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Two new sports teams are coming to Okanagan College. 

A partnership between Okanagan College and the Kelowna College Basketball Society will see the creation of men's and women's collegiate teams in 2017. 

The two new teams will compete under the Okanagan College Coyotes athletic brand. The teams will be working toward inclusion in the PACWEST league. 

Dino Gini will be the head coach of the men's team and will also assist the women's team until the announcement of its own coach. 

The Coyotes will join OC's baseball team, which is in its ninth season and is run under similar partnership between the college and Kelowna College Baseball Society.

“We are looking forward to working with the society to provide a great athletic opportunity for our students,” college president Jim Hamilton said Tuesday.

“We don’t have the kind of athletic team model that allows us to fund intercollegiate sports, but through our experience with the baseball team, we have found a way to support the team and provide opportunities for students who have aspirations to be collegiate-level athletes. It’s a great example of working with our community to offer an expanded student experience.”

Exhibition play is expected to tip off during the start of the new season in 2017. 

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