20160203_120932-1MICHAEL GORDENSKY || CO-FOUNDER || CAMP DIRECTOR || MASTER COACH

“Coach Gordo” as he is known around the Ontario basketball community and has been coaching basketball for over 23 years. He grew up in Oshawa playing hockey, baseball, and basketball.

After graduating from McLaughlin CVI, Coach Gordo went on to earn his bachelor of physical and health education from McMaster University. He then graduated from Queens University with a bachelor of education in 1993.

Coach Gordo began his teaching career at St. Mary CSS in Pickering. He took over a winless senior boys basketball team, and within 4 years won the school’s first ever LOSSA (Durham) Championship. His senior boys would go on to win 2 more LOSSA titles and appear in 3 OFSAA (Provincial) tournaments. He also coached the senior girls basketball team, leading them to 1 LOSSA silver medal and 1 OFSAA appearance.

In 2007 Coach Gordo transferred to Pickering High School. In his first year, along with Coach Joseph and Coach Jim Barclay, the senior boys team won their second consecutive OFSAA championship. The team was highlighted by future NCAA/CIS and professional players Devoe Joseph, Cory Joseph, Dwayne Smith, Juevol Myles, Jonathan Tull, Jameel Williamson, and Justin Wiltshire. The following year, Coach Gordo and Joseph led Pickering to the OFSAA bronze medal.

Along with coaching the senior boys team, Coach Gordo also won 2 LOSSA gold medals with midget boys and 1 LOSSA gold medal with junior girls. For the past four years he has coached the senior girls team, winning 1 LOSSA silver medal and the past three consecutive LOSSA gold medals. His senior girls team has gone undefeated in league and playoff play from 2013 to present and has 1 OFSAA antique bronze medal and 1 OFSAA silver medal. The OFSAA silver medal is the highest finish of any girl’s team in Durham region history. Coach Gordo has also had the privilege of coaching Taija Campbell (Virginia Tech), Adriana Allen (Monmouth), and Nikita Telesford (Oakland University).

Coach Gordo has also organized numerous events such as “Hoops For Haiti” and “Ballin 4 Breast Cancer” raising thousands of dollars for charity. In October 2015, the Ballin 4 Breast Cancer event raised $4500 for breast cancer research.

Coach Gordo is passionate about the game of basketball and teaching kids the fundamentals necessary to take them to the next level.

DSC_0007DAVID JOSEPH || CO-FOUNDER & MASTER COACH

David Joseph, better know as “DJ” is widely considered the “Godfather” of Toronto Basketball. Coach DJ is the father of Devoe and Cory Joseph. Devoe plays Professional Basketball in Montenegro, while Cory is a member of the Toronto Raptors.

Coach DJ has been coaching, playing or refereeing basketball for over 45 years. He has coached at the Rep level (Scarborough Blues), High School (Pickering High, Eastern Commerce and Jarvis Collegiate), College (Centennial) and Professional (Mississauga Power ­ NBL).

While at Eastern Commerce, Coach DJ helped mentor future NBA All-star Jamal Magloire. During his time at Pickering, the school won its only 2 Provincial Championships (OFSAA) with Devoe and Cory, as well as future NCAA/CIS/Professional players Jameel Williamson, Jonathan Tull, Justin Wiltshire, Juevol Myles, Harouna Mutombo and Dwayne Smith. As the Head Coach for the Mississauga Power of the N.B.L, Coach DJ helped guide the team to their first ever playoff appearance in 2013/14.

For the past few summers Coach DJ has been training NBA stars Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), James Johnson (Toronto Raptors) and Cory and Devoe Joseph to name a few of the players he works with. Coach DJ is a tremendous basketball skills coach. He is able to break down individual skills and help guide the player to improve, whether the player is a 10 year old just beginning or an NBA star!

Coach DJ was once regarded as the “best high school player in Toronto” during his playing days. He went on to win the MVP award at the 1981/82 CCAA Championships while playing for S.A.I.T. where he also earned a Civil Engineering Technology Degree. Coach DJ starred for the University of Guelph during the 1984/­85 season. He was selected an OUAA All-­star and was also named team MVP.

Coach DJ earned a degree in Sports Management from Guelph University.

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RON PARFITT || MASTER COACH

COACH PARF built Pickering High School boys basketball into one of the top programs in all of Canada. He was the architect of the Trojans for over 35 years. Coach Parf’s teams won numerous LOSSA championships and tournaments throughout Canada and the United States. In his final year as coach, Senior Boys team led by Devoe and Cory Joseph won Pickering High School’s first every OFSAA Championship.

Coach Parf sent a multitude of players to NCAA Division 1, CIS, CCAA and professional including Cory Joseph (2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and current Toronto Raptors).  Coach Parf is widely regarded as the “best fundamental teacher of the game” in the Province.

