Through Vidal’s experiences in North America and Europe, he has compiled a great deal of knowledge on how to prepare and train for basketball. He is the epitome of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. His gift for training and the passion he demonstrates in each and every training sessions has proved to be a recipe for success, not only in basketball but in life.
Vidal’s role, aside from taking care of player training and development, is to act as a bridge between our athletes, their families, and college coaches interested in building relationships with them. Vidal uses his playing/coaching experience and networks to help build a brand of student athletes university coaches want to recruit, and help parents and players make informed decisions throughout that process.
Vidal currently serves as executive director of the program and 17u head coach.
O’Neil had a storied high school career at Oakwood Collegiate Institute, winning the 1993 OFSAA Gold Medal Championship. He went on to play NCAA Division I basketball at St. Mary’s University in California. He has played for the Canadian University National Team and the Jamaica Men’s National team. After completing his post-secondary studies and earning his degree in education, he played professional basketball in Europe. As a NCCP level 3 certified coach, O’Neil has served as an assistant coach for the Ryerson University Men’s Basketball team (2000-2006) and head coach of George Brown College men’s basketball team (2006-2012). O’Neil is also a Development Coach for Canada Basketball Junior Academy and currently serves as an assistant coach at Oakwood Collegiate.
O’Neil is the head coach of our 16u team.
Jordan is an NCCP level 2 certified coach with 9 years of coaching experience in the Ontario Basketball Association. He has a passion for the game and combined with his networking abilities and drive for developing and training players has led to a successful coaching career at youth levels. In 2015, Jordan joined the Northern Kings assisting with the 16U team, he has also spent time as the head coach for the Tyndale Talons women’s college team. Jordan is excited to bring a basketball cultured environment and competitive coaching experience to Northern Kings 14u team. Jordan, a Scarborough native, resides in Ajax with his wife and 3 children working as a Fraud Analyst.
Jordan is the head coach of the 14u team.
Karim enjoyed a successful football career, being named a three-time Atlantic University Sport (AUS) All-Conference member as a linebacker and defensive end. After graduating Karim was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger Cats and also spent time in the Atlanta Falcons organization. Karim has a passion for helping youth, he is a youth and community worker in Scarborough, and has made a positive impact in many at-risk youth’s lives. Karim currently coaches football and basketball at the high school level, along with volunteering his time at the AAU level in the spring and summer. Karim’s philosophy is to provide a safe, caring and competitive atmosphere for his players to grow from young boys into men.
Karim serves as a community liason and 17u assistant coach.
Kiroh attended Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute, where he won three Toronto city Championships and made an OFSAA AAAA finals appearance. In his senior season, he was selected a City of Toronto 1st team all-star. Upon graduating from Eastern Commerce, Kiroh moved on to Miami Dade Junior College and then played at NCAA Division II Tusculum College.
His playing experience had led to a passion for coaching and training high school athletes. His coaching experiences include years working at The Hoop Factory basketball camp as well as the Philadelphia 76ers basketball camps and The Atlantic Cape Camps. Kiroh currently works in film and entertainment as well as providing personal training services for basketball players at all levels.
Kiroh is a lead skills trainer for our program and 17u assistant coach.
Ahmed played for Centennial College from 2003-2005, which included a 5th place finish at the CCAA National Championships. Ahmed is a R.E.C.E. (Registered Early Childhood Educator) and also runs a successful business helping children develop a greater self-esteem in Sport Stacking.
Ahmed oversees all Jr. NBA programs and house league operations and is a 17u assistant coach.
Jelani played at Jean Vanier Secondary winning an AAA OFSSA gold and became a TDCAA 1st Team All-Star. In his 5th and final year of high school, Jelani transferred to Milliken Mills High School, where he became a York Region 1st team All-Star along with being nominated as a Nike “Rumble in the Tdot” All-Canadian. He then went on to further his education at Sheridan College, playing varsity basketball in 2007-2009 & 2010-2011. During his 3-year playing stint as a member of the Sheridan Bruins, Jelani managed to win 1 Ontario Gold, 1 Ontario Silver, and a 4th place at the CCAA National Championships, to go along with 1 OCAA first team All-Star and 1 OCAA second team All-Star.
When his playing career ended at Sheridan College, Jelani then played in the English Basketball League for Newham Neptunes (N.A.S.S.A) winning an National Cup bronze (First time a division 3 team has ever placed in cup play against BBL & EBL teams), and a National Shield Gold. Jelani now works as a Child and Youth worker for Toronto Community Housing and a Tween Program Coordinator for Eastview Boys and Girls Club.
Jelani is the head coach of our 15u team.