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THE ACADEMY AT A GLANCE

Get To Know The Hardworking People Here At Lights Out Basketball Academy!

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OUR MISSION
We strive to provide a fun and educational service which not only teaches the tenets and skills used in basketball, but also teaches valuable life skills and new philosophies. Our coaches, managers and administrative staff work hard to bring a positive difference into the lives of every LOBA athlete.

Owner, Head Coach

Ken Wade

As Owner and Head Coach, Coach Ken has over 30 years of coaching over a diverse range of ages. He has successfully coached many upper level teams to championship stages, including the Centennial College Junior Varsity Men's Basketball Team and the TTC All-Star (local 113) team. With an intense passion for the game and an unwavering commitment to his players, Coach Ken strives for excellence in every endeavor, and works to instill the same passion in his teams.

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LOBA STAFF

Coach

Rogel

With several years of experience both playing and coaching the game, and armed with a psychology degree from York University, Coach Rogel is ready to help his players develop on both a physical and psychological level to gain an edge over any prospective competition. Playing competitively since the age of 12, Coach Rogel's always held a deep conviction for personal growth and skill development, eventually meeting with Coach Ken in 2006 and working with him to pass basketball knowledge and knowhow onto the next generation.

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Coach

Jerron

If there was ever a proper meaning for the term "student-athlete", then Coach Jerron surely provides an accurate definition. Highly praised as a 3-time U Sports Academic All-Canadian for his success in both the academia as well as on the court, Coach Jerron specializes in court development and interfacing with the younger generations to pass on his special message: Passion for the game and passion for academics go hand in hand, and success in one can lead to success - inevitably - in the other, if conducted properly.

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Coach

Christian

A lifetime basketball lover, Coach Christian is skilled as using his passion for the game as a tool for influencing others into beneficially developing themselves on both a personal and physical level. Highly praised for being a 2-time MVP at Nipissing University and subsequently being recognized and invited to play overseas in Spain, Coach Christian brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience to the court, and ultimately, to the minds of young basketball enthusiasts.

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"Together, we are a team, win, lose, or draw; we are a family."
- Ken Wade, Owner and Head Coach