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    September 2, 2013

    2013-14 Center For Performance Coaches Announced

    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the coaching staffs for this year's Center For Performance Training Center (CP).  This year's version of the CP has two groups, one for male and one for female athletes born in the years 1999, 2000, and 2001.  Athletes selected the CP will train three times a week from September to December, twice on court and once at McDoles Gym (the official strength and speed supplier of Basketball Manitoba).  There will be special training sessions with guest coaches throughout the program. Try-outs begin September 8th at the University of Winnipeg.  See the earlier article on our webiste for more details. 
    15U CP GIRLS COACHING STAFF        15U CP BOYS COACHING STAFF 
    Herve Vincent - Head Coach                 Dan Becker - Head Coach
    Amy Ogidan - Assistant Coach              Jon Lundgren - Assistant Coach
    Stacy Hawash - Assistant Coach           Steve Tackie - Assistant Coach
    Sally Kaznica - Assistant Coach             Herve Vincent - Assistant Coach
                                                             Eric Sung - Apprentice Coach 
    15U GIRLS COACHING STAFF
    Herve Vincent - Head Coach
    Vincent was born and raised in France where his dedication to the game began in 1988 when he joined a basketball club. He has been involved in coaching since 1997 where he started as a volunteer and became a certified coach in 2005. He earned his degrees in sociology, education and sports training. He has coached and trained players at all levels, from youth to adult, at both the city and national level for 15 years. He has experience in promoting basketball via presentations in schools, community centers, university, tournaments and skill camps. From 2006 to 2009, Vincent worked as a technical supervisor for the youth basketball development program in the SPO Rouen professional club, where he developed and implemented specific youth skills programs.He also developed the grassroots program "school of basketball" multiplying the number of players by 3 in 3 years in the club. He was nominated head coach for the best grade 6-7 player's selection at the provincial level in 2008 and 2009.
    In 2009, Vincent moved to Canada to experience the sports culture in North America. He joined the Junior Bisons program and started his work with Basketball Manitoba's Center for Performance and Todd MacCulloch Hoop School programs. He also became assistant coach at Kelvin High school at the Junior varsity level in 2009 and with the varsity team in 2011. Vincent is currently an assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Bisons men's team and is still coaching for the Junior Bison club. He started his certification in Canada, and has traveled in 10 countries where he has played basketball in every visited city.
    Amy Ogidan - Assistant Coach
    Amy attended Oak Park High school from 2004-2007 earning back to back All-Manitoba team honors in 2006 and 2007. At 5’11”, Amy is a gifted athlete and versatile and talented player. Amy played 4 years for the Manitoba Provincial Team, including the Canada Games in 2005. She was selected in 2004 at the age of 14 to the invite only Nike Camp which hosted 50 of the top female basketball players from across Canada. She was one of the youngest players ever to be invited.
    In 2007 Amy started CIS play with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. In her rookie year she was selected to the CIS Rookie-All-Canadian Team. In her young career thus far she has been recognized as an Academic All-Canadian and player of the month and week several times. Ogidan also participated at the National team level in 2008. As a member of the student national team, she traveled to Beijing prior to the 2008 Olympics to play a series of exhibition games against the Chinese National Team.
    Aside from basketball Ogidan has displayed heavy coaching involvement in summer camps, boys and girls club teams, WMBA, club teams, skill development programs and support for provincial teams. Amy is the Head Coach of the varsity girls team at Maples Collegiate and going into her second year as a coach in the Center For Performance.
    Stacy Hawash - Assistant Coach
    Stacy began coaching basketball in 1996 at St. Mary’s Academy with Debbie May once she finished her playing career with the University of Manitoba. Since 1999, she has coached a variety of basketball teams at the school level including at Fort Richmond Collegiate, General Byng and currently at Vincent Massey Collegiate, where she is currently a full time teacher and the head Varsity Girls basketball coach.
    Stacy has also been involved in Manitoba Provincial Team Program, coaching Team Manitoba at the Midget Level (15U) for a number of summers. In recognition of her coaching achievements, she was named the 2009 MBCA AAAA Girls Coach of the Year. Stacy led the Vincent Massey Varsity girls program to a AAAA Provincial Championship in 2009 and has built the Trojans into a mainstay near the top of the rankings year after year.
    Stacy has served as the Head Coach of the 15U Center For Performance and most recently as the Head Coach of the 15U Girls Manitoba Provincial Team in 2013. Stacy is also an active MABO official (since 2000) and has worked games at all levels including the CIS and at the 15U & 17U National Championships.
    Sally Kaznica - Assistant Coach
    Sally enters her first year as a CP coach bringing with her an impressive resume as a professional, international, and university player. After a strong early start to basketball, playing for England internationally from the age of 14, Sally found her way to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen where she continued her outstanding play earning national honors on the CIS All Canadian Team 1999-2001. Sally helped lead the Wesmen to a CIS Silver Medal in 2003 and a CIS Bronze Medal in 2004.
    After university, Sally went on to a 5 year professional career with winning performances at every stop capturing the National Cup in the Netherlands, playing in the FIBA Euro Cup for Rhonda Rebels in Wales while leading them to 3 National Cups and two league titles before wrapping up her professional career in Spain as a Regional Cup Champion for Alvargomez Basketball Club. Sally also competed internationally for England and Great Britain's Senior National Teams from 2004-2009, earning a Bronze Medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
    Sally has her Level 2 Coaching Certification and has been coaching youth club basketball in Europe for 11 years before settling in Winnipeg and serving as an assistant coach for the University of Winnipeg College during the 2011-2012 season.