DSC_0041RICHARD GALLACHER || MASTER COACH
Canprocamps is pleased to welcome Coach Gallacher to our family.  Arguably one of the best and most successful coach’s in Ontario the past 20 years, Coach Gallacher has won at every level.
For the past 17 years he has been the Head Coach for Blessed Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough where he has compiled a most impressive record.  He is a 4-time Provincial Champions as his senior boys teams have won OFSAA Gold Medals in 2002, 2003 and 2013 at the AA level, and 2006 at the AAAA tournament.   Along with the Gold medals, his teams have 2 Silver Medals (2005, 2009 AAAA) and 1 Bronze Medal (1996 AA).
Coach Gallacher has also won a Gold Medal at the Canada Summer Games in 2004 and was the an Assistant Coach with the Canada Men’s National Development Team in Argentina (2010)
Coach Gallacher has coached at all levels of the OBA (Ontario Basketball Association) over the past 20 years and was the Developmental Coach for the OBA from 2003-2005.  He currently is coaching his son’s 8 year old team.
Coach Gallacher holds a Kinesiology Degree from Western University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toronto.
DSC_0099JAMEEL WILLIAMSON || COACH
Jameel is a former standout player at Pickering High School.  During his 4 years at PHS he won 2 Junior Boys Basketball LOSSA Gold Medals, 2 Senior Boys LOSSA Gold Medals and 2 OFSAA Gold Medals (2007/2008).  The 2 OFSAA Gold Medals are the only 2 in PHS basketball history.
Jameel began his post-secondary playing career at Centennial College (2011-2013) where he was selected to the All Rookie Team, named a 1st Team Allstar, Men’s Basketball Team MVP (2013) and Centennial College Male Athlete of the Year (2013).  Jameel earned a degree in Computer Repairs and Maintenance.
After graduating from Centennial he transferred to St Francis Xavier (StFX) in Nova Scotia where he played from 2013-2015.  At StFX Jameel was the starting point guard and Team Captain where he led his team to the AUS Championship game in 2015.
Jameel aspires to play professionally in Europe or Canada and is currently working toward that goal.
Canprocamps is extremely excited to have Jameel begin his coaching career with us!
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CIENNA WALKER || COACH
Canprocamps is pleased to welcome Cienna Walker to our coaching family.  Cienna was a standout player at Pickering High where she helped lead her team to two consecutive LOSSA Championships and OFSAA appearances.  Coach Walker was named a Top 5 player in Durham Region and Top 50 in the GTA by the Toronto Star in 2010.
After graduating from Pickering High School with Honours, Cienna accepted a full athletic scholarship to the University of Minnesota Crookston where she played from 2011-2015.
Cienna began her coaching career with the Pickering Trojans Senior Girls Basketball team in 2014-15.  Along with Coach Gordo they helped guide the team to the OFSAA Silver Medal (the highest finish ever for a Durham Region Senior Girls Team)
Cienna graduated from the University of Minnesota Crookston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Business Management.
DSC_0104SEPHTON SPENCE || COACH
Sephton Spence is a welcome addition to the Canprocamps Team.  A graduate of Pickering High School in 2007, Coach Spence was a 3 sport athlete for the Trojans, competing in basketball, football and track and field.  He was a 4-time LOSSA Basketball Champion and under Coach Parfitt and Coach Joseph helped PHS win their first ever OFSAA Gold Medal in 2007.  Coach Spence also excelled on the football field where his teams would finish 2nd in the Metro Bowl Championship twice.  Sephton played both offense (halfback) and defense (defensive end) throughout high school.
After graduating from PHS, Coach Spence attended Lethbridge University where he played varsity basketball for 2 years.  He transferred to York University to complete his degree, and began coaching local Youth Rep Basketball teams, volunteering with Youth Programs and summer camps and motivational speaking.
After receiving his BA in Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education from York, Coach Spence spent 2 years teaching in Nunavik (Northern Quebec).  He coached many sports in the small community and worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the local Junior Men’s Hockey Team.
We are super excited that Sephton has returned to Durham Region.  He is currently working for the DDSB and this past year helped Pickering High School senior boys to a LOSSA Silver Medal.  We look forward to Coach Spence working at both our basketball and multisport camps.
KEN WADE || COACH
CANPROCAMPS is pleased to have Coach Ken among our stable of coaches.  Coach Ken coached at Centennial College for 17 years.  He started out as the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Men’s program for 15 years.  His role was to develop players so they could be ready to play on the Varsity Team.  During his 15 years he led the JV team to 6 Championships.  Coach Ken was named Lead Assistant Coach of the Men’s Varsity Team for the remaining 2 years he was involved with the college.  Along with Centennial College Coach Ken has been involved with numerous other teams such as Head Coach of Transit Local 113 All-Star Men’s basketball team, Assistant Coach with Toronto Pro-Am Basketball League and Head Coach with the U13 Toronto Longhorns Basketball Club.