NOTE: Banner images should be placed in this first content block and should be at least 720px wide.

Mark ForwardMark Forward - Head Coach

Mark Forward has been the head coach of the MSVU Women’s Basketball team since 2010.  Prior to coaching the women’s team Mark was the assistant coach of the Men’s Basketball team from 2001-2010 and 1993-1995, and the head coach of the Men’s Daltech Basketball team from 1995-2000. Mark is certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in both Learn to Train and Trained to Train and is currently Trained in the Train to Compete level. Mark has been recognized with several honors, including Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Coach of the Year in 1996, 2000, 2010, 2017 & 2018. As an assistant with the MSVU Men’s basketball program he was part of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) bronze medal team in 1993 and silver in 2010. As head coach of the Women’s program he has guided his teams to an ACAA gold in 2010, ACAA silver in 2011, 2013, 2017  & 2018, a CCAA silver medal in 2010 and a 4th place finish in 2018. As a player he played for MSVU from 1989-1992 and achieved 2 ACAA titles, earned a CCAA All Canadian and 3 ACAA All Star awards. Currently Mark resides in Bedford with his wife, Deanne MacLeod and 2 boys, Jack and Nathan.

Elaine Horne-Duarte Asst CoachElaine Horne-Duarte - Assistant Coach

Kenny Reardon Asst CoachKenny Reardon - Assistant Coach

A former top ranked tennis and basketball player, with over 40 years experience as a player, coach, administrator and volunteer, Kenny has a lot of offer the MSVU varsity program!  With a daughter playing on the Mystics varsity basketball team, a son assistant coaching the men's basketball team and his wife working for in the Mount's President's Office, the Reardon family is making a definite contribution to MSVU's athletic, academic and administrative programs!


Nyka Riego Asst Coach WebNyka Riego - Assistant Coach

Bryan Fader Dec 2013Bryan Fader - Athletic Mental Skills Trainer

Bryan Fader has been MSVU ‘s Athletic Mental Skills Director since 2010.  Working with university student athletes since 2006, Bryan has coached and trained over a thousand Athletes to various levels of regional and national success.  Focusing on “process through whole growth" athletes are given a broad range of mental skills/tools, such as mental toughness, imagery, self-relaxation, team mission, goal setting, identity driven play and a process driven approach. “The ability to lay a foundation of mental skills tools and then stay and witness the use of these tools is the greatest job in the world.  Bryan not only prepares student athlete’s for a championship but more importantly prepares them for life.