Our Team

 

 

Jonathan Bell – Head Coach

Jonathan brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Triple Threat Basketball. He has been coaching all ages and skills levels for over 10 years. A key to his success as a coach is his ability to relate to and share his knowledge of basketball and life .He works daily with kids from grades Jr. Primary to nine  as a phys-ed teacher as well as helping to guide teens through many of life’s challenges as a youth pastor at EBC The Meeting Place. Jonathan recognizes the positive life skills basketball can impart on young people and constantly endeavours to connect them during practices and games. Seeking to improve on the court as a player and teammate while striving to grow as a person is what he expects from everyone he works with.

As a player he starred for the St. Francis Xavier X-Men from 2003-05 where he led the team in scoring and steals in 2003-04 and he went on to be named an all-star at the CIS National Championships.
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Before joining the X-Men, he played college basketball at Algonquin College. In his time at Algonquin, he was named an All-Canadian (2003), was Ontario’s player of the year, and set the school’s all-time scoring record, averaging 27.4 ppg.

In April 2009 he was inducted into the Ontario College Athletic Association hall of fame for his basketball accomplishments.

 

 

Volunteer Coach Tom Moller

Tom has been involved in basketball for the past 35 years. He played both Junior High and High school ball in New Brunswick and continued playing in competitive leagues sporadically until recently while enjoying pickup ball continuously including today. Additionally he has coached in the bantam and midget age groups in the MBANS league.

A personal note from Tom. I have seen Jonathan in action as a coach of my daughter and when we recognized the need for more programs such as the ones offered by Triple Threat I was excited to work with him.

Jonathan brings not only an extremely high level of understanding of the game but also more importantly he brings a coaches eye to every skill and helps kids understand where they are and where they can be. I especially appreciate the environment he creates in gym where the kids are expected to respect the coaches, fellow players and ultimately themselves. If your child has a good attitude and wants to get better, Jonathan can help.

Volunteer Coach David MacKinnon

David has been a player, coach, fan and builder across a broad spectrum of basketball since 1980. David played for the Breton Education Centre Bears in high school and was host captain of the very first Coal Bowl Classic in 1982. He was an All Conference player and captain for the UCCB Capers and at the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

David has been coaching for over 30 years. From Junior Mini girls in Halifax to division 1 high school boys in Toronto his coaching philosophy has always focused on the fundamentals of offence and defence.

As a builder David spent 8 years on the Board of Directors for Canada Basketball and was Chairman of the men’s national team for 4 years.

David is big fan of amateur basketball. He enjoys high school, university and FIBA basketball in Canada and around the world. He closely follows the Canadian National teams and the UNC Tar Heels.

David has been a player, coach, fan and builder across a broad spectrum of basketball since 1980. David played for the Breton Education Centre Bears in high school and was host captain of the very first Coal Bowl Classic in 1982. He was an All Conference player and captain for the UCCB Capers and at the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

David has been coaching for over 30 years. From Junior Mini girls in Halifax to division 1 high school boys in Toronto his coaching philosophy has always focused on the fundamentals of offence and defence.

As a builder David spent 8 years on the Board of Directors for Canada Basketball and was Chairman of the men’s national team for 4 years.

David is big fan of amateur basketball. He enjoys high school, university and FIBA basketball in Canada and around the world. He closely follows the Canadian National teams and the UNC Tar Heels.

Coach Amanda

Amanda Higgins brings energy and a passion for basketball. Amanda played with the Bedford Eagles from 2009-2014 where she has won numerous awards including MVP in 2009 and 2012. Amanda played in the thunder selects program from 2011- 2013 and has attended Alan Stein clinics as well as participated in many elite camps. Amanda played for Fairview Junior High where she earned Rookie of the year and MVP awards and hopes to play at Halifax West in the coming seasons. Amanda has coached at Dalhousie Super skills camps from 2012-2014 and coached Jr Mini with the Bedford Eagles in 2014. Amanda believes that hard work always pays off. Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

 

 
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