Elite Basketball Academy

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Khalid Loda

President and Coach

Biography

I was born in Casablanca, Morocco and at an early age moved to Luanda in Angola. My first contact with basketball was at the age of nine when I attended the 1988 AfroBasket (FIBA African Championship). Although the interest was there, it was not until a few years later that I fell in love with basketball and decided to dedicate myself more seriously and embark on the journey that I am still on today. I played my college career in the US and graduated from Minot State University. I then went on to play professionally and was fortunate to represent Morocco in international competition. I have been training and developing players across the province since 2010, and I have enjoyed seeing so many youth grow as athletes but most importantly as people.

Coaching Career

2015 - Present: President and Coach, Elite Basketball Training
2016-2017: Assistant Coach, Campbell Collegiate, Boys Basketball, Regina
2015-2016: Head Coach, St.Gabriel School, Boys Basketball, Regina
2010 - 2015: Director of Player Development and Coach, Doggpound Basketball Training Academy
2006-2008: Coach at Cercle Amical Francais de Casablanca (CAFC), Casablanca, Morocco

Playing Career

2006 - 2007: Moroccan National Team
2005: Windy City Dawgs – International Basketball Association (IBL)
2004 - 2005: Pennsylvania Pittbulls – American Basketball Association (ABA)
2003 - 2004: Minot State University
2000 - 2002: Point Park University
1999 - 2000: Highland Community College
1998 - 1999: Dixie State College

Certifications and Awards

Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Certified First Aid CPR/AED Level C

2016-2017: Saskatchewan High School Athletics, Basketball Provincial Champions with Campbell Collegiate

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Emmanuel Jones

Coach

Biography

I was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1993 and moved to Egypt because of the civil war. Growing up as a child I fell in love with the game of soccer and played it my whole childhood until I moved to Canada in 2004. Due to the cold weather it was difficult playing soccer outside, and since recess was being held indoors during my elementary years that’s when I picked up basketball.   I started playing community basketball (RCBA) at 13 and went on to play high school basketball at Dr. Martin Leboldus.  In the summer of 2010, I met Khalid Loda who made me realize that I had potential to play beyond high school, but that I needed to get better.

Within one year of working with Khalid on my basketball skills and personal development, I was being recruited by Minot State University and the University of Regina. I ended up securing a scholarship to play for the Regina Cougars in 2011, and then in 2012 I received a full scholarship to Lakeland College in Alberta.

Coaching Career

2016 – Present: Coach, Elite Basketball Training

Playing Career

2013-2014: Lakeland College
2012-2013: Lakeland College
2011-2012: University of Regina
2007-2011: Dr. Martin Leboldus High School

Achievements and Awards:

2013-2014: Lakeland College

Most Valuable Player
Male Athlete of The Year
All Conference First Team

2012-2013: Lakeland College

Rookie of The Year
All Conference Second Team

2007-2011: Dr Martin Leboldus High:

Jr. Boys Basketball MVP 2009-2010
59th Annual LIT Ed Rob Mr. Hustle Award 2011
City All Star 2011