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.
Amir has been coaching at the WVBC for 2 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 fantastic working with children of all ages and he looks forward to attending the University of Victoria in the Fall of 2018.
Josh has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 2 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. This Fall, Josh is attending the University of Calgary.
Robert has been coaching at the WVBC for 1 year. Like Coaches Josh and Amir, Robert has been a member of the Premier Basketball Academy for the past 3 years. This Spring, Robert completed his final year of high school, where he was named Class Valedictorian of Handsworth’s Graduating Class of 2018. Throughout his high school career, Robert excelled as a member of the provincially ranked Handsworth Royals. Robert truly is a student of the game of basketball and he enjoys imparting his knowledge with young players in our community.
David has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 3 years. During 2017-2018, as a Grade 11 Student-Athlete, David was a standout member of the Argyle Pipers Senior Boys Team. With his strong all around play, David led the Pipers to a North Shore AAA Championship where he was named a North Shore All Star. Additionally, David has also represented BC having been a member of the U17 Boys Provincial Team. David is a fantastic role model and mentor to young up and coming players and is a valuable member of the WVBC Coaching Staff.
Macy has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 4 years. Macy is a multi sport athlete who is entering Grade 11 at West Van Secondary. As a Grade 10 student athlete, Macy was named a North Shore All Star for her strong play on the Senior Girls Volleyball Team. She was also a member of the Vancouver and District Championship winning Junior Girls Basketball Team. 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 4 years. Libby has just completed her first year of high school as a member of the West Van Highlanders. 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 an asset on the WVBC Coaching Staff.