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Our Banquet Guest Speaker

We are so pleased to announce our Banquet Guest Speaker is Kyle Julius, Head Coach and General Manager of the Vancouver Bandits of the CEBL (Canadian Elite Basketball League) and former Canadian National Team Player.

We thank the Bandit’s Organization and its President, Dylan Kular, for making this happen.

A short bio on Kyle Julius

A former U SPORTS (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport) standout at the University of Guelph from 2001-04, Kyle Julius is a household name among Canadian coaches and players. He played professionally overseas in Italy and was a member of Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team in 2005. Before pursuing coaching full-time, Kyle dedicated himself toward becoming one of Canada’s elite skills development trainers with a focus on enhancing the careers of Canadian and international pros on and off the court.

He trained several of Canada’s NBA and overseas stars. More than 75 alumni of Kyle’s training program went on to receive scholarships to universities and colleges in Canada and the United States.

Further adding to his history of coaching student-athletes, Kyle previously served as the lead skills and development trainer at North Pole Hoops from 2010-20. As part of the NPH Showcase Circuit, Kyle travelled from coast-to-coast teaching a customized curriculum focused on workouts and classroom sessions designed to enrich the experience and progress of all-around student athletes.

Kyle has a history of leading champions over the course of his nine seasons as a professional coach. His teams have qualified for the postseason every year in three different leagues in three different countries. In two seasons with the London Lighting, he amassed an overall record of 86-and-21, which included back-to-back finals appearances, as well as a Championship title and Coach of the Year honours in 2017.

Bolstering Kyle’s resume is his international success; including leading Canada to a gold medal at the internationally renowned William Jones Cup, which was hosted in Taiwan in 2017.

After winning the prestigious tournament, Kyle joined the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN Basketball League where he helped Saigon achieve its first two winning seasons and first-ever playoff victory in franchise history.

Kyle returned to Taiwan in 2019 and joined the Dreamers. He made an immediate impact by leading Formosa’s rise to third place before the COVID-19 pandemic halted the 2019-20 season. The Dreamers earned championship and semifinal berths in 2021 and 2022, respectively, under Kyle’s tutelage in his second and third seasons with the prominent Taiwanese club.

A common theme runs throughout each stop of Kyle’s decorated coaching career. He builds a team culture where players are empowered to succeed and improve their overall skills and toughness, while also delivering results defined by regular and postseason success.

Links to more on Kyle
Wiki Bio on Kyle Julius
Bandits Announce the Return of Kyle Julius as Head Coach & GM

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