Our Coaches

BIO

Theron Cumberbatch  – Co-Founder

Theron Cumberbatch has been coaching basketball for over 20 years and is committed to helping young people thrive. Inspired to work with young people because of the struggles he has seen and experienced as a youth, Theron has worked as a counsellor for Toronto Parks & Recreation which provides after school programs to youth in the neighbourhood of Jane & Finch. Currently he works as a Child and Youth Worker with marginalized youth.

He was fortunate to start his coaching career at his local high school, Westview Centennial, coaching boys basketball for four years between 1990-1994.

During the last several years Theron has coached high school basketball at Westmount collegiate and club basketball with clubs such as YAAACE and Vaughan Panthers.

Neil ‘Burga’ Cumberbatch – Co-Founder

Education:

  • George Brown College: Business Administration Marketing Diploma 2004
  • George Brown College: Event Planning & Conference Management 2013
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 1 2014

Neil was born and raised in the city of Toronto in the Jane and Finch community. It was growing up there where his passion for basketball started. Through learning the game and making a name for himself throughout the various courts in the community, Neil attended high school powerhouse Bathurst Heights to further his basketball development. Growing up playing the game of basketball, Neil was known for his quick first step and his tenacious on ball defence ability.

Neil continues his love of basketball by teaching the game to kids. His passion for the game can still be seen by his ability to train and connect with kids on and off the court. “Basketball has been so important to me growing up. It’s helped me focus through school and I’ve learned so many life skills from the game. I want to continue sharing my knowledge to the next generation and have a positive impact on their future”.  Neil has been coaching basketball since 2010 with various basketball organizations.

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