About Me

I’m a former IT professional that has been involved with the sport of basketball for nearly 50 years. I caught the coaching bug in 1994 when my children started playing the game. Since then I’ve had the great fortune to be part of some amazing teams and incredible organizations that supported my growth as a coach.

Coaching Career:
  • UNBSJ Men’s Head Coach (2023-present)
  • UNBSJ Men’s Assistant Coach (2021-2023)
  • KVHS Varsity boys head coach (2012-2023)
  • Saint John Riptide/Mill Rats of NBL Canada 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, 2019)
  • KVHS Jr. Varsity Boys Head Coach (2003-2012)
  • KVBA rep team coach (1999-2007, 2015)
Saint John Mills Rats game at Harbour Station, Saint John, NB
L-R: Jim Palmer, Randy Loatman, me, David Cooper, and Jaren Jackson (HC)
Community Involvement:
  • 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)
Kennebecasis Valley High School:

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 for 20 seasons I was the coach that my former players were asking “How’s the team looking this year?”.

And Yes…I do bleed blue & white.

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