Coaches

TAC SPORTS COACHES

Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC Sports) provide the best coaches regardless of the program you choose. All of our instructors are trained in FIRST-AID/CPR and in accordance with the National Coaching Certification Plan (NCCP) of Canada.

Our coaches are also trained through Canadian Sports for Life (CS4L) principles and use the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model of growth, maturation, and development for their lesson plans as set by the Government of Canada.

Additional certifications: High Five, Canada’s quality standard for children’s recreation and sport.

COACHES’ MISSION

The goal of our coaches is to recognize the individual potential within each student and to ignite their passion for sports.

We want to instill a sense of self-confidence in our participants and to foster a deep love for the sport they are learning.

We are dedicated to making the TAC Sports experience the most fun and exciting sporting experience possible!

COACHES’ PROFILES

Adib Razavi – Director of Operations 

Adib is the Director of Operations at Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC). His passion for sports is rooted in his own experience as a developing junior player. He comes with an extensive athletic background as a former student-athlete and as a supervisor of internal and external affairs within intercollegiate athletics for soccer and tennis. He has been a member of the varsity team at York University, earning him the Ontario University Athletics championships with the York Lions in 2011. In addition to his high-quality work with various teams, Adib manages a terrific sports program and is excited to apply his knowledge to TAC Sports programs and community-based organizations. He takes pride in working at TAC Sports and in his ability to provide youth with high-quality sports and education programs. Adib is fluent in English and Farsi.

 

Alexander Arthur – Director of Programming

Alexander’s passion has always been sports, health, and physical activity. Alexander graduated from York University with a B.A in Kinesiology and Sports Psychology. His life mission is his commitment to developing children and athletes into confident players and leaders. He takes pleasure in designing the best possible programs and systems for TAC Sports. Alexander is an NCCP certified coach, teaching soccer and tennis for over 10 years. He continues to play high-level soccer all around Ontario and has been organizing soccer teams and leagues for over 6 years. Alexander is fluent in English and Italian and is adept in both Spanish and French.

 

Tyrone Stephenson – Basketball Academy Director


Tyrone has always been passionate about sports. He began playing basketball competitively at the age of 7 and continued to compete right through high school and University. As a graduate of Tyndale University, Tyrone managed Tyndale’s Varsity Basketball Program as the head coach for both the Men and Women’s teams for 3 years before joining TAC Sports as a head basketball trainer. Tyrone is an NCCP certified basketball coach with Canada Basketball and is fluent in both English and French.

 

 

Everton Clennon  – Manager of Basketball Operations                        

                                     

Career Profile:           

A highly talented basketball player/coach with 25 + years of coaching and 6-year of college/university/Professional playing experience. Possess excellent leadership, training, and mentoring skills.

Playing Career:

1992 – 1994 Played 2 years in Frankfurt, Germany

1990 – 1992 Played 2 years at Washington State Univ. Pullman, Washington

1986 – 1990 Played 2 years at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington

1984 – 1986 Played 2 years at Gavilan College in Gilroy, California

1986 –  1986 Member of Junior Canadian National Team

Coaching Career: Basketball Coach

Durham Region Basketball Coach/ club Trainer (2016 – 2017)

Markham Rep Basketball program (2012 – 2016)

Dunbarton High School, Pickering, Ontario (2009 – 2012)

Harold Brathwaite Secondary school, Brampton, Ontario (2005 – 2009)

Warren Ward

Warren Ward began his pursuit of making it to the pro’s in 2008 when he attended the University of Ottawa. Hours of dedication and hard work to become a better player physically and skillfully, and perseverance through a right ACL injury. All helped translate into five outstanding seasons whereby Warren was named an OUA all-star in 4 consecutive seasons, he represented Canada at the pan-am and FISU games. In his last season, Warren was named an All-Canadian, broke a number of school records, won athlete of the year, and lifelong school ambassador.

 

Upon graduating from university and completing his degree, Warren held true to his promise to himself and became a professional basketball player. He signed his first professional deal in Germany in the summer of 2013. Prior to playing in Germany, Warren became one of only three Canadians to ever enter the NBA draft after playing at the CIS (u-sport) level. Unfortunately, he was not drafted due to ineligibility but he still went on to have a 5-year career overseas, playing in countries such as France and Spain as well as Germany.

Warren now lives in the Greater Toronto Area and works for NBA TV as a game analyst for the Raptors 905 and co-host for Court Surfing.