Our Coaches

Head Coach – Tony Tan

Tony Tan

After playing high school basketball in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Tony went on to play College in the US and at a Canadian University followed by playing Professional Basketball in Asia for 8 years.

Since 1997, his basketball career developed in combination with playing, refereeing, and coaching. He has been coaching for over 16 years; levels ranging from Tyke, Community, Junior & Senior High School, Provincial caliber elite teams and as well as College/University teams. He has been at the helm of a number of basketball training camps and clinics not only in Canada, but in North America and Asia too. What makes him such a successful and well-respected coach is not defined by his coaching experience only, but more so his comprehensive understanding of the game derived from his extensive knowledge attained over the years from various points of view – as a player, an official and as a coach.

In recent years, Tony transitioned his focus to coaching his own children, a natural interest to share his passion and develop his kids. With each child’s team success, his reputation and credibility grew in youth development, and he started to provide personal one-on-one training, to group clinics, and eventually running camps. The effectiveness of his programs has been clearly demonstrated year after year by delivering results through the success of his boys and girls basketball program. He is currently heading the overall development of The Calgary Storm Boys and Girls Basketball Club U13, U14, U15, U17, U19 teams, a Head Coach for the U13 boys, U15 & U17 girls and Coaches Consultant. Tony B

Coach Tan has and continues to develop top players in Western Canada by those coming to his academy training. He is a well known top youth coach in Western Canada with proven success at many tournament championships in North America. His coaching style is a fast pace game speed skills development.

Coach Alicia Tan

Alicia

Throughout her illustrious basketball path, Alicia Tan has always been the shortest player on every basketball team she’s played on; from community, school and club teams. When Alicia started playing basketball at the tender age of 9, she could not have imagined the success she would embark on in a sport geared for taller athletes.

She started to turn heads when she made a local basketball club team and due to her incredible basketball abilities was able to play at a higher level than where she should have been. Coached passionately by her dedicated father (Tony), Alicia was able to excel and accelerate her basketball skills allowing her to always play 2 levels above her age group. Usually the shortest person on her team, Alicia relied on her quickness and deadly three point shots when left open from defenders would almost be the demise of her opponent.

A competitive spirit, incredible work ethic and a sheer dedication to the sport has become Alicia’s recipe for success in a tall Athlete’s sport.

Alicia is a grade 12 student at St. Mary’s High School and is their head point guard. Alicia has many offers from other Universities in Canada and the U.S. but due to the closeness of her family and friends, Alicia has chosen to stay close to home and chose the Mount Royal University to call her home for the upcoming fall semester in 2013.

Coach Joseph Pamaran

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Coach Alonzo Tan

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Coach Amy Rapada

Amy

Amy has been involved with multiple sports from childhood to present. Basketball and soccer are a big part of her upbringing and lifestyle. Her mother and father both played basketball growing up, and so it was natural for them to share the love of sport with her and her 7 siblings.

Her overall involvement and love for sports, from college to community grassroots levels has inspired her to help teach the youth to love the sport for a long time, not for a short time. She believes there are so many life lessons to be learned in team sports that she hope she can share.

Coach Marc

Coach Alexa

Coach Sammie

Sammie played basketball from the time she was 7 until she graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2016. She played with Calgary Storm thought junior high and high school and learned so much about the game from her coaches. Although she no longer plays she found a passion in coaching and enjoys teaching and developing kids and their basketball skills.  Sammie is in her fourth year of school at St. Mary’s University finishing a Bachelor of Arts dDegree and planning to do her Elementary Education degree there next year. 

Her passion for basketball is as strong as her passion for teaching is. Being a coach with storm, Sammie not only gets to teach but still gets to be involved with the basketball community. 

Eric Rimando

Coach Chantel

Started playing basketball in Grade 7. Played CIS basketball for Brandon University for 4 years. Played for SAIT for 1 year. Received Rookie of the Year at Brandon in my first year. Received MVP of my team at Brandon in my fourth year.Received Most Sportsmanlike Player at Brandon in my fourth year. Coached at SAIT from 2015-2018. Been coaching the Storm U16 and U17 girls for the past 2 years. 

Coach Mark

Mark David was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He was introduced to the game at the age of 7 while attending weekly runs with his father.  Shooting and working on the side rims until he was bigger and better to play with the “big guys”.  From there it gave him the drive and fire to get better.

