From a young age our owners, Louis and Brodan, have been involved in the basketball community; growing up with the buzz of a new NBA franchise in Vancouver, it was natural for them to become captivated by the basketball culture.
Having played at a competitive level in high school and college, they are now focused on giving back to the community that raised them. They have spent many years coaching and building respect in the community.
Louis and Brodan are excited to extend their coaching and mentorship experience to a bigger community through the Dynamite Basketball.
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Like every boy with hoop dreams, Coach Thiel was fascinated by the game at an early age, but did not grow into his full potential until later in his career; he was at best a mediocre high school player but showed determination and discipline in reaching his goals of becoming a College Athlete and Graduate. Coach Thiel completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Quest University before attaining a Bachelor of Education and Teaching Certification at Simon Fraser University. He focused his undergraduate studies on the way in which role modeling in educational institutions and through sport can impact lives. Since graduation, Coach Thiel has achieved the degree of Master of Education in a program of study focusing on Positive Coaching at the University of Missouri.
During University, Coach Thiel was a member of the Varsity Basketball team at Capilano and Quest Universities. During his playing days, he was known as a dominant rebounder, being in the top ten on three separate occasions in the Pacwest Conference through his eligibility. Coach Thiel is an athlete at heart, and has made his transition into coaching seamlessly. He has spent the past three summers coaching provincial teams within Basketball BC where he was a U17 Assistant Coach, and a U14 Head Coach twice.
Coach Thiel was a Coach and Basketball Coordinator at St. George’s School in Vancouver, where the program reached new heights under his tutelage. In 2016, Coach Thiel was named Director of Basketball Operations at Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia.
Louis had a tremendous career as a player at Richmond High and Langara College. In HS, Louis was a Provincial All-Star, MVP, and led his team to the AAA Provincial Championship in 1991.
At Langara College, Louis was a two-time All-Canadian, College Player of the Year, and is currently still the PacWest Conferences leader, with career Points Per Game of 24.38 (5.3 PPG ahead of the next highest athlete).
High School basketball accomplishments:
- BC High School AAA Provincial Championship (Richmond High)
- BC High School AAA Provincial Championship Tournament MVP
College Basketball accomplishments:
- CAA Canadian College Player of the Year
- 2 time CCAA All-Canadian
- BCCAA Provincial Championship
- BCCAA Provincial Championships – MVP
- PACWest Player Of the Year
- BCAA 1st Team All-Star
- College Outstanding Male Athlete (Langara)
- ACAC 1st team All-Star
Louis has spent the last 12 years coaching high school basketball. He coached at Lord Byng (8 Years), St. George’s (4 Years) and represented the West Side as a Basketball BC Assistant Regional u15 coach. Louis is the current Varsity Assistant Coach at St. George’s School in Vancouver, BC.
McCoy has been a key contributor on the West Side of Vancouver for many years. He played his HS Basketball at Vancouver College and Kitsilano HS before receiving a scholarship to attend Quest University as a member of their Varsity Basketball Program. As a player McCoy was a member of the Basketball British Columbia Provincial team (u14 and u16). McCoy is one of the most dedicated coaches and players you will ever come across as he has worked extremely hard for everything he has achieved.
Nathan has been involved in the basketball scene on the West Side of Vancouver as both a player and coach, for the past few years. He was the captain of a Lord Byng Senior boys teams that went to provincials back to back seasons. He was a Vancouver city and Lower Mainland all-star in both grade 11 and 12, and was a provincial all-star in grade 12. On top of that when he was in grade 11 Nathan coached a grade 8 Lord Byng boy’s team to a 3rd place finish in the Vancouver city championships.
Nathan played AAU for Basketball BC representing 2 different U17 teams at nationals after playing up a year at the U17 level in between grade 10 and 11 and then again for his own age the following summer between grade 11 and 12.
Nathan is currently receiving a scholarship to go to school and play basketball at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Nathan exemplifies what can happen when you approach being a student athlete with dedication and a positive attitude.
Being abnormally tall from adolescence, basketball was a natural fit for Ethan. As he progressed through his teen year he would attend high school at Magee, captaining the basketball team. Throughout the years of playing for the Lions he would go on to win various awards including but not limited to Vancouver city all-star in both grade 10 and 12 and Killarney classic MVP. He would then go on to earn a scholarship for being Magee’s top male athlete, and a district-wide scholarship for athletics.
In grade 7, Ethan played club for RBL and Athelite clubs before moving onto Team BC where he would meet Coach Brodan for the first time. They started to train together in the Summer and Ethan started to play for Dynamite from its inception. Ethan fell in love with the intense environment and coaching of the club. Ethan would remain a Dynamite regular until he completed his final U17 campaign.
In spite of being offered opportunities to play basketball in college, Ethan has decided to pursue his academic ambitions at UBC’s in the Nutritional Science Program. Albeit he will continue to contribute to the Vancouver basketball community by coaching at Dynamite and staying linked to the HS Basketball Programs. Ethan’s goal is to share his experiences, and knowledge of the sport and kids develop and grow into their full potential.
Chris has been involved in the Vancouver Basketball Community as both a player and coach for 10 years. Playing High school basketball at Sir Charles Tupper, Chris would help the program win back to back City and Lower Mainland Championships in his Grade 11 and 12 years. In his Sr. year he was named City Championships MVP, Lower Mainland MVP, and was awarded a First Team All-Province selection after a Tupper finished second at B.C. AAA Provincial Tournament. After his final campaign, Chris was also selected as a member of the BC Provincial All-Star game. In 2017 Chris began coaching at Tupper as an assistant coach for the Grade 8 team who finished 5th in Provincials.
After high school, Chris was selected to play for the Capilano University Blues Men’s Basketball Team. In his first year, he was named to the PacWest Conference All-Rookie Team selection. Chris Hopes to give back to the community that helped raised him by being a positive role-model and influencer to the youth who play basketball in Vancouver.