one time National medalist. He has also been an assistant coach for the past 5 years.

Ms. Rachel Poon

Ms Rachel Poon has been playing basketball for over 15 years. She is currently a Grade 3 teacher in the Intermediate School, but loves working with and coaching all ages from K-Gr. 12. Although she has only been teaching at Pacific Academy since 2016, she is a familiar face around PA and use to spend many hours in our own Pacific Academy gyms when she played on the Jr and Sr. Girls teams. After High School she went on to play for Quest University and Ambrose University. She has coached many teams at PA and loves the opportunity to get to know students through athletics.

Jordan Mayer

Mr. Jordan Mayer has been coaching and playing several sports over the last 20 years.  As a teacher in the Middle School, he enjoys coaching Ultimate Frisbee and Floor Hockey.  He has also played two years of collegiate basketball with Briercrest Bible College.  During his summers at Briercrest, he often coached Clipper Camps and enjoyed helping kids improve their skill and work together as a team.

Mikael Mainella

Mikael Mainella has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He is currently attending the University of Fraser Valley and playing on the varsity soccer team.During his playing career, he has been to the Provincial Cup three times receiving two silvers and a bronze, and he was awarded MVP of his U18 Metro Select Soccer Team. As a youth soccer coach, Mikael has coached at 2in1Soccer for over a year; he has been a great leader, an inspiration and friend to all the children. Mikael was promoted from assistant coach to head coach due to his leadership qualities, passion for the game, and great desire to inspire children. Mikael enjoys helping others who are new to the sport and make it a fun environment because to Mikael, “soccer is not just a sport; it’s a lifestyle”.