Craig | Canada Basketball

Craig Behan

Role: Learning Facilitator (LF)
Context(s): Train to Compete
P/TSO: Basketball BC
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Years as a Coach Developer: 2
Coaching Experience:
  • PhD Kinesiology (Coach-athlete Relationships)
  • UVIC Men's Basketball Lead Assistant Coach (2001-2002; 2010-Present)
  • National Coaching Institute (NCI) Level IV (Master Coach)
  • National Coaching Certification Program Theory, Technical, Practical I, II, III, & IV
  • Canada Basketball Master Coach Facilitator (2015 - in progress)
  • Vikes Nation AAU Club Basketball Developer (2014-Present)
  • Red Deer College Men's Basketball Head Coach (2002-2010)
  • Bermuda Men's National Team Assistant Coach (2007-Present)
  • Alberta College Men's Basketball Coach of the Year-3x (2004, 2005, 2008)
  • Alberta Basketball Association (ABA) - U17 Provincial Juvenile Boys Head Coach (2008)
  • Basketball BC - Victoria Regional Training Centre Head Coach (2010-2014)
  • ABA & Basketball Canada - Nike Centre of Performance Men's Coach (2004-2006)
What motivated you to get into coaching?:

At first I really missed competing and the game of basketball, so that was my original motivation as a younger coach. Soon after, it became about the players and their development on and off the court; being a leader and building a team over a course of a season, seeing improvement was excellent motivation.

What do you love about being a Coach Developer?:

The teaching component and being exposed to various coaches and backgrounds. 

Why did you want to be a Coach Developer?:

I really wanted to give back, educate, make connections and learn from other coaches around the country at all levels.

Favorite Coaching Quote:

I'm a big Dallas Cowboys fan - one of Tom Landry's quote's always stood out to me: "A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be."


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