WVBC Director and Head Coach
Raised in West Vancouver, Greg began his basketball career as a “Highlander” at WVSS. In 1991, he was recruited by the University of Victoria where he played five years with the “Vikes.” After graduating with a Kinesiology Degree and finishing as UVIC’s 3rd all-time leading scorer, Greg embarked on a professional career which spanned for 10 years playing for teams in New Zealand, France, England, and Spain. Greg was also a member of the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team and competed for his country in the 2002 World Championships in Indianapolis. When Greg hung up his basketball shoes in 2005, he attended UBC and earned his Bachelor of Education Degree and began his teaching career. In 2009, Greg was able to combine his love of basketball and passion for teaching when he founded the West Vancouver Basketball Club (WVBC). The club has grown steadily and Greg now provides coaching to over 800 local children each year. Greg has coached at West Van Secondary School for the past 10 years, highlighted by leading the 2014 WVSS Junior Boys Team to a Provincial title, the first in the school’s history. Greg currently teaches at Ridgeview Elementary School and is the Head Coach for the SD45 Basketball Academy.
Macy has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 6 years. Macy is a multi sport athlete who has just graduated from West Van Secondary School in June of 2020. This past year, Macy was the recipient of the school’s’ prestigious Beddow Award, which is given to the West Van Secondary’s top all-round athlete. Macy is also a long time member of BCO Volleyball on the North Shore. Macy is a cheerful and enthusiastic coach and is loved by the players that she coaches.
Like her big sister Macy, Libby has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 6 years. Libby has just finished Grade 10 at West Vancouver Secondary. Libby is a leader on the court where she plays the setter position on the Volleyball Team and the point guard position for the Basketball Team. Libby’s sense of humour and strong work ethic make her an asset on the WVBC Coaching Staff.
Ethan has been coaching at the WVBC for the last 3 years. In addition to tearing it up on the basketball court for the Sentinel Senior Boys, Ethan also plays competitive hockey on the North Shore. For the past 3 years in school, Ethan has participated in the West Vancouver SD45 Premier Basketball Academy. Ethan is a high flyer and he enjoys showcasing his hops and wowing the WVBC campers with his dunking prowess during break times.
Like Ethan, James was a member of the Sentinel Spartans Senior Basketball team this past year. James is known for his tenacious defense and his relentless hard work on the court. James is also competes in multiple sports and he is one of BC’s best track and field athletes for his age. James is very kind and caring coach and he is passionate about giving back to the sport that he loves so much.
Amir has been coaching at the WVBC for 3 years. An avid Golden State Warriors fan, Amir graduated from Sentinel in June of 2018. Amir enjoyed a successful high school career playing for the Spartans and is now keen to give back to the next wave of players on the North Shore. Additionally during high school, Amir developed his skills and knowledge of the game in the Premier Basketball Academy, a course offered through the West Van School District. Amir is currently the Head Coach of the Rockridge Ravens Sr Boys Basketball Team. Amir is incredibly passionate about hoops and he is fantastic working with children of all ages.
Josh has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 3 years. As a graduate of Handsworth, Josh helped the Royals become one of the best teams in BC this year and he led his team to the AAAA North Shore Championship. During the season, Josh earned many individual awards for his standout play. Additionally, Josh excelled as a student for the past 3 years in the Premier Basketball Academy, a course offered through the West Van School District. Josh’s passion for the game is contagious and he is revered by all campers that he coaches. Josh is currently in his 2nd year studying at the University of Calgary.