Manny is a Brampton, Ont. native who has been playing basketball competitively since middle school. He attended St. Marguerite d’Youville while playing on the reputable Nike CIA/Bounce club team which has featured star athletes including Tristan Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray and many more. He attended Cornell University (NCAA) of the Ivy League in Ithaca, New York on a full scholarship and finished his university career as a 3 year captain at the University of Toronto. Having competed at a high level and played the sport his entire life, Manny is excited to develop upcoming basketball players and help kids maximize their potential through ZOR.
Certifications - CPR-C & Standard First Aid, NCCP Level 1 & 2, Canada Basketball Certified Coach
Professional - Coach of London Lightning, UBA (United Basketball Alliance of India), Skills trainer with Raptors 905, Head Trainer at Demarre Carrol Next Level Basketball camp (Toronto), Head Trainer at Jr. NBA Skills Clinic (Mississauga)
College - Cornell Univ. Scholarship (NCAA D1), 15th Annual Graham Shootout Tournament All-Star, Ottawa Univ. Jack Donohue Classic Tournament All-Star, Laval Univ. Tournament All-Star, George M. Biggs Trophy Nominee, 3X Dr. Ronald Sternberg Award of Merit Recipient, Accepted into UofT Masters Program
High School - competed in the 2010 All-Canadian national high school all-star game, 3X ROPSSAA Champion, ranked top forward in the province and No. 4 forward in the country by hoopstarscanada.com, member of the Toronto Star area all-star team, 2X ROPSSAA All-Star, graduating high school athlete of the year, captain of high school volleyball and basketball teams.
Harvinder Dhillon is currently completing a BSc at York University, double majoring in Kinesiology and Health Science & Mathematics for Education. Growing up in Brampton, Ontario, he began playing basketball and studying the gameplay of his favourite players from a very young age. He has been volunteering and coaching high school students since the beginning of his undergraduate degree. After completing his BSc, Harvinder wishes to pursue a bachelor's of education in order to become a secondary school teacher.
"There is no greater satisfaction than seeing character growth in students that you have mentored. Knowing how much teachers have moulded me into the person I am today, I want to have that same influence for future generations. Through basketball I do not only want to see the growth of players on the court but growth in their character and personality in order to prepare them for their future goals and aspirations."
Certifications - CPR-C & Standard First Aid, NCCP Level 1
High Honour - Recipient of the Rescue Award of Merit from the Ontario Life Saving Society
Sefton is a 12 year professional basketball player with immense passion and respect for the game. He's competed internationally in several countries including: Poland, Germany, Hungry, Finland, France, Iceland, and Canada. He also has an extensive background in coaching and teaching basketball at the grassroots level. While Sefton has proven his ability to build better basketball players, he believes the main focus of training should be on character building and the self - "As your game gets better, so should you."
Certifications - CPR-C & Standard First Aid, NCCP Level 1, Certified Personal Trainer
Professional - Uni Baskets (Germany), Kotwica (Poland), Saint Vallier (France), KTP Basket (Finland), Snaefell (Iceland), BC Nokia (Finland), Halifax Rainmen (Canada), Cape Breton H. (Canada), London Lightning (Canada)
College - 4 year Scholarship athlete at Central Michigan University (NCAA D1)
High School - Attended Chinguacousy Secondary School in Brampton Ont. (broke numerous school records while playing on the varsity team)
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Coach T as we call him grew up in Brampton, Ont. and has been working in the fitness field for the professional years of his life. With experience training small and large groups at various levels, Coach T does a great job getting our guys into shape and performing at their best.
Certifications - Certified First Aid CPR/AED and HCP, National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) certified
Professional - Finest Fitness (Personal Trainer), Peel Elite Basketball (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
College - Georgian College (Pharmacy Technician program), Dean's List (2014/15)
High School - St. Augustine Secondary School (Brampton, Ont.)
Jr. NBA Program Instructor
Born in England, moved to Canada at the age of 2 years old. Started playing organized basketball at the age of 8. Hobbies include watching basketball games, reading, skateboarding, editing video and creating content.
One of the experiences that’s benefitted me during my time as an instructor with ZOR is the experience I acquired helping with the University of Guelph Men’s basketball coaching staff. It taught me patience, professionalism and learned a lot about managing people/personalities. I also learned a lot about how to develop athletes in the sense of what drills will help with what skill.
