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 7 years. Macy is a multi sport athlete who graduated from West Van Secondary School in June of 2020. In high school, 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 was also a long time member of BCO Volleyball on the North Shore. Macy has just finished her second year at UVIC where she is studying Social Sciences. Macy is a cheerful and enthusiastic coach and is loved by all WVBC campers.
Like her big sister Macy, Libby has been coaching at the WVBC for the past 7 years. Libby is finishing her Grade 12 year at West Vancouver Secondary. Libby is a leader on the court where she played the setter position on the Volleyball Team and the point guard position for the Basketball Team. Libby is a member of the BC U18 Provincial Volleyball Team and will be joining the TRU Wolfpack on a volleyball scholarship in the Fall of 2022. Libby’s sense of humour and strong work ethic make her an asset on the WVBC Coaching Staff.
Spencer has been coaching at the WVBC for the last 2 years. Spencer is now in Grade 12 and will be graduating from Windsor Secondary School in June of 2022. In addition to tearing it up on the basketball court for the Dukes Senior Boys this past year, Spencer also plays competitive rugby on his high school team. Spencer is an Assistant Coach for all camps this Spring at the WVBC. Spencer has strong leadership skills and a fantastic rapport with all WVBC campers.
Oliver has been coaching at the WVBC for the last 3 years. Oliver has just completed a stellar high school season as a Grade 12 leader on the West Van Highlanders basketball team. Additionally, Oliver has participated in the West Vancouver SD45 Premier Basketball Academy for the last 3 years, where he is a standout student. Oliver began his basketball development as a Grade 2 camper at the WVBC. Oliver is a kind and enthusiastic member of our coaching staff and we are thrilled to have him with us again this Spring.
Mateo has been coaching at the WVBC for the last 2 years. Mateo is in Grade 12 and will be graduating from Sentinel Secondary School in June of 2022. Mateo is a multi-sport athlete who excelled this past year on the Spartans basketball and soccer teams. Mateo is a member of the BC U18 Provincial Soccer Team and will be attending Queen’s University on a soccer scholarship in the fall of 2022. Mateo’s patience and kind demeanour make him a valuable member of the WVBC coaching staff.
Harris is finishing Grade 10 at West Van Secondary this Spring. Harris is a multi-sport athlete who has played on the WVSS Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and Football Teams this past year. Harris began coaching at the WVBC when he volunteered as a Grade 7 student 3 years ago. Harris has been in the WVS Premier Basketball Academy the past 3 years.Harris has a strong work ethic and is a true student of the game. He is a strong leader and a valuable member of the WVBC Coaching staff.
Coach Phi is finishing Grade 11 at WVSS this Spring. She had a stellar high school season this year as a member of the WVSS Sr. Girls Basketball Team. Phi helped lead the Highlanders to the North Shore Title in February and the school’s first berth into the Provincial Championships in 25 years. Phi’s sense of humour and positive attitude make her a valuable member of the WVBC Coaching Staff.
Like Harris, Eddie is finishing Grade 10 at West Van Secondary this Spring. Eddie was a valuable member of the Grade 10 Junior Boys Basketball Team at WVSS this year which finished 7th at Provincial Championships. Eddie’s enthusiasm and energy is infectious and he is a favourite amongst WVBC Campers.