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Tacoma Titans Wheelchair Basketball

Community members, veterans, and wounded warriors comprise the local wheelchair basketball club known as the Tacoma Titans.

With both competitive and developmental teams an athlete can find great success in this popular team sport.

Athletes will learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication among many other life skills.

The Tacoma Titans practice and play year round. During the season teams travel locally participating in games and tournaments within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League. Then during the off season players have the opportunity to cross train and participate in outdoor 3 on 3 style tournaments like Hoopfest in Spokane.

The program is also a Paralympic Sport Club and offers unique competitive and recreational opportunities.

Contact us to get involved!
(253) 404-3955
adaptive@tacomaparks.com

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Meet the Coaches

Charlie Katica

Charlie Katica

Charlie has been involved with Adaptive Athletics since 2010. He first started working with wheelchair basketball when finishing school at The University of Alabama, where he was an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team from 2010 to 2012. He received the Head Coaching job from 2012-2014.

He moved to back to the Northwest in 2014 when he becaome an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to wheelchair basketball, Charlie assists with the Metro Parks Adaptive Cycling program. Charlie is excited to be a part of the Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation team and looks forward to continuing his work with Adaptive Athletics.

Noah Seidel

Noah Seidel

Noah lives in Lacey, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington. He has been playing sports his entire life and enthusiastically supports our Washington teams. He works in Olympia advocating for policies that help people with disabilities.

Beth Murphy

Beth Murphy

Beth has been involved in wheelchair basketball and other adaptive sports since 2013. She has been a lover of all types of sports her whole life, never having tried a sport that she didn’t like, and when she experienced wheelchair basketball for the first time at the annual Nets for Vets event, it was no different.

Beth graduated from physical therapy school and looks forward to continuing to be involved with the Tacoma Titans with playing, coaching and hopefully becoming a classifier for the team. Beth’s goals include: eventually being able to play in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association as an able-bodied player, but until the rules change, she will continue to represent the Titans in the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League; and trying as many adaptive sports as she can with having checked seated volleyball, goalball, wheelchair basketball, and beep baseball off of her list.

Parker Ayers

Parker Ayers

Parker has been with the Park District for 12 years and has been working with people with physical disabilities for over 10 years. He has been with the team the entire time and loves to get new athletes involved in the sport. Having grown up playing the able bodied game he is well versed in the sport and has adapted his experience to the wheelchair game. He’ll be the loud one on the sidelines!