In recognition of the impact Coach has had, not only in Basketball, but all sports in Taranaki,
Rachel and Naomi McKean partnered with the Taranaki Foundation in 2021 to establish the Coach McKean Fund, with the aim of creating a lasting legacy for young athletes across the region.
The fund purpose is to benefit:
Any individual or organisation may contribute to the Coach McKean Fund, as it is a Community Fund. We encourage anyone that was influenced and helped by Coach to consider running their own fundraising event to help Coaches legacy live on.
Local quotes and comments:
“Our larger-than-life husband and father, Steve “Coach” McKean was an instrumental and avid
supporter of budding Taranaki sportspeople. In his memory we encourage those who are able
to donate to The “Coach” McKean Fund which will support promising young athletes.” Rachel and Naomi McKean.
“Coach loved basketball and he loved opening doors for our youth to be involved in sport. I
can’t think of a more wonderful tribute to ensure his legacy lives on for generations to come”. Kevin Fenwick, Basketball Taranaki General Manager
” ‘Coach’ was at the heart of Taranaki sport for decades, encouraging and inspiring young people across the region as a mentor, secondary school sports co-ordinator and regional sports director, as well as a high-profile basketball coach.” Michael Carr, Sport Taranaki CEO