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    January 1, 2018

    15U Male Assistant Coach - Daron Leonard

    As a player and coach, Daron is accustomed to winning championships at every level; attending A.B. Lucas HS in London, ON, he led the Vikings to City Championships, SWOSSA championships, and OFSAA provincials 3 straight years, with a top finish of 7th place in Ontario at the “AAAA” level. He subsequently trained at Laurinburg Prep (Laurinburg, NC), winning the unofficial national championship against Hargrave Military Academy (FL) at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

    In his collegiate career, Daron was known as a prolific scorer, competing at the highest level in the country and winning multiple national titles with the Carleton Ravens. Daron briefly played overseas (Italy & Switzerland), achieving the personal goal of playing professionally in quality leagues as a Canadian import.

    Upon returning to the game in his capacity as a coach, Daron specialized in player development and coordinated defense for the H.B. Beal Raiders (London, ON), a perennial contender at the AAAA Provincial level in Ontario. Working with renowned coaches Tony Marcotullio (Fanshawe College) and Angelo Provenzano (London Basketball Academy), the Raiders won the City Championship, SWOSSA qualifiers and ranked top 10 in the “AAAA” division in every year, with the highest ranking of #4 in the province behind Eastern Commerce (Toronto), Henry Carr (Toronto) and Milliken Mills (Markham) in 2009. During his time at Beal, Daron had the opportunity to be involved in the development of multiple future NCAA and CIS players.

    Upon arriving in in Winnipeg, MB, Daron again found a passion for the game in player development, this time working with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, and helping them to become the first Wesmen team in the CIS era to earn a playoff berth, as well as guiding several players to their own professional careers.

    Daron currently runs two programs in Winnipeg: Northstar Basketball, which includes both a preparatory program and basketball academy, and Triumph 204, which includes teams that compete locally in the fall and on the AAU circuit during the spring and summer.
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