Keith Vassell - Skills Instructor for our Spring Basketball ProgramUpdated Friday March 27, 2015 by Welland Minor Basketball Association.
Welland Minor Basketball is pleased to announce Keith Vassell will be the head skills instructor of our Spring Basketball Program starting in April. Keith’s extensive experience as a player and as a coach will allow our players to learn the fundamentals needed to establish a strong basketball foundation.
A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Keith attended Brandon University in 1991 and was selected the CIS/CIAU Rookie of the Year. In his five years with the Bobcats, he was a CIS/CIAU All-Canadian three times and a GPAC All-Star every year. He was the Mike Moser Trophy winner as the National Player-of-the-Year in 1994-95 and the Most Valuable Player in the 1996 CIS National Tournament where he led the Bobcats to the national championship. He also played for Canada’s National Teams (Senior and Junior) from 1989-97 and professionally with the Winnipeg Cyclones and in Iceland, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, and Portugal.
Most recently Keith has spent the last year as head coach of Niagara College Men’s basketball team. Before joining the Knights, Keith spent the previous three seasons as the head coach and player development specialist with the Rock Sports Academy in Toronto, Ontario
In addition to serving as the head coach of the Brandon University Bobcats from 2008-10, Vassell also spent four seasons coaching professionally in Iceland with the KR Basketball Club (1999-2002) and the Fjolnir Basketball Club (2006-07). During his time with the KR basketball club, his teams were crowned National and Cup Champions. Vassell was also the runner up for the 2001 Premier League Coach of the Year Award.
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