Uchenna Academy Athletic Team
Head Coach, Boys Basketball: Mr. Keir Bryan
Coach Keir is a passionate basketball coach driven to foster winning teams through elite skill and performance training. As a former student-athlete, Coach Keir has been able to use his knowledge of playing basetball at the collegiate level to lead teams under his guidance to the medal round of the Ontario Cup each year he has attended. His teams have earned a Gold or Silver Medal the last three years in a row. As a former scholarship athlete, Keir understands the level of commitment, sacrifice and determination required for today’s aspiring athlete to be successful in attaining their goals. Keir’s number one focus is to help the student-athletes in his care achieve their goals by ensuring they understand the right attitude, focus, effort and execution will lead by ensuring they understand the right attitude, focus, effort and execution will lead them to success on and off the court.
Assistant Coach, Boys Basketball: Mr. David Monaco
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mr. Justin Hyland, FHP(Hon), NCSA-CPT
Justin has been a strength and conditioning coach for over 14 years. He graduated from Durham College with Honours in Fitness and Lifestyle Management and is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2007 as a personal trainer.
Justin has worked in both the private and public sectors providing high performance training and athletic development programming to athletes across many different sports and levels including the NCAA,, U Sports, NHL, and Canadian Olympic Team. Justin has held the role of head strength and conditioning coach for multiple sport clubs and works as an assistant strength and condition coach at The Athletes Gym in Toronto. Between 2012 and 2019 he served as the head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Granite Artistic Swimming Club which included multiple National Championships. After the 2019 season he was recruited for the role of head strength and conditioning coach with Granite Gators Swimming Club. Justin is a university guest lecturer in the field of exercises science and physiology. He is an avid Olympic sport lover, former hockey player and Ironman (2015).
Athletic Therapist: Mr. Victor Lanzillotta, RMT, CAT(C)