Played competitive club basketball for the YNBA Avengers organization from the Juvenile level (U16) to Junior (U19).
Played 3 Years of Highschool at Renaissance Secondary School in Aurora
Redshirt Freshmen for the University of Guelph Men’s Basketball Team under coach Chris O’rourke.
Currently an assistant coach under head coach Luch Condarcuri w/YNBA avengers U16 boys’ team.
Assistant coach/ Team Manager for the University of Guelph Men’s basketball team (2013-2018).
Responsibilities included: Handled all video duties including filming and editing (2013-2016).
Skill Development Training (2016-2018). Managed and Created personal basketball training programs held at the University of Guelph for both men and women athletes at that level. These programs were focused on improving ball handling/ Shooting.
Senior boys Head coach of the Bishop Macdonell Celtics competing in the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) in Guelph Ontario.
Volunteer Head/Assistant Coach for YNBA Organization at the house league and REP level for 3 Years.
Academic/Athletic Scholarship to attend the University of Guelph 2013.
CPR-C & Standard First Aid
NCCP Learn to Train Certified 2018.
Born and raised in Brampton. Basketball has been Harraj's favourite sport growing up and he tried emulating his favourite players anytime he stepped on the court. Harraj went on to play high school football and was a consistent honour roll student having won awards for outstanding academic achievement in different subject areas (e.g. math, French, chemistry). His commitment to discipline allowed him to be successful in both athletics and academics.
Currently, Harraj is working towards becoming a Police Officer so that he can positively influence the community. Through ZOR, I influence the kids to not only be good basketball players, but I teach them how to be disciplined and manage themselves on and off the court so they can excel in all facets of their lives.
Certifications - CPR-B & Standard First Aid, NCCP Level 1,
College - University of Guelph (B. Sc in Biological Sciences & Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
High School - St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School, ROPSSAA Football Champion (2011)
Rep/Youth League Coach
Youth League Coach
Sam Bhachu is currently coaching with ZOR in both the NCAA and NBA programs. Sam grew up in Mississauga/Oakville where he played basketball at the rep level for clubs in both cities. Basketball has always been a prominent part Sam's life which is why he chose to combine his educational background in business with his passion for the game by pursuing a career in the professional sports industry. Sam recently completed a year-long fellowship with the Toronto Raptors during the 2017-18 season as the inaugural winner of the Wayne Embry Fellowship program where he gained first-hand experience in all areas of the Raptors basketball operations (player development, scouting, public relations, coaching, team travel, G-league operations, and more). Sam is also involved with the NBA's Basketball Without Borders Camp which hosts the top international high school prospects around the world each year. Sam is a strong believer in using basketball as a learning tool for success in all areas of life, both on and off the court.
Basketball - Inaugural Wayne Embry Fellow - Toronto Raptors, ABS Basketball Champion - Oakville Venom, High School Basketball MVP - Iroquois Ridge Trail Blazers
Education - Ryerson University (Bachelor of Commerce Degree)
Youth League Coach
Nitiraj grew up in Aurora, Ontario and has had a strong passion for basketball and coaching since he entered high school. While attending high school, he competed on the junior and varsity teams but also went back to his elementary school to give back and serve as a Coach. While at ZOR, Nitiraj hopes to do the same through this platform of teaching younger generations how to play the sport that he grew up on.
Currently, Nitiraj is a 3rd year Business Management student at Ryerson Univ. (Toronto, ON) and is majoring in Entrepeneurship & Strategy. He also volunteers for an NGO dedicated to Indigenous women and children located in Downtown Toronto.
Certifications - NCCP Level 1
College - Ryerson University (Business Management)
High School - Dr. D.W. Williams Secondary School (Ontario Scholar), Junior/Senior Boys Basketball Team Member
Youth League Coach
Abbas grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario and eventually moved to Brampton where he currently resides. He has had plenty of experience playing various sports growing up including football, softball, badminton, but it was basketball that he gravitated towards the most. His experiences being around the game have greatly benefited his own personal development but also his ability to deliver sports programs at the youth level. Abbas is able to distil his experiences into future generations and help young athletes along their journeys.
Certifications - CPR-C, Standard First Aid, Extended French (Bilingual),
Professional - Actively participates in various basketball leagues
College - York University
High School - Turner Fenton, Cardinal Leger