Coaches

surinder

SURINDER GREWAL

DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER

“brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, hopes to impact the growing youth in a positive way”

Surinder is the co-founder of AthElite Basketball Academy. He played three years at the University of Calgary where he graduated with a Degree in Economics and a Diploma in Accounting in 2005. In the 2004-2005 Surinder finished the season 9th in the nation in scoring at 19.3 points per game while shooting over 50% percent from the field. He was awarded a Canada West 1st team all star and all Canadian nomination. In the 2003-2004 season Surinder played an integral part in the University of Calgary’s Canada West Title and CIS Nationals semifinal appearance.

In the 2002-2003 season he finished 1st in the nation in 3 point field goal percentage @55.1%. Surinder also played two years at Kwantlen Polytechnic University earning a BCCAA Provincial 1st Team All Star award in the 2001-2002 campaign. He finished 3rd in the province in scoring both seasons @ 20+ points per game and was Most Valuable Player for Kwantlen both years as well. Surinder brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table and he hopes to impact the growing youth in the lower mainland in a positive way whether it is through basketball or education.

Aman

AMAN HERAN

DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER

“has had tremendous success in his basketball career which he plans to pass on to the younger generation”

Aman Heran is the co-founder and one of the Head Coaches of AthElite Basketball Academy. Aman played 2 years at the University of Calgary where he was a co-captain and an integral part of the University of Calgary’s Canada West Title and CIS national semi-final appearance in 2003-2004 season. Aman also played 3 years of collegiate basketball in the United States. After graduating from North Delta Senior Secondary in 1997, he went on to play two years at De Anza College in San Jose, California. In his freshman season, Aman was named to the Second Team All Coast Conference, averaging 18.7 pts/game.

Aman then went on to play one season at Eastern Oregon University before moving back to Canada. Aman has played professionally in the ABA & IBL. Aman was born in India and moved to Canada when he was five years of age, he is recognized as one of the best players in BC and has had tremendous success in his basketball career which he plans to pass on to the younger generation. He brings a wealth of knowledge, leadership, and energy to the table and he hopes to impact the youth in the lower mainland as a mentor/coach whether it is through basketball or education.

Rob

ROB RAI

HEAD COACH-

“founder of the Newton Knights Recreation Program and volunteers to coach a number of local basketball teams in the community”

Rob has excelled in number of sports including rugby,football, and lacrosse throughout high school. In college, Rob continued with rugby and athletics until injuries forced him to take time off from competitive sports. Today, Rob competes in adventure races that combine a multiple of physical challenges designed to test human strength and endurance.Rob has cycled in 24 hour relays, pedaling his modified cross-country bike through Whistler Mountain during the day and into the night in the 24 Hours of Adrenaline Cycling Pro-Am at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain. He also completed the epic two day Sea to Summit Race that starts in Squamish and finishes in Whistler. The race entailed 160 kms of kayaking, cycling, running, and hiking testing the strength and conditioning of all the athletes.

Rob is also the founder of the Newton Knights Recreation Program and volunteers to coach a number of local basketball teams in the community. Rob has coached the North Ridge Stars for three years, the Tamanawis Wildcats for two years and the Surrey Regional team for two years as well. The 2006 Surrey Regional Team won the Provincial Jamboree while the 2007 Tamanawis Wildcats went an impressive 33-3 on the way to winning the Surrey City Championships.

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SARAH MCKAY

HEAD COACH FEMALE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

“her experience as a player and coach makes her one of Canada’s premier instructors for female development.”

Coach Sarah McKay is an elite Canadian basketball player and her career has taken her around the world where she has played basketball at the highest levels. From the time that she stood 6′ 2″ in her Grade Seven class (she is now 6′ 7″), Sarah has been head and shoulders above her peers and has been recognized as one of the best female players ever to come out of Canada; she was one of only 22 players in the country invited to participate at the Canada Basketball Developmental Mini-Camp in her final year of high school.

After a remarkable high school career at Stelly’s on Vancouver Island, Sarah went straight to Division One Indiana where she started as a freshman. Sarah is the tallest player in Indiana basketball history and her 55 blocks stands as a single-season Indiana freshman record. A complete player with an inside out game, Sarah lettered at Indiana four years in a row and was the media spokesperson for the Hoosiers off the court. During her time with Indiana, Sarah also represented the Canadian National team at the World University Games in Turkey.
Upon completing her degree at Indiana, Sarah continued to play professional basketball in Spain and in London while working as guest speaker for United Nations and NBA/WNBA Cares Program. During this time, Sarah was also a member of the Canadian National Team with 25 Caps to her credit and, as a dual citizen, was also invited to the Great Britain Olympic Basketball Team Training Camp. Sarah also coached during her playing career, working at Barking and Dagenham College in London as one of the heads of development.
After a ten year playing and coaching career abroad, Sarah has finally come home and is now the Head Coach of Female Development for the Athelite Basketball Academy. Sarah’s passion for the game and her experience as a player and coach makes her one of Canada’s premier instructors for female development.

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 BEN DOWELL

HEAD COACH/SHOOTING SPECIALIST

“His passion for the game and eye for detail has helped build better well-rounded basketball players in this province”

Bio coming soon

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AMAN VIRK

HEAD COACH ABBOTSFORD PROGRAMS

“He is committed to give back to the Abbotsford community not only as a school teacher but as a coach with the game that has given so much to him”

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