Fast forward to elementary school where he made the older junior high team and he helped lead them to multiple tournament championships and league titles for the next few years.  He then went on to play a decorated high school career and played on multiple regional selection teams and high school all-star teams.  Had the honor of winning multiple tournaments, MVP’s, All-Stars and Sportsmanship awards.  His recruitment to play at the college level already started a buzz with local secondary schools starting in grade 9.  

In Calgary, Coach Mark created Fresh Basketball.  In the 15 years of the Fresh Men’s Open Team run, they amassed 19 championships from various leagues and tournaments.  The travelling elite team was made up of local high school, college and graduated players of the Filipino community. They got invited and travelled all over North America having won tournaments in Edmonton, Vancouver, Seattle, Las Vegas and Utah.  What was important is the chemistry of the team which hinged off the closeness and bond that he helped curate off the court.  

Coach Mark wanted to take all the knowledge and experiences to another level by coaching and teaching at the club level.  Not only did having a son who shares the same passion and love of the game fuel his desire to teach him and others, he wanted to do it in a family-like environment.  He was introduced to Calgary Storm by his cousin who was also coaching there at the time.  With Calgary Storm being run and operated by a family of decorated basketball players, it was the perfect place to be.  They opened Coach Mark and his family with open arms and is forever grateful for the opportunities past, present and future.  He is in his 3rd year of coaching and has had experiences coaching various age groups from 7 year old beginners to elite 19 year old college players.  His time at Calgary Storm has taken him to all over Alberta, Las Vegas, California and most recently Mexico.  “This is just the beginning and I’m excited and ready to help take Calgary Storm to new limits with my basketball family!”.

Coach Jhong Rapada

Jhong

At a young age basketball was life in the Philippines. From street ball to provincial levels, basketball always had a role in his life.

Early adulthood led Jhong to the Middle East – Riyadh, Dammam, Bahrain and Jeddah. He had led many company teams to championships and earned many awards including multiple MVP awards. Jhong was then selected to play for the Jeddah Selections team which led to experiences such as playing with and against the Saudi National Basketball team as well as with visiting guest PBA (Filipino Professional players).

After arriving in Calgary in 2005 Jhong gravitated to the basketball courts. The first year playing in the Filipino Basketball League he was given Rookie of Year and the following year he was instrumental in taking his team to the championship, receiving MVP. He has continued to be successful wherever he has played and been awarded for his achievements.

He is excited to be a part of a prestigious club and to share his talents and experiences of the sport. He believes that there is always something to learn and always room to grow no matter how old or how much experience you have..

Coach Bruce Sinclair

Bruce Sinclaire

Bruces love of basketball come from his years at basketball powerhouse Gonzaga University and also University of San Diego.

He has coached over 30 plus teams at the community and club levels , taken teams to the Provincials, and California for competitions, played in the Italian and Japanese mens league, and coaches club and community teams today.

He has a love of the game and a true passion for its competitiveness.

All 4 of his kids are avid ballers with his 2 older sons being standouts at St Marys High School.

Bruce continues to play competitively today in the Calgary Senior Mens Basketball Association and his team has won back to back spring league division titles in 2010 and 2011.

Coach Janet Geddes

Janet

She is in her second year with the Calgary Storm Basketball Club and Ballers Academy. She brings a wealth of knowledge garnered from her experiences as a player, referee and coach.

Her basketball career started, like most, as a player although it began relatively late in age by today’s standards. She accumulated a gold provincial championship banner and a silver provincial banner in high school, and in college a silver and bronze national title. As a rookie in college, she was honored as a Canadian College Athletic Association All-Canadian, and the distinction as a C.C.A.A. National All-Star during national playoffs. The road to success was not met without any adversity. An injury, that was not initially addressed, sidelined her for almost two years for major surgery and rehabilitation. Coach Janet also played on a number of all-star teams including the Alberta Shooting Stars and Basketball Alberta Junior Provincial Team.

She has been involved with community basketball over the years coaching off-season basketball leagues and various basketball camps in a number of cities and provinces in Canada. Her passion for coaching young athletes has not been limited to basketball. She identifies easily with her athletes, and quickly recognizes areas of improvement. As a coach, she brings energy, values hard work and is a strong believer in fundamentals. Seeing her athletes improve each practice is her goal, as each athlete seeks & achieves their personal best.

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Phone: 403-837-4766

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