Coaching & Training Staff

Meet The Coaching Staff


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Brandon Lesovsky
Head Coach

After a successful 3 years as the Head Coach for the Athlete Institute (AI) Prep team, which included the inaugural OSBA championship, Coach Brandon Lesovsky begins his 1st year as the Head Coach of the Orangeville A’s.

A 2001 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University, Coach Brandon spent 13 years as an assistant coach at both the 4 year and Junior College levels in the United States before moving to Canada. In 4 years as a Junior College assistant and 3 years as the Head Coach for AI Prep he coached 18 NCAA Division 1 players (3 of which were Kansas Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division MVP’s), 12 players that have played professionally, and Thon Maker who was the #10 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. While at AI Prep nearly all of the more than 30 athletes that he coached received scholarships to play either at Canadian Universities or in the United States.

Coach Brandon is originally from Cuba, Kansas and now lives in Orangeville.

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Jacki Tipping
Basketball Operations Manager/ Assistant Coach

Jacki graduated high school from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She went on to attend Washburn University in Kansas, where she played on the women's basketball team. In 2012 Jacki returned home to Orangeville to work with the Athlete Institute high school program as an assistant coach. The past two years she has been with the A's as the Basketball Operations Manager and last year also became an assistant coach, to this day she is the only female coach in NBL history.

 

 

 

 

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Clinton Cybulski
Assistant Coach/Player Development Coach

Clinton traveled to the A’s directly from NCAA Division II Emmanuel College (located in Georgia), where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor Science Kinesiology. Clinton went to Emmanuel College for two years where he was a team captain in his senior year. That same year Emmanuel won the 2015-2016 Division 1 NCCAA National Championship and had a record of 27-5. In his senior year, he was a Conference Carolinas Presidential Award winner both semesters.

Clinton graduated high school from St. Mary’s in Kitchener Ontario. He was part of the first junior basketball team in St. Mary’s History to win a CWOSSA Championship. After High School Clinton attended Brock University for three years. During his first two years, he was a manager, practice player, and in his second season a varsity basketball player. After his second year at Brock, Clinton accepted a scholarship to play for the highly touted TJ Rosene at Emmanuel College. In his summers, Clinton travels as an Assistant Director for PGC Basketball.

Eric Matias
Head Therapist

From Mississauga, Eric is a Certified Athletic Therapist, entering his third season as Head Therapist for the A's of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). He has an Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, where he also completed the Athletic Therapy Certificate Program. Eric works to prevent, manage, and treat injuries both in the clinic and on-court. He aims to help the athletes maintain a high level of performance and ensures a safe and rapid return to play from injury. Eric has worked with elite athletes at every level of competition. He is currently the Head Therapist of the Athlete Institute Basketball Academy. He was selected as the Lead Medical Practitioner for Basketball at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, and also Lead Therapist for the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball events. In addition, Eric has worked at Humber College, Seneca College, camps and clinics for the Toronto Raptors, and Toronto FC, and with various clubs of Toronto Rugby.

 



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