Steve is a high school science teacher with more than a decade of coaching experience at Bluevale Collegiate, including five years with the junior boys and six years with the senior boys.
Steve is NCCP Level 2 trained, holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and spent 10 years coaching boys rep baseball in Waterloo. He played varsity basketball in high school.
Craig Daniels – Assistant Coach
Craig is a career journalist and editor and in his first year as a basketball coach. Craig played varsity basketball at the high school and university levels and covered the Raptors and the NBA as a beat writer and columnist for the Toronto Sun newspaper. He has covered two Olympic Games, two Men’s World Basketball Championships and six NBA Finals. He was deputy sports editor at The Globe and Mail newspaper and currently works as Senior Journalist at Communitech in Kitchener.
Coach McKenzie is in her first year of coaching for the KWGBA Wildhawks. Renee is Vice President, Information Technology at OpenText, a local Waterloo company with a big success story. She has played the game for many years throughout public school and university, and played for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Games level. Her philosophy is simple – focus on mechanics, player development, teamwork and fun!
Coaching Staff : Alyssa Sinko – Head Coach, Gary Smith – Assistant Coach
Alyssa Sinko – Head Coach
Coach Alyssa has a passion for teaching important lessons that can translate on and off the court. She is focused on creating an upbeat atmosphere with constant communication. Being Wildhawks alumni (13 years as a player), having the honour to join the club again and be part of the TEAL MAGIC is a dream realized. She brings a fresh viewpoint of the game and with a handful of years coaching other Rep Clubs in Ontario, she has great enthusiasm to learn as much as possible every time she is on the court. Go Hawks!
Coaching Staff: Samantha Edwards – Head Coach, Joshua Edwards – Assistant Coach, John Malnerich – Head of Basketball Operations
Coach Edwards is looking for grade 9 and 10 girls that wish to play basketball at a high level and want to get better. This program will be playing a competitive schedule that will include exhibition games, tournaments, OBLX league play, as well as American competition. Practices will be a minimum of three days a week (Mon, Wed and Thurs nights) and additional game film analysis meetings may be scheduled. A mandatory team training camp weekend in November will also kick off the year. The season will run from Nov 19 – April 28.
Those team members interested in staying on after the season to train and attend one or two more AAU tournaments and/or a possible team camp at a NCAA school will be welcome to do so. We would like to do this, but things will this be based on interest and commitment level. This will be a separate program cost to the season
Coach Edwards wants to help develop players to be the best they can be and reach their maximum potential. Her goal is always to help players develop a sense of pride in how hard they work, how committed they are and what they can achieve when they believe in each other. Players that aspire to play at the next level will get the coaching they need and experience a team culture conducive to getting better.
Coach Johnston is entering his 4th season with the Wildhawks, after 3 years at KW Lightning. Jay brings more than 17 years of experience to KWGBA, including club, AAU, high school and university teams. Former guest coach and clinician for Ontario Basketball Elite Programs and still involved with COBA summer Basketball camps, Jay is a passionate coach who looks for development opportunities every time his teams step on the court.