Basketball Manitoba is currently staffed by three employees who manage the day to day activities of the Association.

Adam WedlakeAdam Wedlake, Executive Director

Adam was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has been involved with sport administration at the grass-roots, provincial and national levels for over 15 years.  Adam began with Basketball Manitoba in 1992 as a summer student for 3 years and then as its Program Coordinator and Technical Director from 1995 to 1998.   In 1997 he co-founded the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association and became its Executive Director in 1998 until May 2006.  In June 2006, he returned to Basketball Manitoba as its Executive Director. 

He is a certified NCCP Level 2 coach and has coached with his father Bill at the University of Winnipeg’s Men’s Basketball program.  Adam was also a contributor to Canada Basketball’s ‘20/20 Vision for the Future’, a national plan for where the game of basketball should be moving towards in the next 20 years.  

He has been very involved with basketball as a player and coach and was involved with a number of Games (Pan Am Games in 1999, Western Canada Summer Games in 1990) and is the co-author of Take Charge and Win Using Your Essential Skills (2005).  Adam also currently coaches in the WMBA.

He currently resides in Winnipeg, is married and has two children.


Jillian Kehler - Program Coordinator 



Dan BeckerDan Becker, High Performance Coach / Technical Director

Dan Becker is no stranger to the Manitoba basketball scene.  He has been an active player and coach for over 25 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.  After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Degree, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the  globe, including stints with the Winnipeg Thunder and the Winnipeg Cyclone.  In the summer of 1991, Dan was invited to tryout for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80's early 90's on various Student and Training National Teams including the World Universiade Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan. 

As a coach, Dan has worked with players at many different levels.  Dan completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.  He has assisted at the CIS men's level in 2000 to 2004 and took the interim head coaching duties in 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program.  Over this same time period, Dan coached a number of Basketball Manitoba's Provincial Teams at the (15U) and (17U) levels, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Juvenile Championships, and culminating with the Canada Games team in 2005.  In 2004, Dan was an active coach in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program and an instructor at the Nike All-Canada Camp. Dan has also served as the Basketball Technical Advisor for two feature films; ESPN's 'A Season on the Brink' in 2001 and 'Full of It' in 2005. 

From 2005 to 2010 Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances.  Dan also coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys team during the 2010-11 season.

Currently, Dan is the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Boy's Program for the Manitoba region and continues to coach his daughter's basketball team in the WMBA.  Dan is also a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.

Dan currently resides in Winnipeg, is married and has 3 children.


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