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


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.

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Coach Rob Niro


Rob Niro was born in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, where he began his basketball career. There, he played on the #1 ranked high school senior boys team in Ontario where he was recruited by numerous universities in Canada. He finally decided to play for the Western Mustangs in London Ontario, where he played for 5 years and was captain of the team in his last two years. He lead the mustangs in scoring and lead the nation from the foul line in his last year. Then he began his teaching career that lasted 36 years, coaching basketball, football and track. Rob coached basketball for one year in Ontario before moving to Calgary, where he coached senior and junior boys at St. Matthews Junior High, St. Mary’s High School and Bishop O’Byrne High School. In those 36 years he has won numerous city championships. He also coached community and club basketball for the past 8 years.

While coaching for 40 years, Rob also found the time to raise 4 beautiful kids and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Coach Amy Rapada


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.

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Coach Jhong Rapada


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

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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


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.

Coach Mike Hidalgo


“If I could do ONE thing in this world, it would be to at least INSPIRE ONE person”

My LOVE for this sport is the reason why I still PLAY, COMPETE and COACH. I had been a firm believer that HARD WORK NEGATES TALENT. An active member of CBOA (Calgary Basketball Officials Association) since 2010. Been with Calgary STORM Basketball Club since 2013; started as an Asst. Coach for U13 (Bantam) GIRLS. Took the duties of a Head Coach in 2016 for U13 GIRLS and went undefeated during the Spring CMBA league and the SWOOSH Tournament in Edmonton. Also volunteered to coach for my daughter’s Sr. Team (Junior High) at ECOLE Madeleine d’HOUET and guided their team to win its first CCJHSAA Basketball Championship.

My favourite quotation: “NOT TRYING is a HABIT that develops into FEAR of FAILURE. If you want to SUCCEED, TRY!”

Coach James Manalastas


James’ love for the game first started when he was five years old and would watch his dad play. Soon enough his love for the game grew when he watched his cousins play. When James hit grade seven he decided to play for his school. All throughout his junior high years James played and was constantly learning about the game. Although he decided not to play for his high school, he still stuck around basketball and played with his older cousin’s in the men’s league.

Till this day, James still play’s with his older cousin’s and still has a passion for basketball. He is now consistently learning about the game by teaching and coaching kids in the Storm academies. Being surrounded by well-experienced coaches in Storm, James is given an opportunity to keep learning about the sport.

Coach Brandon Muntu


Brandon Muntu has been a loyal and committing player to this club. This coming season would be his 7th year with us. He is a 6’3 combo guard.He is a really good talented player and always leaves some more room for more development. He’s 15 years old and is attending Bishop Obryne High School in his 10th Grade. Last year he went undefeated in school ball and brought home a division 1 championship with his fellow teammate and best friend Alonzo Tan. Him and His team Alonzo Tan always have a a strong connection on and off the court. He loves to not just get himself better but get others better too cause he knows that Canadian basketball has been improving when it comes to the game of basketball. He wants to show that basketball in Canada is catching up with everyone else.

He loves to be a leader on and off the court. He always works hard in practice and in games. He wants everyone around him to be involved and able to love the game like how he does. He always make sure that he does well in school and make sure he’s in a good note. He will make sure all his work is done before he plays or do anything. Brandon Muntu is one of the top players in Western Canada in his class. This quote that his favourite college player Corey Saunders always says that he carries with him everyday is “Day by day to see a better day” and to him it basically says that everyday is a new day to become a new and better person. You always gotta be humble everyone where you are on and off the court. That’s what makes him a better player and also a better person in general.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Calgary Storm Basketball

830 59 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2G5


Phone: 403-837-4766

Fax: 403-252-9758