Staff

Head Trainer/ Coach : Nate Randall


Playing experience-
   As a player Nate was selected for various regional teams. Nate was a phenomenal three-point shooter earning third place at the Gonzaga summer camp invitational. In addition to being selected for  the island all-star game in 2007, Nate played at Camosun College in Victoria B.C. where he played point guard for one year. Nate was also Selected to British Columbia’s Center for performance playing along side some of most elite basketball players in Western Canada, some that are currently playing professionally oversea’s today with two former (NBL) players and one former (NBA) player.

Coaching experience-
  Coach Nate is definitely among the 1% club in Grande Prairie  when it comes to coaching/training basketball players on a (international) scale.
All though the bench boss journey started in Canada assisting and soaking in knowledge from a three time National champion coach in Pat Lee from Abbotsford B.C.,  Coach Nate was offered a summer training position at Mt. Zion Academy in  Durham, (North Carolina).  That following fall coach went to Quincy, Massachusetts where he assisted a preseason for Division 3 level college in Eastern Nazarene.
*2009              Athletes in Action lead Director (Abbotsford)
                       Assistant coach W.J. Moat Jr boys (Abbotsford)
*2010              Assistant coach Mt Zion Christian Academy (North Carolina)
                          Trainer at Eastern Nazerene College (Massachusetts)
                          Trainer at allball academy (now playmakers academy) Vancouver
*2011/12         Assistant coach at Kwantlen University  (Vancouver)
*2012              Founder of Vancouver Prep basketball (Vancouver) 
*2012/13         Assistant coach Red Deer College (Red Deer) 
*2014              Coach at CYDC Academy (Calgary) 
*2015-17         Head coach Parkland High school Sr Boys (Victoria) 

*2018- current UNDERGROUND BASKETBALL ACADEMY (Grande Prairie)

NCCP Trained Level 1

GM & Scouting Certificate from SMWW

 

Experience is key in anything you do. As a coach, if you have not experienced elite athletes on and off the court, and I do mean off the court as well; You will eventually top out in your tactics, strategies and advice for the youth. Where does the athlete go to after their skill has surpassed your coaching level and qualifications? Basketball players are human beings first that just chose to play basketball. I truly believe this program is where a basketball player goes from naive amateur to (knowledge fed), mature  and disciplined skill set  player”. –
Nate Randall