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

Adam 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 25 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 and a variety of school and club basketball teams over the years.  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 (Canada Games in 1997 and 2017, Pan Am Games in 1999, Western Canada Summer Games in 1990).

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


Dan Becker, High-Performance Coach / Technical Director

Dan Becker 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 led him to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a Bachelor 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 try out for the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers of the NBA.  Dan's playing career also saw him represent Team Canada in the late 80s and early 90s 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 assisted at the CIS 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. 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 17U. In 2014, Dan led the Manitoba 17U Male Provincial team to their first-ever Gold Medal at the  National Championship. 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 three feature films; ESPN's 'A Season on the Brink' in 2001, 'Full of It' in 2005, and “Champions” in 2023.

From 2005 to 2010, Dan worked with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity male' Program, winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances. Dan coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity male team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, WMBA, and Peg City leagues.

Dan is the Head Coach for many of the Basketball Manitoba High-Performance programs and is also a Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator in the new NCCP coaching education program.

In 2013, Dan was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in the Player category in recognition of his tremendous playing career.   Dan currently resides in Winnipeg, is married and has 3 children.


Tiara Licsi, Program Coordinator

Tiara is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Recreation Management (Honours and Academic All-Canadian) and has been working in the sport administration field since 2019.  

Many in the basketball community will know of Tiara as a 5-year college/university basketball player both with Canadian Mennonite University and the University of Manitoba Bisons.  She was also a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team program for 3 years (2011-2013) and was named to the 2013 All-Manitoba Team in her grade 12 year at Sisler High School.  She has coached at the club basketball level, most recently with the Junior Bison girls program.  

Tiara commented, "“Having played basketball since I was a little kid, I am so excited to be a part of Basketball Manitoba. With my experience as a player, coach and program coordinator, I think this opportunity will be a great fit! I look forward to working with the organization and everyone within the basketball community."

In this position, she will assist in the planning, developing and managing all aspects of the coach and referee certification & education programs, elite programming, provincial championships, special events, youth programming, financial management and office management.


Randy Kusano, High-Performance Coach

Randy Kusano was the winningest coach in the history of high school basketball in Manitoba. His high school teams won three MHSAA (Manitoba High School Athletic Association) AAAA Provincial Championships provincial titles and 11 conference titles, and he coached in 15 AAAA Final Fours in his 34 years coaching with the Oak Park Raiders in Winnipeg before retiring from teaching in 2010. A University of Manitoba graduate, Kusano is a current fully certified NCCP Level 3 coach with nearly 25 years of CIS coaching experience as an assistant with the Bison men’s and women's basketball program.

Randy has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for over forty years. He developed his love for basketball at Norberry Junior High in St. Vital, playing for Hall of Famer Dennis Alvestad. He moved on to Glenlawn Collegiate and finally to the University of Manitoba.  Randy was a member of three consecutive Canadian Junior Men’s championship teams from 1971-1973. In 1976 he was a member of the first Manitoba team to win a National University championship in basketball, the University of Manitoba Bisons.

After his university years were done, he continued playing with the Nicolett Inn Senior men’s team that captured their first National Senior Men’s Championship in 1979. The University of Manitoba Junior Men and Nicolett Inn Senior men’s teams were later inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.

Randy’s coaching career began with the University of Manitoba Junior Bisons in 1974 and continued there until 1976. He has coached high school basketball for the past thirty-four years, thirty-two as head coach of the Varsity Boys program at Oak Park High School.

Over his 34 years at Oak Park, Randy developed the dominant high school program of its era, going to 15 Final Fours and winning 3 AAAA Provincial Championships. During this time, he has helped to develop more than twenty-five players who have gone on to play at the Canadian College or CIS level. Randy has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba for fifteen years.

Randy has also coached numerous Manitoba Provincial teams as head coach and as an assistant coach at the Canada Games, Western Canada Games, and National Championships.

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