    15U BOYS COACHING STAFF
    Dan Becker - Head Coach
    Dan has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the game. His playing history began as a standout player at Fort Richmond Collegiate which took him on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. His 12 year professional career took him all over the world playing in Portugal, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Spain, Finland, Mexico and Australia. Dan also suited up for North American leagues with the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in Omaha, the Global Basketball Association (GBA) in Greensborough, N.C., the USBL (Long Island), played in the L.A. Summer Pro League and attended Training Camp with the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the 1989 World Student Games, two Jones Cups (’84 and ’94), and various national training teams.
    After his playing career Dan served as an assistant at the C.I.S. men's level from 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program. Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the Midget (15U) and Juvenile (17U) levels. In 2004 Dan led the Men’s Juvenile team to a bronze medal finish at the National Championships. In 2005 Dan joined Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program, coaching in 5 consecutive Final Fours and winning 2 Provincial Championships.
    Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg and is currently the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba serving as the Head Coach of the boys Center For Performance Program. Dan is also a learning facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.
    Jon Lundgren - Assistant Coach
    Jon was the head coach of the 15U Manitoba Provincial Team Program over the last 4 summers and led them to a fourth place finish at the 2010 National Championships in Winnipeg and a Bronze Medal at the 2011 National Championships in Toronto, a fourth place in Sherbrooke at the 2012 National Championships, and a Bronze Medal finish this summer in Newfoundland at the 2013 National Championships.
    Jon currently coaches the Oak Park Raiders and was named the MBCA AAAA Male coach of the year in 2011 after leading his team to the AAAA Provincial Championship. He also has coached the Magnus Eliason Club Team since 2008 and continues in that role today. Jon's coaching experience also includes stops as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba from 2006-2008, Head coach at Fort Richmond Collegiate in 2006-2007 where he won a Provincial Championship with the Junior Varsity Boys Program and then went on to coach the varsity boys in 2007-2008 before moving on to head coach the Gordon Bell High School Varsity Boys team from 2008-2010 while serving as an assistant at the Canadian Mennonite University Men's Program in 2009-2010.
    Jon has served as a Regional Training Center and Center For Performance coach for the last 6 years, working to develop some of the province's best young talent and is a NCCP Level 3 and Introduction to Competition Advanced certified coach. Jon Lundgren graduated from John Taylor Collegiate and went on to play basketball at the University of Manitoba before transferring to Trinity Western University where he would become one of the leading scorers in the Canada West Conference.
    Stephen Tackie - Assistant Coach
    Stephen Tackie has been involved with the Manitoba Provincial Team program both as a head and an assistant coach at a variety of levels since 1998. In 2005, he began working as an assistant with the Wesmen Men's basketball program and has been ever since. He has coached in Manitoba's male Center for Performance Program for 4 years and recently become an Instructor for Canada basketball's Intro to Competition Advanced coaches certification course.
    Steve served as the Head Coach for Manitoba's 17U Boy's team leading them to unprecedented back to back Silver Medals at the 2012 National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec and the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 2008 and 2009 Tackie was voted back to back Junior Varsity boy's coach of the year, and in 2010 was a finalist for the Sports Manitoba Coach of the year award. Currently he is the head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, where he also has been a teacher since 2002. Tackie has lead Sturgeon Heights to the AAAA Final Four Provincial Championship 5 out of the last 6 years (JV and Varsity) including a Junior Varsity boy's provincial Championship in 2009.
    Steve is very active in the summer basketball camp circuit with involvement with the Wesmen Camps, Peace Gardens, Athletes in Action, Rocky Mountain in Alberta and the Boston Celtics summer camp in Boston, Mass. Most recently Coach Tackie has been part of the Point Guard College (PGC) organization, instructing at camps in Atlanta, Texas (2008) and UCLA (2009).
    Herve Vincent - Assistant Coach
    Vincent was born and raised in France where his dedication to the game began in 1988 when he joined a basketball club. He has been involved in coaching since 1997 where he started as a volunteer and became a certified coach in 2005. He earned his degrees in sociology, education and sports training. He has coached and trained players at all levels, from youth to adult, at both the city and national level for 15 years. He has experience in promoting basketball via presentations in schools, community centers, university, tournaments and skill camps. From 2006 to 2009, Vincent worked as a technical supervisor for the youth basketball development program in the SPO Rouen professional club, where he developed and implemented specific youth skills programs.He also developed the grassroots program "school of basketball" multiplying the number of players by 3 in 3 years in the club. He was nominated head coach for the best grade 6-7 player's selection at the provincial level in 2008 and 2009.
    In 2009, Vincent moved to Canada to experience the sports culture in North America. He joined the Junior Bisons program and started his work with Basketball Manitoba's Center for Performance and Todd MacCulloch Hoop School programs. He also became assistant coach at Kelvin High school at the Junior varsity level in 2009 and with the varsity team in 2011. Vincent is currently assistant coach with the University of Manitoba Bisons men's team and is still coaching for the Junior Bison club. He started his certification in Canada, and has traveled in 10 countries where he has played basketball in every visited city.
    Eric Sung - Apprentice Coach
    Eric Sung, has been highly involved in basketball development in Manitoba for the past 8 years. Most recently he helped assistant coach the 15U boys provincial team to a national bronze medal this past summer. He was also the head coach of the Junior Varsity Boys at Maples Collegiate and the 18U Chinese Universal Storm, which competed at the NACBAIT championships. He initial gained head coaching experience with the girls Junior Bison program.

    Eric graduated from Steinbach Regional Secondary School and played two years of collegiate basketball at Providence. He currently works as a physical education teacher at Archwood School in the Louis Riel School Division and is going into his four year as an assistant coach with University of Manitoba Women’s Basketball Program. 

    He is extremely excited to be working with the province's best young basketball players and helping with the center of performance program this year.
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