I have been involved with the sport of basketball for over 40 years as a player, coach, referee and administrator, but my primary focus since 1994 has been the development of student-athletes involved with the Kennebecasis Valley Basketball Association (KVBA), Kennebecasis Valley High School (KVHS) and Basketball New Brunswick.
- KVHS Varsity boys head coach (2012-present)
- Saint John Riptide (Mill Rats) Assistant Coach (2010-2017)
- Canada Basketball Centre for/de Performance Coach (2005-2008 & 2009-2011)
- Basketball New Brunswick U15 HC (2010 & 2011), U17/Canada Games AC (2012-2014)
- KVHS Jr. Varsity Boys Head Coach (2003-2012)
- KVBA rep team coach (1999-2007, 2015)
- NBIAA Final 12 Committee (2010-present)
- Basketball New Brunswick Board of Directors (2005-2009)
- KVBA President (2000-2005) & Board Member (1994-2012)
- Armand Drummond Memorial Tournament Committee (2000-2011)
From when I first started playing basketball back in the 8th grade, I wanted to be a Crusader. In the beginning, it was a simple goal of being good enough to make the team. Looking back it seems silly that a kid of my size would worry about making the team but in my eyes, I couldn’t possibly see myself playing on a team loaded with so many talented players. As luck would have it, I did make the team in grade 11 and ended up having a great high school experience playing varsity basketball for Ted Corby (1979-80) and Peter Corby (1980-81).
My high school games and the practices are now a blur, but the times spent hanging out with teammates on the bus trips, in the lockers rooms or during the evenings and weekends are some of best memories I have of playing basketball over the years.
Like most graduates, I slowly lost touch with the high school basketball scene as I went on to college then started to raise a family of my own. The one constant, however, was the annual Alumni game held each December 26th. The game gave us an opportunity to catch up with former teammates and to talk to “coach” about the new crop of players coming up. Things have now come full circle as two of my children played basketball at KVHS and I’m now the coach that my former players are asking “How’s the team looking this year?”.
And Yes…I do bleed blue & white. Go, Crusaders!