Dan Becker has been an active player and coach for over 30 years at all levels of the basketball.  As a coach, Dan has worked with players from grassroots community club teams to the CIS.  In 2014, he led 17U Team Manitoba to its first ever Gold Medal in the male division at the Canadian National Championships. 10 Years earlier he also led the 17U men to Bronze Medal at the 2004 National Championships.  Dan has also coached in the Canada Games and the Western Canada Games, bringing home a Silver Medal at the 15U age division in 2003 of the WCG.  From 2005 to 2010 Dan coached with Randy Kusano and the Oak Park Raiders Varsity Boy's Program winning two Provincial Championships and making five consecutive Final Four appearances.  Dan assisted at the CIS men's level from 2000 to 2004 and then assumed the interim head coaching duties during the 2004-05 with the University of Manitoba Men's Program.  In 2004, Dan started coaching in the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program, a program he now leads as its head coach.

 Dan has also coached the Linden Meadows Grade 8 girls, Manitoba Magic, and various WMBA teams, capturing the JHIT, RSL, and 3 age group WMBA Championships.

As a player, Dan played his high school basketball at Fort Richmond Collegiate and then went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduation, Dan continued his basketball career playing 12 years for a variety of teams and leagues all over the globe playing in Spain, Israel, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Finland, and Luxembourg.  Dan also played in the USLB, CBA, GBL, WBL, NBL, and the IBL...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 80's early 90's on various Student and Training National Teams including the 1989 World University Games in Germany and 2 Jones Cups in Taipei, Taiwan (1984 and 1994).

Currently, Dan is the 17U male Provincial Team head coach and the head coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Male Program for the Manitoba region.   Dan is the High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba and a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.   He completed his NCCP Level 4 education at the National Coaching Institute in Winnipeg.  Dan is also trained in the new NCCP coursework at the Train To Compete, Train To Train, Learn To Train stages.

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