Basketball Manitoba Podcast

Basketball Manitoba Podcast

The Basketball Manitoba Podcast Series is being produced to highlight, showcase and celebrate those that have been and continue to be instrumental to the growth and development of basketball throughout the province and beyond. The series will include a wide range of players, coaches and others who have been pioneers at all levels of the game. The series will explore the journey and reflections of a wide range of local basketball people focusing on how the game has impacted their lives and the lessons they have learned along the way.

Episodes

May 21, 2024 88 mins

Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Dan Becker.


He graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate and played college basketball at St. Joseph’s University before transferring to the University of Colorado.  He then went on a 12-year journey through the professional ranks, playing in Europe, Asia, and Australia and back home in Canada with the Winnipeg Thunder and Winnipeg Cyclone pro teams. He also had the opportunity ...

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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Ashley Hoitink.

She joins us fresh from her appointment as the head coach of the 17U Female Provincial Team and is gearing up for the upcoming Canada Games in 2025. 

A native of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, she has been coaching for 12 years at the Team Manitoba, high school, club, WMBA, and Steve Nash Youth Basketball levels.

She is currently an assistant coach under Michele Sung at the U...

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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Bob Town. He graduated from Churchill High School and played at the University of Manitoba, where he was an All-Canadian and Captain of the team in 1972. His excellence on the court led to his selection for the Canadian National Team in 1972. Over the following five years, he represented Canada on the international stage, participating in prestigious events like the Pan Am Games i...
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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Dean Favoni

Dean is the Varsity Boys basketball coach at Dakota Collegiate, a role he’s held for over 30 years. 

He’s coached many of the province's Top 10 players, and his team won the high school Provincial Championship in 2002.  He has been named the MBCA Coach of the Year and coached with the provincial team and the centre for high performance. 

His most recent success ha...

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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Reid Kenyon

He has been officiating for over 30 years and is one of 4 Manitoba’s who has held a FIBA international official’s card. 

He has officiated in 14 U SPORTS National Championships and numerous international competitions around the world, including the USA Dream Team at Madison Square Garden.

He has been the head assignor for the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMB...

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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have a unique guest, Mr. David Asper. Many of you may have heard that name before and are surprised because you didn’t know he played basketball. Well, he hasn’t. David is a prominent Winnipeg businessman and lawyer. He is best known for his significant community contributions and entrepreneurial ventures. He’s served significant roles as Chair of the Asper Foundation and Dean of t...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Niyah Becker.

She attended Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg before transferring to the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) in Ontario.

Niyah represented the Manitoba Provincial Team, claiming two Bronze Medals for the province.

She played college basketball at the University of Utah in the PAC 12 for 3 years and then played her senior season (times 2 due to Covid)...

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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Simon Hildebrandt. He is currently a University of Manitoba Bison and Winnipeg Sea Bears basketball player. Last season with the Bisons was his first year, and he racked up a long list of awards and recognition. 

  • U SPORTS Rookie of the Year
  • U SPORTS All-Rookie Team 
  • U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian
  • Canada West Rookie of the Year
  • Canada West First Team All-Star
  • Canad...
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Today, on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we are changing things up a bit! We are excited to reach our 50th episode of the series, and as part of reaching this milestone, we have asked former guest Stephen Tackie to take the helm for the episode and interview our host, Darcy Coss.

Darcy Coss has been a part of the basketball community for over twenty years. He was a top-ranked high school player who represented Glenlawn Collegiat...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Winnipeg Sea Bears Head Coach Mike Taylor.

He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and played his college ball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has coached in the United States, Germany, Czech Republic, England, Poland and most recently here in Winnipeg with our Seabears.

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Pierre Dubreuil


He began playing basketball at the age of 15 years old in his home country of France. After playing for just two years, he started coaching and refereeing, finding himself more drawn to that side of the game. 


For 11 years, he coached and refereed at the pre-national level before moving to Canada in May 2018. That summer, he took over the Men's Basket...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba podcast, we have Joel Coursey.


Joel played his high school basketball at Steinbach Regional High School. He then went on to play at Providence University College for three seasons. During his playing career, he received numerous awards, including the MCAC All-Conference Award and was NCCAA All-Conference Honorable Mention.


His passion for basketball didn't stop After he finished playi...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Erfan Nasajpour.

He is a Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute graduate in Winnipeg, where he won a provincial championship and was ranked the number 1 player in the province.

He played for the Manitoba Provincial Team program for 2 summers.

He went on to play at the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. There he was

  • Second Team All-Canadian two times
  • Canada West Conference Rookie of...
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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Marjorie Kelly.  She graduated from Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and went on to play at the University of Manitoba. 

  • During her time there, she was a 
  • Canadian National Rookie-of-the-Year 
  • National Defensive Player of the Year 
  • Three-time GPAC Conference All-Star
  • Two-Time CIS All-Canadian

Additionally, she was a member of the two consecutive...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Rashawn Browne

Rashawn played college basketball at New Mexico State University and then transferred to the California University of Pennsylvania for one season before returning to Canada. He played his final three years at the University of Manitoba. 

During his final season in Manitoba, he led them to the most wins in school history (at the time) while playing in the C...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Xavier Smith.

Xavier is a graduate of Sisler High School and played basketball at Lakeland College before transferring to Brandon University and finally to the University of Manitoba.

He played for the Manitoba Provincial Team for three summers from 2002 to 2004.  He returned to his alma mater Manitoba Bisons, to be an assistant coach from 2019 to 2021.

Upon ending his college ...

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Today on the  Basketball Manitoba podcast, we have a very special guest, Todd MacCulloch.

Todd is a Manitoba basketball legend.  He attended Shaftsbury High School, where he helped lead the team to consecutive championships in 1993 and 1994. He was also a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team program for four summers, including at the 1993 Canada Summer Games, where he helped lead Manitoba to a victory over a Steve Nash-...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Graham Bodnar.

He is a staple in the basketball community.  If there is a basketball event, he will be there as a player, coach, or simply supporting in some way.

He is a graduate of Providence College in Otterburne, Manitoba, where he lead his team to two MCAC Championships and two ACCA National Championships. During his time there, he was recognized as 2nd team All-Conference...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba podcast, we have Amy Barlow (Ogidan).

She is the founder of the Mini-Ballers basketball program that offers an entry-level basketball experience for children ages 1-8. 

Amy graduated from Oak Park High School, where she was recognized as one of the top players in the province. Additionally, she played for the provincial team for three summers. 

She was selected to the invite-only Nike All-...

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Today on the Basketball Manitoba Podcast, we have Emily Potter

Emily is currently a member of the Canadian National Team program and a professional basketball player currently playing in Greece. 

She graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg, where she won a provincial title and was ranked as the number 1 player in the province. She’s played for the Manitoba Provincial Team for three years. 

She then went on t...

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