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    January 1, 2018

    15U Male Head Coach - Dan Becker

    Dan Becker is no stranger to the Manitoba basketball scene. He 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. 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 Midget (15U) and Juvenile (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 coached the University of Winnipeg Collegiate Varsity Boys team during the 2010-11 season.  Dan has also coached grassroots programs in the school system, RSL, and WMBA capturing 2 provincial titles, a RSL title and three WBMA championships.

    Currently, Dan is the head coach of the 17U Boys provincial team.  In 2014, Dan lead the 17U Male Provincial Team to their first ever National Championship and the Gold Medal.  Dan is the Head Coach of the Basketball Canada Centre for Performance Boy's Program for the Manitoba region. Dan is also a Learning Facilitator 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.


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